Careers and Opportunities

DIA is committed to hiring exceptional talent for a variety of career opportunities that span the globe to help support our mission. The majority of our hiring is done at the entry-level through invitation-only hiring events; however, vacancies may be posted for mid- and senior-level positions as mission dictates.

Once you are invited to interview and receive a conditional job offer, you must be granted a security clearance before the hiring process can be finalized. The Government considers many factors when granting security clearances, including citizenship, drug use, and personal integrity and conduct.

Offering unparalleled expertise in all-source defense intelligence, the men and women of DIA are committed to supporting America's warfighter. Whatever your field, DIA has opportunities around the world that will challenge you while making substantial contributions to protecting our national security. DIA has positions in collection, analysis, information systems, operational support and more.

DIA’s No. 1 resource is its people, and the Agency has many benefits and programs in place to support a healthy work/life balance for its officers. Some of these benefits include:

As a DIA officer, you have the opportunity to see the world through many lenses. You can:

  • Deploy to a conflict zone and provide direct support to the warfighter.
  • Continue your education.
  • Obtain professional development throughout your career with the Officer Development Program.
  • Build valuable relationships through the mentorship program.
  • Take on a rotational assignment and experience a different job at DIA or outside the Intelligence Community.
  • Work for another agency in the IC through a Joint Duty Assignment.

DIA operates in more than 140 facilities around the world. Our Analysis officers are stationed at a wide array of locations, including:

  • National Capital Region: Washington, D.C.; Reston, VA; Quantico, VA: DIA Headquarters, Integrated Intelligence Centers, Directorate for Science & Technology, Office of Counterintelligence, Directorate for Analysis, DoD Joint Staff.
  • Frederick, MD: Directorate for Analysis.
  • Odenton, MD: U.S. Cyber Command.
  • Charlottesville, VA: Directorate for Analysis.
  • Miami, FL: U.S. Southern Command.
  • Tampa, FL: U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command.
  • Huntsville, AL: Directorate for Analysis.
  • Belleville, IL: U.S. Transportation Command.
  • Omaha, NE: U.S. Strategic Command.
  • Colorado Springs, CO: U.S. Northern Command.
  • Honolulu, HI: U.S. Pacific Command.
  • Molesworth, United Kingdom: U.S. Africa Command, U.S. European Command.
  • Stuttgart, Germany: U.S. Africa Command, U.S. European Command.
  • Seoul, South Korea: U.S. Forces Korea.

For candidates currently in the pre-employment process: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, allow at least 120 days before being contacted by a DIA representative. If you have any questions or concerns during this time, feel free to reach out to the point of contact annotated on your conditional job offer.

Student background



DIA offers valuable work experience for college students at every education level. With a variety of programs, internships and entry-level career options, DIA seeks the best and brightest students and recent graduates to bring their knowledge and skills to our diverse workforce.

DIA's student internship programs provide high-achieving university and college students from accredited institutions throughout the United States with the opportunity to use their degrees in real world settings while continuing their education, thereby better preparing them for careers upon graduation.

Veteran background



The Intelligence Community Wounded Warrior Internship Program is a unique IC initiative that aligns with the DoD'S Operation Warfighter Program and the 17 IC agencies. ICWWP provides wounded, ill and injured active duty service members with meaningful work experiences intended to assist with their recuperation and transition into the workforce through internship opportunities within the IC.

IC internships provide recovering service members the opportunity to build their resumes with valuable Federal Government work experience, explore employment interests and develop additional job skills.