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44832 / National Clandestine Internship Program
Central Intelligence Agency

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Full Time
Summer 2016
Summer 2017
The National Clandestine Service (NCS) is the covert arm of the CIA.
Are you looking for an exciting and challenging internship? Contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate with the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service (NCS) Undergraduate Internship Program. The CIA offers a limited number of talented undergraduate students the opportunity to support the NCS mission of collecting human intelligence on critical international developments.
Students applying for the NCS internship program are permitted to tell only their parents, and these discussions should be done in-person—keep this in mind as you decide if this is the right internship for you.

NCS interns support the NCS mission of collecting human intelligence on critical international developments. Interns will work in the Washington, D.C. area with teams of knowledgeable professionals.

Student internship positions offer salaries competitive with the private sector and the same benefits as permanent employees.

This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in a NCS career via the NCS Professional Trainee Program. Interns are generally Freshmen at the time of application and have minimal professional work experience.
•U.S. citizenship
•3.0 GPA or better at the time of application and maintained throughout the program
•Anticipated graduation date of May/June 2018
•Full-time undergraduate student
•Enrollment in a 4-year academic institution with at least one semester completed by the time of application. Please include your college/university information under the Education Section of the on-line application with your anticipated graduation date
•Availability to complete two 90-day NCS summer internships in the Washington D.C. area; the first will start May or June 2016 and the second will start May or June 2017
•Apply between 01 January and 30 April 2015
•Impeccable integrity, outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and commitment to serving the interests of our country
•Interest in foreign affairs and national security issues
•Interest in and ability to meet requirements for the •Professional Trainee Program following graduation
•Due to processing requirements, the NCS will not consider applicants who plan to travel out of country for more than 90 consecutive days between January 2015 and May 2016. Extended foreign travel is discouraged between January 2017 and May 2017 as well
•Successful completion of medical and polygraph examinations as well as a background investigation by May 2016
•Foreign language skills, overseas experience are desirable but not required
Contact Candice Backus, Internship Services,, 801-863-7436, for more information on how to apply.

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Washington DC
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