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CIA Offers Student Programs
The CIA offers employment for students throughout the year, not just during the
summer. Applications for winter, spring, and fall should be submitted at least
9-12 months before the desired start date.
Students in these programs will learn from skilled professionals who support
the US officials who make our country's foreign policy. Students will assist
with work assignments, while earning a competitive income and gaining practical
Students are expected to meet the same employment standards as permanent
employees. Applicants must be US citizens and should have a strong academic
record (3.0 GPA or better). Students must successfully complete medical and
polygraph examinations as well as background investigations.
Student positions offer salaries competitive with the private sector and the
same benefits as for permanent employees. Students in Agency-sponsored programs
are also eligible to apply for a one-time tuition assistance award for the last
year of study if a job offer has been extended and a minimum GPA is maintained.
All student assignments are located in the Washington, D.C. area. Although the
CIA cannot provide students with housing, it can provide services to assist in
identifying affordable, temporary and convenient accommodations.
Undergraduate Co-op Program
The CIA’s cooperative education program is for students in a range of
undergraduate programs, including 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 and graphic design.
Students work on an alternating semester or quarterly basis and should expect to
spend 3+ semesters or 4 quarters on the job.
Undergraduate Internship Program
This program is 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).
Students may view and apply for
undergraduate internship opportunities and undergraduate co-op opportunities
Graduate Studies Program
The Graduate Studies Program accepts graduate students who are majoring in
economics, engineering, computer science, political science, international
affairs, foreign languages, area studies, geography, cartography, and physical
sciences; other majors may be accepted. Students should be entering their first
or second year of graduate studies in an accredited college or university
Interested students may view and apply for graduate student opportunities at the
CIA Graduate Students
Application Information and Deadlines
Students should discuss CIA opportunities with their on-campus career
advisors or internship/co-op program coordinators and check their school's
schedules for recruiting events. To be eligible for participation in a student
program, students must be at least a college sophomore.
Applications for winter, spring, and fall employment should be should be
submitted at least 9 - 12 months before the desired start date.
To apply online for a specific student position visit: