Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program- Customer Service

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 Foreign Language Specialist Undergraduate Intern for CIA, you will design on-line/distance learning course materials and deliver language instruction at all proficiency levels, using today’s modern technology and tools to enrich the learning experience. You will also have the opportunity to conduct language proficiency assessments in accordance with Intelligence Community standards.

Foreign Language Specialist interns have advanced proficiency in at least one of the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Burmese
  • Chinese
  • Dari/Pashto
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

CIA provides first-class training for energetic, creative, and committed intelligence professionals. You will work with CIA Language Instructors to help deliver programs that provide intelligence professionals with the foreign language communications skills and cross-cultural awareness they need to live and work abroad effectively or to perform other language-related duties. You will also help apply the latest instructional methodologies to meet customized needs and conduct language proficiency testing in speaking, listening, and reading for skills evaluation.

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.

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.
  • Learn more about working at CIA
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
  • Education
  • Foreign Languages
  • Linguistics
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day tour prior to graduation
  • Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
  • Native-like fluency in one of the languages listed below, as well as advanced English proficiency (applicants will be required to take proficiency tests in their claimed language):
  • Arabic
  • Burmese
  • Chinese
  • Dari/Pashto
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese
  • 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
Mesa, AZ, US
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