- Certified Internal Auditor
As an Intelligence Analyst Intern for the CIA, you will work on teams alongside our full-time analysts, studying and evaluating information from all available sources—classified and unclassified—and then analyzing it to provide timely and objective assessments to customers such as the President, National Security Council, and other US policymakers.
Liberal arts majors research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, and leadership developments.
Engineering, science students, or those in other technical programs, analyze and provide written and oral assessments on challenging national security issues—including foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies—and apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solve complex intelligence problems.
In addition to your analytic responsibilities, you will become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program allows you and the Agency to assess opportunities to serve as a graduate fellow, if schooling continues, or permanent employment following your completion of undergraduate school.
Offices of the CIA – Directorate of Analysis
Within the Directorate of Analysis (DA), incomplete and sometimes contradictory information is transformed into unique insights that inform US policy decisions. The DA helps provide timely, accurate and objective all-source intelligence analysis on national security and foreign policy issues to senior policymakers in the US Government. Learn more about the Directorate of Analysis.
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Life at CIA
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle..
US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.
Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree from a variety of majors, including:
GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
Availability to work at least one 90-day tour prior to graduation with the possibility to do additional tours depending on availability
All applicants must successfully complete:
A thorough medical and psychological exam
A polygraph interview
A comprehensive background investigation
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.