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The Intelligence Community is committed to growing the next generation of intelligence professionals by offering current students a variety of temporary employment and scholarship opportunities. Click here to download the "IC Opportunities for Students" brochure. 

About The ODNI

The Director of National Intelligence serves as the head of the U.S. Intelligence Community, overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to national security. The Office of the DNI's goal is to effectively integrate foreign, military and domestic intelligence in defense of the homeland and of United States interests abroad.

ODNI is comprised of a headquarters element, four national centers (NCTC, the National Counterterroism Center; NCPC, the National Counterproliferation Center; NCSC, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center; and CTIIC, the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center) as well as the National Intelligence Council and IARPA, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

You can learn which agencies offer what specific opportunities by consulting the Student/Special Programs web page of each particular agency. You may also visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/ for additional information on Intelligence Community opportunities available for students.

Program Requirements

-US citizenship

-At the time of the application, hold an active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) that was completed within the past five years. Although not required, it is preferred that applicants have passed a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph prior to selection. If the student does not have a current CI polygraph, one must be successfully completed before the internship can begin.

-Be currently enrolled at least half-time in an academic institution as a JD or LLM level student.

-Possess, at the time of application, a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.

-Have approval from the academic institution to participate in the student internship program.

-Have requested and be eligible to receive academic credit from the academic institution for his or her student internship work experience.

-Agree to the necessary safeguarding and nondisclosure of sensitive information.