Do you have a passion for creating data-driven solutions to the world’s most difficult problems? The CIA needs technically-savvy students to help organize and interpret Big Data to inform US decision makers, drive analysis and successful operations, and shape CIA technology and resource investments. The CIA is looking for individuals from diverse educational backgrounds to fill the role of Data Scientist Intern. If you have an interest or experience in data analytics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, economics, operations research, computational social science, quantitative finance, engineering or other data analysis fields, consider a position as a Data Science Intern at CIA.
Data Scientists at CIA work with advanced hardware and software to create and develop computational algorithms, statistical methods, or software tools that find or display patterns and relationships in large volumes of data. Through CIA’s global mission, the agency has access to unique data sets that can be analyzed in one computational environment. Successful applicants will have keen technical insight, creativity, initiative, and a curious mind.
Candidates should be able to complete two 90 day tours before graduation.
Minimum Requirements: Applicant must be a full time undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Leadership abilities, initiative, creativity, integrity, technical excellence, and strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in a group; strong writing and presentation skills are also required.
Competitive applicants have experience with advanced statistical or computational programming and modern databases and distributed computing systems. Additionally, programming expertise with the leading Big Data information management platforms and statistical or modeling software packages or other programming languages is preferred. Some domestic and overseas travel experience is also desirable.
The following items must be attached to your online application:
- Your resume.
- A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions.
- Unofficial transcripts for all college level studies.
- A writing sample, five (5) pages MAXIMUM, single spaced, technical or analytic paper that focuses on your current area of expertise or interests and is related to your interest in internships at CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.
ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.
All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.
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