CIA Internship opportunities



Location (s):

  • United States of America
Washington, D.C.


Are you looking for an exciting and challenging internship or cooperative education experience? Consider employment with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an undergraduate or graduate student.


  • For students majoring in engineering, computer science, mathematics, economics, physical sciences, foreign languages, area studies, business administration, accounting, international relations, finance, logistics, human resources, geography, national security studies, military and foreign affairs, political science or graphic design
  • Many students work a minimum of two work tours (student work tour length is generally 90 days; however, the actual length of the work tour is agreed upon between the office and the student)
  • Applications should be submitted at least 9-12 months before the desired start date

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

  • US citizenship
  • 3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Foreign language skills and previous international residency are pluses
  • Medical/polygraph examinations and background investigation required
  • Assignments are ONLY in the Washington, DC metro area
  • Because of safety concerns for the prospective applicant, as well as security and communication issues, the CIA Recruitment Center does not accept applications, nor can we return phone calls, e-mails or other forms of communication, from US citizens living outside of the US.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

  • Paid Internships/Co-Op Opportunities
  • Paid Transportation Costs (School to the Washington, DC area)
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Assistance With Housing Search
  • Security Clearance
  • Federal Holidays
  • Potential Tuition Assistance
  • Health Insurance
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