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Each of the 18 IC elements focuses on a different aspect of our common mission. Read more about them below to see which part of this diverse community could be right for you. View their respective websites to delve deeper and learn how to apply for a position.

25th Air Force

Pursue your interests, find your strengths and elevate your skills while serving your country in the U.S. Air Force. We provide unparalleled career options, growth opportunities and challenges to set you up for success and bring out the greatest potential in every one of our Airmen.

Air Force Careers Page

Army Intelligence and Security Command

The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)offers federal job opportunities in many career fields. INSCOM also manages the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Civilian Excepted Career Program (MICECP). The MICECP staff recruits, trains and develops a highly qualified, technically skilled, foreign language capable, mobile civilian intelligence workforce to conduct sensitive intelligence and counterintelligence operational missions worldwide.

INSCOM Careers Page

Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological and military environment. Here, your paramount goal and mission will be to protect the national security of the United States. Virtually any job you can imagine is available at the CIA—plus some you can’t even imagine.

CIA Careers Page

Coast Guard Intelligence

The intelligence elements of the Coast Guard support Coast Guard tactical and operational commanders, strategic planners and decision-makers. Coast Guard intelligence provides objective, accurate, timely, relevant intelligence about the maritime domain; potential threats; and adversaries' capabilities, limitations, and intentions. There are several ways to become an officer in the Coast Guard: by successfully graduating from the Coast Guard Academy, successfully completing Officer Candidate School, or through one of several Direct Commissioning Programs.

Coast Guard website

Drug Enforcement Administration Intelligence Program

The DEA Intelligence Program helps initiate new investigations of major drug organizations, strengthens ongoing ones and subsequent prosecutions, develops information that leads to seizures and arrests, and provides policy-makers with drug trend information upon which programmatic decisions can be based. As the world's leading drug enforcement agency, DEA offers rewarding career opportunities in most major U.S. cities, other domestic areas, and foreign countries that need DEA's support in combating drug trafficking, violent crime, and terrorism. Come and use your intelligence skills at DEA to contribute to our nation's war on drugs and terrorism.

DEA Careers Page

Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis

DHS has a vital mission to secure the nation from the many threats we face. Our duties are wide-ranging, and include detection, preparation for, prevention, protection against, response to, and recovery from terrorist attacks; enhancing security; securing and managing our borders; enforcing and administering immigration laws; safeguarding and securing cyberspace; and ensuring resilience to disasters. Our primary goal is clear: keeping America safe.

DHS Careers Page

Defense Intelligence Agency

Offering unparalleled expertise in all-source defense intelligence, the men and women of DIA are committed to supporting America's warfighters. Whatever your field, DIA has opportunities around the world that will challenge you while making substantial contributions to protecting our national security. DIA has positions in collection, analysis, information systems, operational support, and more.

DIA Careers Page

Department of Energy Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Energy is a crucial aspect in virtually every area of daily life, the economy, and national security. Because of the pervasive scope of the DOE’s mission, we require a wide range of technical and business skills. DOE professionals include scientists, engineers, mathematicians, accountants and contract specialists, computer scientists, technologists, specialists in national security and international affairs, as well as professionals with a wide range of skills in business, communications/information technology, and administrative disciplines.

DOE Careers Page

Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI helps protect communities, businesses, and institutions from the most dangerous security threats facing our nation, including terrorism, espionage, cyber attacks, public corruption, violent crime, and more. The FBI consists of more than 35,000 special agents, analysts, linguists, scientists, and other professionals who work across the globe, using a diverse set of skills to enforce federal laws, protect national security, defend physical and electronic infrastructures, support a variety of partners, and uphold American democracy. Intelligence is a centerpiece of our work, informing and driving investigations and enabling us to understand and combat emerging threats. A career at the FBI provides the opportunity to work among the best.

FBI Careers Page

Marine Corps Intelligence

The U.S. Marine Corps produces tactical and operational intelligence for battlefield support. Its IC component provides geospatial intelligence, signals intelligence, human intelligence and counterintelligence, and ensures there is a single synchronized strategy for the development of the Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Enterprise. The Marine Corps offers several intelligence-related careers for both military and civilian personnel.

Marine Corps Intelligence page

Office of Naval Intelligence

The Office of Naval Intelligence offers you an exciting and unique opportunity to put your knowledge and experience to work for your country. We are looking for intelligent, motivated people who want to make a difference in the world. At ONI, you will work with a diverse group of individuals, in a wide variety of subject areas, among some of the most experienced and highly regarded analysts in America's Intelligence Community. ONI offers you the opportunity to gain a unique view of the world while performing the essential mission of securing the free navigation of the world's oceans and the safety and security of America.

ONI Careers Page

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals, and first responders. NGA delivers the strategic intelligence that allows the president and national policymakers to make crucial decisions on counterterrorism, weapons of mass destruction, global political crises and more. NGA requires the best minds from a variety of backgrounds that bring unique and valued perspectives to help us achieve our GEOINT mission. NGA seeks passionate people who are interested in supporting U.S. national security and defense.

NGA Careers Page

National Reconnaissance Office

The NRO's mission is to design, acquire, launch, and operate "Innovative Overhead Intelligence Systems for National Security." The NRO is always looking for accomplished people to help us develop, acquire, launch, and operate our nation’s intelligence satellites. The NRO fosters a stimulating and collegial work atmosphere that is mission-focused. Our cleared workforce is highly diverse with talented employees from across the military services and the intelligence community.

NRO Careers Page

National Security Agency

NSA leads the Intelligence Community in signals intelligence and information assurance. It intercepts foreign signals and keeps America’s information safe. NSA employs individuals with expertise in computer science, engineering, mathematics, and more. Challenging, rewarding, life-changing, history-making—there’s no single way to describe a career at NSA. From STEM professionals to foreign language experts, intelligence analysts to business managers, NSA offers extraordinary opportunities to professionals in a wide variety of fields.

NSA Careers Page

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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, three national centers (NCTC, the National Counterterrorism Center; NCPC, the National Counterproliferation Center; NCSC, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center); CTIIC, the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center as well as the National Intelligence Council and IARPA, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. The ODNI is staffed by officers from across the IC as well as internal staff who execute the administrative functions of the ODNI, including contracting, IT, facilities, security, and human resources. Many IC officers work at ODNI on rotation as part of the Joint Duty program.

DNI Careers Page

Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research

INR's primary mission is to harness intelligence to serve U.S. diplomacy. The bureau directs the Department’s program of intelligence analysis and research, conducts liaison with the Intelligence Community, and represents the Department on committees and in interagency intelligence groups. U.S. Department of State employees, with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy.

State Careers Page

Department of the Treasury Office of Intelligence and Analysis

OIA advances national security and protects financial integrity by informing Treasury decisions with timely, relevant, and accurate intelligence and analysis. Treasury takes pride in a demanding workplace that encourages, supports, and rewards initiative and innovation—while accommodating a personal life as well. Treasury’s flexible personnel policies allow workers to balance satisfying careers with their other interests and responsibilities.

Treasury Careers Page

United States Space Force

  The U.S. Space Force, the first new organization to join the Intelligence Community since 2006, was established in December 2019, within the Department of the Air Force, meaning the Secretary of the Air Force has overall responsibility for the USSF, under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of Defense.

Space has become essential to our security and prosperity. Space systems are woven into the fabric of our way of life and is fundamental to our economic system. From the satellites that power the GPS technology that we use every day, or allow us to surf the web and call our friends, or enable first responders to communicate with each other in times of crisis, or orchestrate transactions in the world financial market, or even allow us to use credit cards at gas pumps.

The USSF organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to our joint military forces.

Space Force Careers Page

Students and Veterans


Students can contribute to the work of the nation before they graduate through paid and unpaid summer internship programs with the IC. Some IC organizations also offer internships during the academic year or co-operative education programs that link a student’s major with relevant work experience. Most of the co-op programs are for college-level students; however, NSA has several programs for high school students with specific skills or interests.



If you have served your country in the military and are ready for a new challenge, consider working in the Intelligence Community as your next career opportunity. You can continue to use your specialized skills and military training to benefit your country. Plus, most agencies will apply your active duty experience as credit toward leave accrual, retirement benefits and more.