Intelligence Community Career Development

"Regardless of the path you pursue, the key is to focus your skills around a specific area of expertise. Individuals knowledgeable in technology, science, engineering, analysis, and foreign languages are highly desirable for IC careers."

Internship Opportunities

Intelligence Community Student Internship Opportunities:  Research what each IC agency does, the internship opportunities available to students within the IC, and other IC related internship possibilities.

Scholarship Opportunities

SMART Scholarship
Sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD), this scholarship provides Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics students their full tuition, paid summer internships in DoD laboratories, employment placement after graduation, and more.

Eligible applicants are:  Undergraduate and Graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM fields); Able to participate in summer internships at  DoD laboratories; Willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD

Scholarships from the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
The AFCEA has offers many scholarships to Undergraduate and Graduate students, including an Intelligence Scholarship for students pursuing degrees in global security, intelligence studies, and/or foreign languages.

Learn More

CIA Hiring Process:  Read a documentation of the CIA's hiring process, written by the head of CIA Recruiting.

A career in Intelligence: Is it right for you, and are you right for it?
:  An excellent source of information on what a career in Intelligence looks like, what the 16 agencies of the IC do and what your opportunities are.

The United States Intelligence Community:  The official site of the IC, detailing the overarching goals of the IC, along with each agency's mission, responsibilities and career opportunities.