ABOUT THE POSITION
As an Open Source Collection Officer Undergraduate Intern for the CIA, you will work side-by-side with other Open Source Collection Officers on systematically collecting publicly available information in a given region or a subject area to meet customer needs. The information is known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and includes traditional mass media, the internet, specialized journals, studies, conference proceedings, geospatial information, and more.
You will have opportunities to work with professional Open Source Collection Officers in developing strategies and plans for the collection of OSINT, including the tools and methodologies needed to accomplish the task. You will:
- Drive integrated information gathering on a strategic topic, regional, or cross-regional need
- Research and acquire publically available information in response to intelligence gaps
- Identify relevant sources for data collection
Interns generally are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship or two 90-day summer internships. Co-op students work on an alternating semester or quarterly basis and are expected to spend a minimum of three semesters or four quarters (this can include a summer tour) on the job prior to graduation.
- Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
- Area Studies
- International Studies
- Media Studies
- Political Studies
- Foreign language
- GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
- Availability to work two 90-day tours prior to graduation
- Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
- Critical thinking skills
- Research skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work within an ambiguous, evolving digital environment as a member of a collaborative team
HOW TO APPLY: Learn more about the program and how to apply here.