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Published:July 19th, 2007 10:41 EST
The CIA's Undergraduate Co-Op Program

The CIA's Undergraduate Co-Op Program

By SOP newswire

Our cooperative education program began in 1961 to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain work experience in combination with their academic studies.

Over the years, the Co-Op Program has provided benefits, both short- and long-term, to students as well as the Agency. You will be given the opportunity to participate in the vital work of the Agency, to gain unmatched experience and to become acquainted with professionals in the intelligence field. At the same time, the Agency will be able to assess your potential for future permanent employment.

We seek highly motivated undergraduates studying a wide variety of fields, including engineering, computer science, mathematics, economics, physical sciences, foreign languages, area studies, business administration, accounting, international relations, finance, logistics, human resources, geography, national security studies, military and foreign affairs, political science and graphic design.

Co-Op Students are often selected from academic institutions with established cooperative education programs, though not exclusively. You will 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. You`ll be provided with increasingly challenging assignments that are commensurate with your academic training and ability to assume additional responsibility.