The Graduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs based initiative that offers graduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Graduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the Agency. Applicants must be U.S. citizens pursuing a graduate degree as a full-time student taking at least 9 credits per semester, demonstrate financial need, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0, and are available to work for at least one summer at CIA prior to graduation and full-time after graduation.
While working at CIA, you will be exposed to real intelligence challenges while performing meaningful work that relates to your graduate studies. An IT major, for example, might be given increasingly complex projects involving sophisticated computer systems. An engineering major might help produce a piece of state-of-the-art equipment. A finance major could be involved in developing and analyzing budgets for a worldwide operation, while a foreign language major might be instrumental in translating documents for U.S. policymakers. An international relations major might brief a senior policymaker and, as a final example, a human resources major could have the opportunity to develop and implement personnel policies and procedures.