Our graduate studies program seeks motivated graduate students to serve internships in the analytic offices and centers of CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. Graduate studies interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. They research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, scientific, technical, and leadership developments. In addition to their analytic responsibilities, graduate studies interns become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The program allows participants and the Agency to assess opportunities for permanent employment following the participant's completion of graduate school.
Minimum qualifications: We are looking for students in a variety of graduate degree programs, including international affairs, area studies, economics, geography, physical sciences, and engineering. Students selected for this program must be entering or continuing graduate school on a fulltime basis following this assignment. They should be available for a 90-day internship. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required.
All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological examination, a polygraph interview, and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.
To be considered for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.
To Apply: Intern Queen Inc. does not send resumes directly to the CIA. You must apply here: https://www.cia.gov/careers/application-process/instructions.html
Make a note of the position(s) that interest you, as you can apply for up to four positions in one application. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application, and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application proces