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Intelligence Agency Careers

As a Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, I have an opportunity to work every day with talented and motivated individuals representing the 17 federal intelligence agencies of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). These men and women work day in and day out to keep our nation safe. They truly represent the best and brightest our country has to offer, which is why I want to encourage interested Hoosiers to consider careers in intelligence.

Careers with our intelligence agencies provide an unmatched opportunity to serve our nation. You will put your talents to work keeping our country safe while gaining experience unlike any other. And contrary to popular belief, the IC is not just looking for Ivy League graduates, multiple language speakers, or foreign affairs experts. In fact, they work hard to recruit from all backgrounds, education levels, and areas of expertise.  They actively pursue diverse hires and are interested in cultivating students as early as high school.

The challenges we face around the world are growing and becoming more complex every day. Hoosiers have the skills the IC needs—writing, analysis, interpersonal, foreign language, IT, business, scientific, technical, and so many others. As the IC puts it: If you do it, they need it.

For more information about the careers in the IC, visit the links below:

Background Information

The website of the Director of National Intelligence provides a great overview of all 17 IC agencies and missions, recent news, and job opportunities. Each agency has a different set of responsibilities and needs, so take a look at all of them to find the best fit for you.

For Career, Fellowship and Internship Information

You can visit the official Intelligence Careers website for tools to explore job openings, polish your application materials, and review benefits information.

Each year, the IC holds a virtual career fair where interested candidates can talk with recruiters and explore how their experience and qualifications align with available positions. 

If you are a student, you can browse specific opportunities offered by each agency by consulting the Student/Special Programs web page of each agency or by visiting the IC Student Programs website.  This brochure offers additional details about specific student internships, fellowships, and temporary employment opportunities within the IC. Many of them are paid positions. Students interested in STEM can also visit this site for information about scholarship opportunities.