Undergraduate Internship Program- Directorate of Operations

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 Contracting Officer Undergraduate Intern for CIA, you will work with an accomplished, diverse team of acquisition professionals that provide critical support to U.S. national security by providing a full range of contracting support to CIA. You will apply your business skills to diverse programs for technical collection systems, construction projects, information technology initiatives, and more.

At CIA, only the Contracting Officer is legally authorized to financially obligate the U.S. Government to acquire its products and services. Working in a team environment, you will learn and utilize innovative business practices to streamline the acquisition process and maximize resources. You will also manage a wide variety of unique and complex contract types to obtain the best value on behalf of the U.S. Government.

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

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.

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
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Accounting
  • Contracts/Acquisition/Procurement
  • Pre-Law
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day tour
  • Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Attention to administrative detail
  • 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
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
Posted
10/04/2021
Type
Internship
Salary Range
$45,000.00 - 77,000.00
per Year
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Location
Henderson, NV, US
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