Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program - Graphic Designer

Central Intelligence Agency - Washington, DC4.3

Full-time | Internship$44,000 a year
As a Graphic Designer Undergraduate Intern for the CIA, you will work for Imaging & Publishing Support (IPS), within the Office of Enterprise Support (OES), as the Intelligence Community Publisher, providing both traditional and digital printing, online publishing, multimedia support, photographic support, digital archiving, design support and copier management services to the CIA, Intelligence Community (IC), and other federal government agencies. IPS provides a vital service to the Intelligence Community and national policymakers by publishing the Studies in Intelligence, the CIA’s Agency Financial Report, the IC’s Congressional Budget Justification Books, and time critical mission relevant finished intelligence. You will work in IPS to produce a variety of products for clients across CIA and the Intelligence Community. Leveraging strong conceptualization, critical thinking, product development and communication skills, you will engage in organizational identity development, exhibit and display design, information graphics, promotional and presentation design, and publication design. In a highly collaborative environment, with professionals in a variety of other media disciplines, designers are challenged to produce the most effective product to communicate the client message.

Interns with IPS will interact with clients, collaborate with peers, become familiar with a business-like environment where you will negotiate budgets and deadlines, and work in an Intelligence organization supporting an amazing mission. You will engage in a variety of developmental experiences and assess the Agency as an employer of choice while also being assessed for potential employment following graduation.

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US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

Minimum Qualifications:
At least one semester of academic studies in fine arts/graphic design/digital imaging courses

Desired Qualifications:
Participation in certified Graphic Design degree program at a 4 year college or university
GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
Demonstrate knowledge of graphic design principles
Strong conceptualization skills to develop unique and effective solutions
Strong communications skills, both in writing and interpersonally
In depth knowledge of Adobe creative software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc)
Understanding and/or experience in multiple forms of product output, including print
Previous experience as a service provider or in a customer service environment

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.