Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CIA)


June 18, 2021


If you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA’s Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate.

The Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but the application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You’ll complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills.


The Scholar Program is extremely competitive. We ask that all applicants meet the following requirements:

  • US citizenship
  • 18 years of age by April 1, 2016
  • 1000 SAT (Math and Verbal) or 21 ACT scores or higher
  • 3.0/4.0 scale college GPA or higher
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more
  • Meet the same employment standards as permanent employees, completing both security and medical processing
  • Available to work in the Washington, D.C., area during your periods of employment.

If you are eligible for this program, apply online between Aug. 1 and Oct. 15.

How to Apply:

Click HERE for more information.