Undergraduate Co-op Program - Analysis

Through this program, undergraduate students to serve as co-ops in the analytic offices and centers of CIA's Directorate of Intelligence.

Sponsor: Central Intelligence Agency

Description

Undergraduate co-ops 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, undergraduate co-ops 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 a graduate studies internship or permanent employment following the participant's completion of undergraduate school.

Students selected for this program are often attending academic institutions with established cooperative education programs, though not exclusively. They 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 co-op program provides increasingly challenging assignments that are commensurate with the students' academic training and individual ability to assume additional responsibility.

Eligibility

Undergraduate students with a variety of majors, including international affairs, area studies, economics, geography, physical sciences, or engineering. 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.

How to Apply

Submit resume online at https://www.cia.gov/careers/jobs/view-all-jobs/college-students-analytical-positions/undergraduate-co-op-program-analysis.html . Note: Multiple submissions are unnecessary and will slow the processing of your resume. Of course, if you made an error in your submission or need to update your resume, you may submit another resume. The second resume will overwrite the first.