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Defense Intelligence Agency 2025 Summer Internship – Office of the Inspector General

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DIA’s Summer Internship Program provides current 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 10-14 week period starting in May/June and lasting through August.



Officers in the Inspector General Career Field are responsible for promoting effective, efficient, and economically sound intelligence activities, and detecting and deterring fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement for all DIA elements, programs, functions, and operations. This is accomplished through conducting financial and performance audits to include annual audit of financial statements, evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations, and conducting administrative and criminal investigations including Intelligence Oversight and management of the OIG Hotline.


Investigations Specialty:

Officers in this field (Investigators) are responsible for leading, or performing work involving planning and conducting investigations not involving criminal violations of Federal laws. The results of those investigations aid responsible officials in making or invoking civil or administrative actions, judgments (decisions), sanctions, or penalties. Work primarily requires knowledge of investigative techniques and the laws, rules, regulations, and objectives of the employing Agency; skill in interviewing, following leads, researching records, and preparing reports. This work includes investigating Federal employees for misconduct or fraud, waste, and abuse. Of note, investigators do not lead investigations or inquires when the alleged impropriety, if substantiated, would likely constitute criminal misconduct. When an investigation or inquiry leads to an apparent criminal violation, it is referred to a criminal investigator.


Audits Specialty:

The Audits specialty is responsible for conducting independent and objective audits, attestations, and other oversight engagements of DIA operations. Audits provide essential accountability and transparency over Government programs and enable decision makers to improve operations, reduce costs, comply with laws and regulations, and strengthen internal controls to reduce the potential for fraud and illegal acts. The OIG initiates audits based on legal requirements, risk assessments, and input from legislators, oversight bodies, DIA leadership and officers, and the public.  OIG conducts all audits in accordance with standards established by the Comptroller General of the United States.  OIG auditors generally conduct two types of audits: performance and financial statement audits. Performance audits evaluate the effectiveness of programs to measure the extent to which a program is achieving its intended purpose. A financial statement audit examines whether the Agency presented their financial statements fairly, and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The OIG is responsible for conducting the financial statement audit or providing oversight and support to the independent public accounting (IPA) contractors performing the financial statement audit. The financial statement audit concludes with an opinion or a disclaimer of an opinion on the Agency’s financial statements, as well as reports on internal controls and compliance with laws and regulations and other matters. Audits cover a wide range of topics, and require auditors to develop general auditing skills including data gathering, analysis, and critical thinking, as well as subject matter expertise in areas such as contracting, information technology, and financial statements audits. Communication, program management, and leadership skills are also essential skills for all members of the audit team. Additionally, auditors must be proficient in a variety of computer applications to perform their duties efficiently and effectively.


Mission Support Specialty:

Officers in the Mission Support Specialty perform a wide range of Inspector General (IG) mission support activities to include data analytics, human resources, budget, training, program integrity, infrastructure services, staff operations and knowledge management. Advise leadership and management on a myriad of issues to ensure effective and efficient day-to-day operations across OIG divisions.  Officers possess comprehensive knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies on office operations, support services, building and safety infrastructure, communications, and program management expertise to build strategic relationships and deliver solutions that effectively manage OIG resources.  Leads, coordinates, communicates, integrates, and is accountable for the overall success of mission support activities enabling OIG functions, ensuring alignment with critical Agency priorities.  Provides analytical, evaluative methods, and techniques for assessing program development execution, and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Contributes to strategy, planning efforts, and program development, to justify new initiatives to OIG leadership and other stakeholders as well as executing policy. Coordinates the management of multiple, related projects/programs directed toward strategic business and organizational objectives. Directs and/or works within a set of interdependent tasks to meet defined objectives that further the OIG's mission. Manages or monitors the use of resources (e.g., people, systems, space, budgets, contracts) and maximizes their effectiveness for multiple and wide-ranging programs to foster productivity and deliver solutions.


This program is open only to current students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking programs at accredited institutions with a graduation date on/after 1 May 2025.  Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

-  Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application, and maintain that GPA throughout their internship.
-  Successfully completed 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the time of employment.
-  Have a planned graduation date on or after 1 May 2025.
-  Meet the Agency’s conditions of employment. 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, counterintelligence-scope 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 2025.

This vacancy announcement will close at midnight (EST) on Saturday, 16 March 2024. All applicants must apply online in order to receive consideration.


For full details and to apply, visit and search for 2025 SUMMER INTERNSHIP  – OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, Job ID 124238