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Undergrad Intern Program, NCS - Apply by Nov. 1
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Job Description

Applications for Summer 2011 employment will be accepted until 1 November 2010. Applications received after that time will be considered for internships starting in Summer 2012. The National Clandestine Service (NCS) Internship Program is designed to give a limited number of talented undergraduate students the opportunity to work in supporting the NCS mission of collecting human intelligence on critical international developments. The NCS intern will be part of a unique world of important events and meaningful accomplishments. Interns will work at our Headquarters facility in the Washington, D.C. suburbs with teams of knowledgeable professionals. Interns are required to work two 90-day summer internships or a combination of one summer and one semester internship prior to graduation from a four-year accredited American university or college. Student internship positions offer salaries competitive with the private sector and the same benefits as permanent employees.


Minimum requirements: Applicants should possess 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 is a must. Foreign language skills, overseas experience, and regional studies are desirable, but not required. The NCS undergraduate internship program is highly competitive. Applicants are expected to meet the following requirements: * U.S. citizenship; * A strong academic record (3.0 GPA or better) maintained throughout the academic career. * Able to meet the same employment standards as permanent employees, successfully completing medical and polygraph examinations as well as a background investigation. * Available to work in the Washington, D.C. area during the periods of student employment. * Students selected for this program must have completed one full year of undergraduate school and must be continuing school on a full-time basis following this assignment. Because of the nature of our work in the NCS, the student internship application process is a lengthy one. Applications for Summer 2011 employment will be accepted until 1 November 2010. Applications received after that time will be considered for internships starting in Summer 2012. All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required. To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing. Important Notice: Knowledge by non-Agency personnel of your association with the Central Intelligence Agency or the Intelligence Community may limit your ability to perform or preclude you from certain assignments. NCS applicants should therefore endeavor to protect the fact that they have applied and/or are thinking of applying to the NCS. We urge your discretion throughout the entire hiring process to ensure maximum flexibility for your potential NCS career. Further guidance will be provided as competitive applicants move through the hiring steps. How To Apply: 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 click the 'Apply' button below to read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process. An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

About Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Harry S. Truman. The act also created a Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) to serve as head of the United States intelligence community; act as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence matters related to the national security; and serve as head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 amended the National Security Act to provide for a Director of National Intelligence who would assume some of the roles formerly fulfilled by the DCI, with a separate Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.