DIA’s Academic Semester Internship Program (ASIP) provides promising undergraduate seniors and graduate students enrolled as full-time degree-seeking students at U.S. accredited universities and colleges, located within commutable distances to DIA locations, the opportunity to gain practical work experience in intelligence analysis while enrolled in classes.
When to apply: Applications accepted 15 September 2012 – 31 January 2013
The Agency offers a limited number of paid academic semester internships. Interns can be appointed for two semesters (depending on the university calendar) normally beginning in September. Students may be extended for a second semester, and are employed as part-time temporary employees (working between 16 and 20 hours per week).
Eligibility requirements are the same, regardless of pay status. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.
- Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at universities and colleges located near/in the following localities only:
- Washington, DC/Baltimore, Maryland
- Quantico, VA
- Reston, VA
- Charlottesville, VA
- Huntsville, Alabama
- Tampa, Florida
- Omaha, Nebraska
- Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Miami, Florida
- Current enrollment in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program which is primarily focused on skills that are deemed critical to DIA such as:
- foreign area studies
- computer science
- business administration
- human resources
- public administration
- international relations
- political science
- intelligence analysis related courses
- Completion of 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the time of participation in the program.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the time of application.
- U.S. citizenship of applicant. Security clearances are not granted to holders of dual citizenship. All students conditionally accepted for internships and all DIA employees are subject to initial and a periodic counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph tests, and drug tests.
- Please note that the security clearance processing and drug screening test can not be conducted while the applicant is overseas.
- All applicants conditionally accepted for internships, and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph tests, and drug tests.
Attach an unofficial copy of your transcript to the on-line application. Finalists will be provided with instructions on submitting an official transcript. Please ensure to identify the following information:
- Identify a functional area of interest.
- Indicate your geographic preference for work assignment.
- Indicate how you learned about the Academic Semester Internship Program.
- Be sure to provide a permanent address, email address and daytime telephone number along with college information, and the term you applying for (Spring or Fall).
- Include your GPA when submitting your application.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Applications will only be accepted on-line at http://diajobs.dia.mil. Click on “View Vacancy Announcements & Apply for DIA jobs” then click “no” when it asks if you are a current DIA employee. Click on the link to view job postings, then place a check next to “”Academic Semester Intern Program.” Click Apply. Please submit only the information requested.
Interns are paid an hourly rate (within GG5 to GG9) depending upon the number of credit hours completed, and relevant work experience. ASIP interns do not receive any benefits.
Applications can be submitted from 15 September 2012 – 31 January 2013.
For additional information contact the Human Resources Manager at 202-231-2736. For additional information about DIA, please visit our world wide website at http://www.dia.mil.
DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be considered without regard to non-merit factors, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, handicap, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service may apply.