Undergraduate Internship/Co-Op Program- Logistics Officer

Our year-round internship programs allow undergraduate students to work in several areas before they graduate. These paid opportunities span a range of studies, including, but not limited to:

  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Foreign language
  • Engineering
  • Information technology

Schools with co-operative programs typically have specific requirements to receive co-op credit. So, we designed our co-op program at the CIA to help students meet those requirements. As part of our program, students work on an alternating semester basis for at least three semesters before they graduate. This can include a summer work session as well. Since our Agency does not work with an established list of co-op programs, students will need to work with their schools to receive academic credit.

Deadlines

Students have to go through our medical and security process. Interested in our internship or co-op programs? For most of these opportunities, please apply at least 12 months before your desired start date. If you are applying for the Directorate of Operations Internship or our scholarship programs, you will need to submit your application during the timetable listed on the program’s page.

As a Logistics Officer Undergraduate Intern for CIA, you will work with an accomplished, diverse team providing a full range of logistical and supply chain management support across the country and overseas. The work includes managing and executing procurement, shipping, and receiving processes required to support the mission. As part of a team, you will implement these logistics processes by leveraging existing networks and expanding others, anticipating mission needs and requirements and offering alternatives and advice, and evaluating, redesigning, and implementing logistics processes for mission support. You will also participate in process reviews, staff meetings, and other activities to increase your understanding of the issues and challenges facing a logistics service provider at the Agency.

Interns generally are required to work at least one 90-day summer internship. 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.

The Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program allows you and the Agency to assess opportunities for permanent employment following your completion of undergraduate school.

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

Read more about diversity and inclusion

What You’ll Get

The CIA offers various benefits to students, including:

  • Paid time off
  • Federal health and life insurance
  • Retirement
  • Education and training
  • Health services
  • Child care center
  • Credit union

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

Minimum Qualifications

Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the following fields or related studies:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Transportation and Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Engineering-Industrial, Operations Management
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day summer tour (two summers preferred)
  • Excellent analytic skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter able to work with minimum of supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
Posted
10/04/2021
Type
Internship
Location
Garland, TX, US
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