Application Deadline: October 15 2015
Work Schedule: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area
If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, or 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 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.
All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- US citizenship
- 18 years of age by April 1 of your senior year
- 1500 SAT (1000 Math & Critical Reading, 500 Writing) or 21 ACT scores or higher (high school students)
- 3.0/4.0 scale high school or 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
- If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the household income ceiling is $35,000 or less
- Meet the same employment standards as permanent employees, successfully completing both security and medical processing
- Available to work in the Washington, DC area during your periods of employment
The Scholar Program is extremely competitive, so attention to detail is critical. If you meet the minimum requirements listed above for this program, apply online between July 1 – October 15. All applicants must provide the following information with their online application or they will not be considered for the program:
- SAT or ACT scores (For high school seniors who are taking the SAT or ACT in the fall, please make note of your test date in the application package. All fall test scores must be sent (postmarked) no later than January 15.)
- Names and ages of all family dependents, and your gross family income for current and previous years.
- A copy of your most current Federal Application for Financial Student Aid Form (FAFSA) or SAR must be submitted upon request.
- A copy of your school transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Scholarship Program Application [PDF 918KB*]
- Qualification Supplement [PDF 1042KB*]
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