Defense Intelligence Agency Summer 2019

Applications are now available for the Defense Intelligence Agency 2019 Summer Internship Program. This program provides current college students 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 2019.

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.

Applicants selected for interviews will be invited via email to attend a DIA Invitation-Only Hiring Event this June in Maryland. DIA officials will be on-site to interview applicants who have the required skills and background for employment at DIA. Specific details on the location and date of the event will be provided within the email invite. 

To apply for the program, see the vacancy announcements on, or go the DIA webpage ( and select “Search Vacancies” under the DIA Careers page for the fields listed under “Career Fields.”

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 April 13, 2018. Complete applications must include an unofficial transcript and veterans are required to attach their DD 214.

For additional information regarding DIA Summer Internship Program, visit
Have questions? Contact the Human Resources Operations Center (HROC) at 202-231-4762 or 


Please note that the Department of Political Science alerts our students to a range of opportunities, including internships, fellowships, and jobs.  We do not endorse or sponsor these, and leave it to the judgment of our students what is most useful and appropriate to them.

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