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News | Aug. 23, 2017

Defense Intelligence Agency’s 2018 Summer Internship Program

By DIA Public Affairs

Now Accepting 2018 Summer Internship Applications

Applications are now available for the Defense Intelligence Agency 2018 Summer Internship Program. This program provides current college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to gain practical work experience through research, report writing, briefing development and delivery, policy writing and intelligence analysis. Interns will gain valuable on-the-job experience while providing support to DIA's mission. They are also exposed to the broader intelligence community through field trips, information sessions, and panel discussions. Interns will be appointed for a 10- to 12-week period from June through August 2018.

DIA provides military intelligence to warfighters, defense policymakers, and force planners in the Department of Defense and IC in support of U.S. military planning, operations, and acquisition. We plan, manage, and execute intelligence operations during peacetime, crisis, and war.

The Summer Internship Program is open to current students enrolled in full-time undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking programs at accredited institutions. Undergraduate students must complete at least 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the time of employment. Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application, at the time of employment, and throughout the internship. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application and are subject to a thorough background inquiry. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.

To apply for the program, see the vacancy announcements at

 , or go the DIA webpage ( and select “Search Vacancies” under the DIA Careers page for these fields:

  • Finance and Acquisition: Acquisition Program Management; Budget; Contracting & Procurement Analysis; Finance & Accounting; Purchasing; Requirements Manager/Contracting Officer Representative; and Strategy Engagement & Evaluation

  • Human Services: Behavioral Health; Equal Employment; Human Resources; and Training and Education

  • Office Management and Infrastructure: Facilities; Information Services; Logistics; and Office Operations

  • Information Technology: Cyber Security; IT Data Specialist; IT Engineer; IT Mission Support; and IT Specialist

  • Analysis: Analytic Operations & Knowledge Management; Counterintelligence/Transnational; Infrastructure & Resources; Military Capabilities; Scientific & Technical Intelligence; Strategic & Regional Analysis

  • Counterintelligence: Counterintelligence Agent; Cover Support

  • Human Intelligence: Clandestine Collection; Operations Support; Overt Collection

  • Mission Management: Collection Management; Information Sharing; Intelligence Operations Management; Joint Capability Development and Intelligence Support to Acquisition; Joint Intelligence Planning; Policy and Strategy; Joint Target Intelligence    

  • Security: Security Specialist; Police; Insider Threat; Credibility Assessment, and Criminal Investigator

  • Science and Technology: Research & Development; Technical Collection; Technical Exploitation; and Technical Operations

  • Inspector General: Audits (Financial & Performance Audits); Inspections; Investigations (Investigator & Criminal Investigator)

  • Legal: Open to law school students who have completed two semesters of coursework

The majority of summer internship positions will be in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area; however, limited opportunities are available at other locations throughout the world. Due to the large number of applications received in response to internship opportunities, this vacancy announcement will be closed when a limited (depending on career field) number of applications are received, but no later than September 8, 2017. Complete applications must include an unofficial transcript and veterans are required to attach their DD‑214.

For additional information regarding DIA Summer Internship Program click here.

Have questions?  Contact HROC at 202-231-4762 or