The Gordon Institute (JGI) and the Program in National Security Studies (PINSS) encourage students to seek internship opportunities to enhance the students’ background in pursuit of an eventual career. For anyone interested in a career within the Intelligence Community (IC) this is particularly important; work experience makes one more competitive in any field and gives the intern a better understanding of whether the agency is a good ‘fit’ for his/her own interests and skills. IC member agencies seek a diverse workforce – diverse in terms of ethnicity, gender, academic disciplines, language abilities and life experiences. Completion of an internship program provides real work experience and enhances the student’s career potential. Internships in the IC require security background checks – having successfully completed this important process also enhances the student’s resume.

Internship at USSOUTHCOM

Diplomacy Lab

Other Internships

Current Openings

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency: Temporary Hire Student Internship Program

Temporary Hire Students perform a variety of functions and tasks in support of the organization to which they are assigned. Selected students are placed in one year appointments to be extended upon successful completion of each work period, as indicated by supervisor evaluations. Temporary Student Hires must commit to a 10 consecutive week summer work period for each year in the program.

Location: Springfield, VA, Washington, DC, St Louis, MO, Arnold, MO, Denver, CO

Salary Range:

  • Band 01: $21,459 - $58,428
  • Band 02: $40,956 - $78,703

Deadline: August 1, 2017 Apply Here

Central Intelligence Agency: Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the CIA. Applicants must be available to work at least two 90-day summer tours prior to graduation and willingness to work at CIA full time after graduation.

Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

Salary Range:

  • $29,046 - $38,701 ($13.91 - $18.54 per hour)

Deadline: August 14, 2017 Apply Here