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


Officers in this Career Field perform a wide variety of functions in support of the mission to include detecting, identifying, assessing, exploiting, countering, and/or neutralizing the intelligence collection efforts/intelligence activities, sabotage, terrorist activities, and/or assassination efforts of foreign powers, organizations, or persons directed against the Department of Defense and the US Government, its personnel, information, material, facilities and/or activities. They also participate in activities that conceal true identity and assert false information in order to support and enable authorized activities and lawful operations.

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.


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.
• Meet the Agency’s conditions of employment. A final offer of employment will not be extended until all conditions of employment have been successfully met. Please note that the special security background investigation, counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, psychological assessment and drug testing cannot be conducted if candidates are residing outside the continental United States. Therefore, candidates should not apply to this program if they are studying or working abroad 3-9 months prior to May 2021.


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

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