Serve the Nation with DIA

Experience, leadership, integrity, teamwork and dedication are all traits military personnel already possess. DIA recognizes the values and service of these unique men and women, and offers many opportunities for them to continue their careers and serve the Nation.

Servicemen and women who join DIA have the opportunity to work in one of the Agency's many disciplines, from becoming an analyst to working in professional capacities that meet their interests and experiences. DIA strongly encourages veteran candidates to apply to any of the positions that interest them. To further explore our many career paths, visit our Career Fields section.

Veterans who apply are also eligible for Veterans’ Preference. To learn more about Veterans’ Preference, click here.

More information on benefits for veterans and servicemen and women is available on our Benefits page, as well as on

DIA has a specific program for Wounded Warriors. Check below for more information.

DIA Wounded Warrior Program (WWP)

DIA established its Wounded Warrior Program (WWP) in support of the Intelligence Community Wounded Warrior Program (ICWWP) in 2009. The DIA WWP provides you, as wounded, ill, or injured active-duty service members, with meaningful work experiences intended to assist with your recuperation and transition into the workforce, through DIA-wide internship opportunities.

As a DIA Wounded Warrior, you as interns should possess strong research, analytical and technical skills. You will work as intelligence officers, scientists, engineers, information technology specialists, acquisition specialists, human resource professionals and public affairs specialists. Duty schedules for WWP participants are dependent on your treatment schedule.

Benefits: Schedules are flexible so as not to interfere with the service member's medical treatment or adversely affect your well-being and recuperation.

When: The average length of the temporary assignment is 3-6 months for an average of 20 hours per week. The agency to which the WWP is assigned does not pay a service member's salary, as you are still considered on active duty and therefore paid by your respective service.

Click here for more information about the DIA and IC Wounded Warrior Program!


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Wounded, ill, or injured active-duty service member, mobilized reservist or National Guardsman
  • Assigned to a military treatment facility
  • Approved to participate by Operation Warfighter Chain of Command

The timeline below indicates the timeline for WWP. Please note the timeline may vary based on the needs of the Agency.

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Application Open
The applications are available on
If qualified, you will interview with the Hiring Manager.
Security Processing
You will undergo a thorough background investigation that examines your life history, character, trustworthiness, reliability and soundness of judgment.
Final Offer Extended for WWP
If qualified, an Internship Program will reach out to you and extend a final job offer.
Your internship begins! (January-December)
The timeline occurs over the span of one year.


The IC 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.

ICWWP identifies and places wounded warriors in a variety of types of internships across the IC based on their military skill sets and interests. These skills are uniquely correlated to the broad range of career fields across the IC, allowing warriors to continue to serve their country.

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.

In order to participate in an IC internship, you must:

• Be a wounded, ill or injured active duty service member, mobilized Reservist or National Guardsmen assigned to a military treatment facility.

• Receive approval from your chain of command.

• Successfully complete a security background investigation, counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination and drug screening. Please note that you and your immediate family members must be U.S. citizens; security clearances are not granted to individuals who are dual citizens.

• Have a desire to continue to serve the Nation, and match your interests and military skills to a career field.

• Whatever your field, there are opportunities around the world that will challenge you as you make substantial contributions to protecting our national security.

ICWWP hosts several annual outreach events for warriors to interact with participating agencies and learn about internships opportunities. Participating IC agencies may also host their own internship fairs and events to expand on their unique internship opportunities.

ICWWP is a voluntary program, which provides warriors with professional skills and experience that facilitates their transition from military to civilian workforce. ICWWP is always looking for ways to collaborate with agencies and treatment facilities to support warriors’ recovery.


The Intelligence Community is a complex community united under a single goal: national security. For a list of participating IC agencies and their unique missions, see below.