Defense Intelligence Agency



Announcements for all 2014 Student Internship Programs are closed. Please check back in the fall of 2014 for information regarding the next application period. For questions regarding internship programs, please contact the Human Resources Operations Center at 202-231-4762.

Academic Semester Internship Program

DIA's Academic Semester Internship Program (ASIP) provides promising undergraduate seniors and graduate students enrolled as full-time degree-seeking students at U.S. accredited universities and colleges, located within commutable distances to DIA locations, the opportunity to gain practical work experience in intelligence analysis while enrolled in classes.

Cooperative Education Program

DIA's Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program provides a select number of talented undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in combination with their academic studies. This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking to serve their country to participate in the critical work of the Agency through an extended work period.

National Intelligence Scholars Program

The National Intelligence Scholars Program affords a select number of college graduates the opportunity to obtain a quality education that will get their career off to a successful beginning. National Intelligence Scholars will attend the National Intelligence University, the country's premier higher education institution for intelligence professionals. Selected students will enroll in the Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) or the Master of Science and Technology Intelligence (MSTI) degree program. Classes begin mid-August, and Scholars are expected to complete all course work and the required thesis no later than July the following year.

Operation Warfighter Initiative

The Operation Warfighter Initiative was established by the Department of Defense (DoD) in 2006. The Initiative calls on Federal agencies to identify temporary assignments and opportunities for service members convalescing at military medical centers in the National Capital Region. The goal of the Initiative is to match service members with opportunities that utilize both their military and non-military skills, thereby creating productive assignments that are beneficial to both the service member and the employer. Service members on medical hold, even if assigned to the National Guard and/or a Reserve Component unit, are eligible to participate in the Initiative's objectives. DIA does not pay service member's salary, as they are being paid by their respective service.

Summer Intern Program

DIA's Summer Intern Program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10-week period from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.

Undergraduate Training Assistance Program

A small number of high-achieving and committed secondary school seniors and /or college freshman and sophomores interested in a career in public service will be offered tuition assistance to accredited colleges or universities, provided challenging summer work, and guaranteed a position in their field of study upon graduation from this highly competitive program. Minorities, women and the disabled needing financial assistance to complete their undergraduate education are strongly encouraged to apply. Students will attend classes full-time during the academic year, and work at DIA during the summer in positions related to their course of study. While in school, students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for the freshman year and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) for each semester/quarter thereafter.