The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation.
Students serving as Data Scientist interns work side-by-side with other data scientists using advanced hardware and software to create and develop computational algorithms and statistical methods that find patterns and relationships in large volumes of data.
Through CIA's global mission, the agency has access to unique data sets that can be analyzed in one computational environment. Successful applicants will have keen technical insight, creativity, initiative, and a curious mind.
Interns generally are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship or two 90-day summer internships. Co-Op Students work on an alternating semester or quarterly basis and are expected to spend a minimum of three semesters or four quarters (this can include a summer tour) on the job prior to graduation.
- Pursuing Bachelor's degree in any area
- GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Leadership abilities, initiative, creativity, integrity, technical excellence, and strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
- Ability to work independently and in a group
- Experience with advanced statistical or computational programming and modern databases and distributed computing systems
- Availability to work two 90-day tours prior to graduation
- Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
- Interest or experience in data analytics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, economics, operations research, computational social science, quantitative finance, engineering or other data analysis fields