Defense Intelligence Agency
DIA’s Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program provides a select number of talented undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in combination with their academic studies.
Co-op applicants are often selected from academic institutions with recognized Co-op programs. You must be eligible to work a four month period during your academic career. You will be considered a full-time, temporary employee during the four month Co-op. You’ll be provided with increasingly challenging assignments that are commensurate with your academic training and ability to assume additional responsibilities.
Upon acceptance into the Co-op internship, students must complete a Co-op agreement between the college/university and DIA.
Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at universities and colleges located near a DIA facility or Combatant Command.
Completion of 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the time of employment.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the time of application.
Security clearances may be granted to holders of dual citizenship. All students conditionally accepted for internships and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph tests, and drug tests.
Please note that the security clearance processing and drug screening test cannot be conducted while the applicant is overseas.
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