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Wounded Warrior Internship Programs

Intelligence Community Wounded Warrior Internship Program

The Intelligence Community Wounded Warrior Internship Program (ICWWP) is a unique program that aligns with the Department of Defense’s Operation War Fighter (OWF) Program to provide injured, ill, and wounded Service members with meaningful work experiences intended to assist with their recuperation and transition into the workforce through internship opportunities within the IC.

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

Internships are available in the below career fields across the following agencies:

IC Career Fields



Financial Management

Foreign Languages

Human Resources

Information Technology

Intelligence Collection


Science and Technology



Participating IC Agencies

Central Intelligence Agency

Defense Intelligence Agency

Defense Security Service

Department of Energy

Department of Homeland Security

Department of State

Department of Treasury

Drug Enforcement Administration

Federal Bureau of Investigations

Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

Naval Criminal Investigative Service

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

National Reconnaissance Office

National Security Agency

Office of Naval Intelligence

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Transportation Security Administration



Providing meaningful work experience to our nation’s Service members who have been injured or wounded in the line of duty has never been more important. IC internships are a win-win for recovering Service members and the Federal government; warriors build their resumes with valuable federal government work experience and develop additional job skills, while participating agencies benefit from the operational and military perspective of the warrior. Duty schedules for WW participants are dependent on each individual’s treatment schedule. Schedules are flexible so as not to interfere with the Service member's medical treatment or adversely affect their well-being and recuperation. The average length of the temporary assignment is 3-6 months for an average of 20 hours per week. The Agency to which the Wounded Warrior is assigned does not pay a Service member's salary, as they are still considered on active duty and therefore paid by their respective service.

Wounded warrior interns have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in meaningful work activities outside of the hospital during the transition into the civilian or military workforce;
  • Gain valuable federal government work experience and build resume credentials;
  • Explore employment interests and develop additional job skills;
  • Work for an average of 3-6 months, with a minimum of 20 hours per week;
  • Organize your work schedule so that your internship never interferes with medical treatments; and
  • Continue to serve the nation and match interests and military skills to a civilian career field.