Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program - Data Scientist

Central Intelligence Agency - Washington, DC4.3

Full-time$22 - $26 an hour
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As a Data Scientist Undergraduate Intern for the CIA, you will work side-by-side with other Data Scientists to organize and interpret data to inform US decision makers, drive successful operations and shape CIA technology and resource investments. Through CIA's global mission, the Agency has access to unique and highly specialized data sets. You will work with advanced hardware, software and techniques to develop computational algorithms and statistical methods that find patterns and relationships in large volumes of data. Data Scientists clearly communicate their conclusions to a diverse audience and become experts through Agency-sponsored continuing education, attendance at academic and technical conferences as well as collaboration with the Intelligence Community.

Offices of the CIA – Directorate of Digital Innovation
The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation. Learn more about the Directorate of Digital Innovation.

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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.

Minimum Qualifications:
Full-time student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a technical field
GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
Availability to work two 90-day tours prior to graduation
Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
Creativity
Initiative
Integrity
Leadership abilities
Problem solving skills
Ability to work in a diverse team environment

Desired Qualifications:
Interest or experience in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related field, such as:
Computational social science
Computer science
Data analytics
Economics
Engineering
Geospatial analysis
Mathematics
Operations research
Quantitative finance
Statistics

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.