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.

National Security Education Program

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a major federal effort designed to build a large qualified pool of U.S. citizens who have superior skills in foreign languages and international experience in areas critical to national security. NSEP awardees have regional experience in areas such as Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, and are proficient in language such as: Arabic, Urdu, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, and many others. The NSEP allows a select number of graduates the opportunity to gain Federal work force experience while fulfilling their 1 year service requirement. NSEP awardees are required to seek work with the U.S. Government or a federal contractor in a position with national security responsibilities.

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.

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 3.00 for the freshman year and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) for each semester/quarter thereafter.

Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART)

Students, including current DoD employees seeking advanced degrees, work in a full-time, paid summer internship. Participants must be pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) fields of study. Benefits include full tuition and fees, stipend and guaranteed employment upon graduation. Applications are accepted during the Fall semester until 15 December. For information about SMART click on the link  provided.  

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

Students and recent graduates work in a full-time, paid summer internship. Participants must have proof of a disability in order to participate. Participants receive full salary and workplace accommodations. Applications are accepted 26 August to 8 October. For more information contact the disability coordinator or career counselor at your school.