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As a Foreign Language Specialist Undergraduate Intern for the CIA, you will design on-line/distance learning course materials and deliver language instruction at all proficiency levels, using today's modern technology and tools to enrich the learning experience. You will also have the opportunity to conduct language proficiency assessments in accordance with Intelligence Community standards.
Foreign Language Specialist interns have advanced proficiency in at least one of the following languages:
The CIA provides first-class training for energetic, creative, and committed intelligence professionals. You will work with CIA Language Instructors to help deliver programs that provide intelligence professionals with the foreign language communications skills and cross-cultural awareness they need to live and work abroad effectively or to perform other language-related duties. You will also help apply the latest instructional methodologies to meet customized needs and conduct language proficiency testing in speaking, listening, and reading for skills evaluation.
The Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program allows you and the Agency to assess opportunities for permanent employment following your completion of undergraduate school. Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Support
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US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area. Minimum Qualifications:
- Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
- Foreign Languages
- GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
- Availability to work at least one 90-day tour prior to graduation
- Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
- Native-like fluency in one of the languages listed below, as well as advanced English proficiency (applicants will be required to take proficiency tests in their claimed language):
- A thorough medical and psychological exam
- A polygraph interview
- A comprehensive background investigation
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
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Important application instructions for this position:
The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
- A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
- Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
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