Monday, August 8, 2016

Defense Intelligence Agency’s Summer 2017 Internship Program - Applications Open August 15

Image result for defense intelligence agencyJob Title: 2017 Summer Internship Program –Security
Open Date: 15-AUG-2016 Close Date: 15-SEP-2016 Number Avail. Positions:
Location: Peterson Fld MIL RES, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; MacDill AFB, Florida; Miami, Florida; Stuttgart, Germany; Honolulu, Hawaii; Seoul, Korea; Fort Detrick, Maryland; Charlottesville, Virginia; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Quantico, Virginia Stafford; Reston, Virginia
Pay Plan/Series/Grade: GG/ 0099 / 05 - 09
Salary Range: 31944.00 to 52668.00
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service

Due to the large number of applications received in response to internship opportunities, this vacancy announcement will be closed when the first 100 applications are received, but no later than 15 September 2016. Additional applications may be considered, in the date/time order in which they are received, until the requisite number of qualified candidates are identified.

DIA’s Summer Internship Program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience through research, report writing, briefing development and delivery, policy writing, and intelligence analysis. Interns are also exposed to the broader Intelligence Community through field trips, information sessions and panel discussions. Interns are appointed for a 10-12 week period from June through August.
This Vacancy Announcement will be used to identify candidates to support the Security, Career Field only during Summer 2017. Separate Vacancy Announcements are posted for other Career Fields for Summer 2017 internship opportunities. To be considered for positions in the Security Career Field you must MARK SECURITY & INVESTIGATIONS as your Primary Area of Interest.

Security Career Field
Officers in this Career Field perform a variety of security, countermeasure, investigative, and law enforcement services to protect and safeguard DIA employees, property, operations, and information. Services include the management of an insider threat program, including detection and mitigation activities. Provide multidisciplinary security activities - physical, technical, information, industrial, and personnel security. Perform adjudication and due process for personnel clearances for DIA and select DoD elements. Perform force protection activities - Police Force operations: canine services, HAZMAT activities, anti-terrorism assessments, protective security details, special reactionary forces, and global specialized protective operations. Manage DoD’s and DIA’s special compartmented information facilities, including inspections and accreditations. Perform Special Security Officer services and the security management of DIA’s special access programs. Conduct security violation, criminal and other law enforcement investigations and inquiries. Develop, advise, and implement SCI policies for the DoD and DIA, including providing SCI certification training to the DoD SSO workforce, and manage the Defense Special Security System (DS3). Perform DoD Diplomatic Security activities (i.e., security, force protection, and threat/vulnerability/risk assessments) in support of DoD elements under the Chiefs of Mission.

Career specialties in the Security Career Field include the following:
- Security Specialist
- Police & Security Services
- Insider Threat
- Criminal Investigator

To be considered for positions in the Security Career Field you must MARK SECURITY & INVESTIGATIONS as your Primary Area of Interest

DIA summer interns must meet the Agency’s following conditions of employment: satisfactory completion of a special security background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological assessment and drug test not later than May 15, 2017. A Final offer of employment will not be extended until all conditions of employment have been successfully met. Please note that the special security background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological assessment and drug testing cannot be conducted if candidates are residing outside the continental United States. Therefore, candidates should not apply to this program if they are studying or working abroad 3-9 months prior to May 2017. Since this is a temporary appointment, interns will not receive employee benefits. All selected students are responsible for securing their own travel and lodging accommodations.

  • This program is open only to those enrolled as full-time undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students at an accredited institution in the following academic disciplines: Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Education, Communications, and Public Policy, Criminal Justice or a related degree field associated with the aforementioned Human Services, Security, and Office Management & Infrastructure Career Fields. Students who graduate and complete all degree requirements prior to employment are ineligible and should not apply.
  • 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 at the time of application, on boarding, at the time of employment and throughout the internship.
  • All applicants must satisfy DIA’s Conditions of Employment before a final offer of employment will be extended.
  • Applicants may be interviewed telephonically or in person.

Complete the online application process. Applications will only be accepted online. Please submit only the information requested. Do not submit any letters of recommendation. An unofficial transcript must be uploaded and attached to your on-line application. If this is your first semester in your current program and you do not have a transcript, you must provide current enrollment verification documentation. (If you are selected as a finalist, you will be provided instructions for submitting official transcripts).  Failure to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement will render you ineligible for consideration.
To apply please visit either USAJOBS or

To attach required documents, follow the below instructions:

  • Create an applicant profile
  • Click on the “My Career Tool” on the top of the job announcements page
  • Select “Add Attachment”
  • Attach your documents

If you are in the National Security Education Program (NSEP), please be sure to identify your NSEP status when submitting your application. Click on “accomplishments” then “scholars & awards.”
If you are in the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellent Program (IC-CAE), please be sure to identify your IC-CAE status when submitting your application. Click on “accomplishments” then “scholars & awards.”

Indicate your preferred work location referring to the location list below (you may select up to two locations only): The majority of the internship opportunities will be located in the Washington D.C. area. The needs of the agency will govern your job placement.
After you select your desired geographic preference in the comment field indicate in 100 words or less, why you express an interest in the Human Services, Security, or Office Management & Infrastructure Career Field. Please include any work experience, studies, and extra-curricular activities to support your answer.

NOTE: Responses to the three Mandatory Assessment Factors are required in order to submit your application. If you do not submit a completed on-line application package by the closing date of this announcement, your package will not be considered.

All application materials must be received by September 15, 2016 or when the first 100 applications are received. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. NO EXCEPTIONS. Applicants will be notified of their selection status no later than December 1, 2016. Participation in the Summer Internship Program is contingent upon successful completion of DIA's Conditions of Employment and award of a Top Secret/ Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance no later than May 15, 2017. A final offer of employment will not be extended until all requirements are met.

All applicants must be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application and are subject to a thorough background inquiry. 

Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Miami, Florida; Stuttgart, Germany; Honolulu, Hawaii; Molesworth, United Kingdom; Charlottesville Virginia; Quantico, Virginia; Stafford, Virginia; Reston, Virginia, Pentagon, Virginia.


1. Accepts responsibility for own actions and activities

2. Communicates routine or basic information in a clear, accurate manner in an individual or group setting

3. Evaluates the quality of data and uncover gaps in information, may be required to perform duty at other operating locations. All DIA employees are subject to initial and aperiodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. An agreement is also required to authorize agency pre- publication review of certain material prior to disclosure during and after employment with DIA.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, personal favoritism, protected genetic information, or other non-merit factors. DIA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, as appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the servicing Human Resources Specialist/Manager.
Employees must participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program, with net pay deposited directly into the employee's account of choice at his/her designated financial institution.
Positions within this agency generally satisfy NSEP service requirements for David L. Boren Scholars and fellows. Contact the National Security Education Board for further details on service requirements (HTTP:// Applications must be received by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) of the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise waived prior to the vacancy announcement’s closing date. For questions, or to receive reasonable accommodations regarding the submission of your application, please contact our customer service representative 202-231-4762.

DIA applies Veterans’ Preference to eligible candidates as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, “DCIPS Employment and Placement”. If you are a veteran claiming veteran’s preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.