Analysis Career Field Internship, Defense Intelligence Agency (Various Locations)


All-source analysis is at the fulcrum of DIA’s global mission.  DIA has officers in 140 countries, including a diverse range of opportunities for all-source analysts.  Wherever they are located, all-source analysts provide insightful analysis on foreign military capabilities and defense issues in support of our nation’s political leadership, defense policymakers, acquisition community, and military commanders.  DIA all-source analysis informs policy, defense strategy, weapons development, weapons acquisition, and military planning.  DIA all-source analysts have opportunities for rewarding training, advanced education opportunities, and challenging assignments in DIA and the Intelligence Community, across the US and around the world, from the White House Situation Room to direct support to our nation’s combat forces.

DIA’s Summer Internship Program provides current students the opportunity to gain practical work experience through research, report writing, briefing development and delivery, policy writing, and intelligence analysis.  Interns are also exposed to the broader Intelligence Community through field trips, information sessions, and panel discussions.  Interns are appointed for a 10-12-week period from June through August.


The below qualities are critical for success as an analyst at DIA:

•  Curiosity:  A penchant for seeking out new experiences, knowledge, and candid feedback; openness to learning and change.
•  Insight:  The ability to gather and make sense of information from a fresh perspective that would otherwise remain unseen.
•  Engagement:  The ability to use logic and emotional connections to work collaboratively with other people and communicate a persuasive vision.
•  Communication:  Present complex analysis clearly and logically to customers with limited time.
•  Determination:  The resolve to fight for difficult goals despite challenges and the resilience to bounce back from adversity.

This program is open only to current students enrolled in full-time undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking programs at accredited institutions with a graduation date on/after May 2021 in the following academic disciplines: Foreign Policy, International Relations, Homeland Security, Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Security Policy, Language, Business/Public Administration, Policy, Foreign Area Studies, Engineering, or a related major.

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

• Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application, and employment.
• Undergraduate students must complete 30 semester hours or its equivalent at the time of employment.
• Graduate on/after May 2021.


For more information and to apply, click here. Application closes April 1, 2020.

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