- Communication Skills
- Computer Skills
- Microsoft Exchange
As an IT Engineer Undergraduate Intern for the CIA, you will work independently and side-by-side with other engineers to create, develop, integrate, implement and perform product evaluation services for the Agency's worldwide workgroup platform. This includes participating in the design of enterprise desktop computing solutions and engineering collaborative solutions (e-mail, team collaboration, web and video conferencing), configuring local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) for the Agency and Intelligence Community, in addition to introducing state-of-the-art technologies into the corporate baseline. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in and contribute to the development and support of Agency's mission critical systems - common platforms, collaborative computing and service-oriented architecture.
IT Engineer Interns work in a multidiscipline, diverse, and technically challenging environment. You will have opportunities to use and enhance your knowledge of communications technologies, computing platforms, network systems (Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Outlook), operating systems (Microsoft, Unix, Linux), collaborative tools (e-mail, instant messaging, web and video conferencing), and automated test tools.
Interns generally are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship or two 90-day summer internships. Co-op students work on an alternating semester or quarterly basis and are expected to spend a minimum of three semesters or four quarters (this can include a summer tour) on the job prior to graduation.
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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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 in one of the following fields or related studies:
IT Engineering discipline
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
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Some working knowledge of program languages and network topologies/protocols
Ability to work in a team 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.