The Central Intelligence Agency provides an internship program designed

to give promising undergraduate students, particularly minorities and people with disabilities, the opportunity to gain practical work experience that complements their academic studies. The sponsor provides an internship program for promising undergraduate 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 and graphic design. Interns are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship,, or two ninety-day summer internships.


Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens and be undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited academic institution. Applicants should have a strong academic record (3.0 GPA or better). Foreign language skills, previous international residency and military experience are pluses.


Student positions offer salaries competitive with the private sector and the same benefits as 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, DC, area. The sponsor cannot provide students with housing, however, services are provided that will assist you in identifying affordable, temporary and convenient accommodations.


Applications for winter, spring and fall employment should be sent six to nine months before the desired start date. Applications for summer employment will be accepted until November 1.

Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)


CIA Office of Public Affairs

Phone: 800-368-3886 / Fax: 703-482-1739

Location(s): Washington, DC

Program Dates and Duration: year round

Stipend: no

Deadline: six months before internship start date ~ Click here to go to opportunity

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Note: Please, do not contact us regarding these internships. We are not affiliated with the sponsoring organizations and therefore have no additional information. Sometimes the link is changed for the internships. When this happens, go to the home page of the organizers to locate information on it or contact the organization directly.

The Multicultural Advantage Internship Center maintains a constantly updated listing of a wide variety of internship programs.

To view current internship listings: Visit the Internship Center