The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) published a rather interesting interview with one of its military analysts recently who confirmed the fact that the CIA recruited her while she was attending an undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University.
Her name was Anne and she was identified as a military analyst working for the Directorate of Intelligence office:
“I joined the Agency in 2002 as a co-op student. I was recruited at a career fair when I was pursuing my undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University. At the time, I had aspirations of being an interpreter for the United Nations or perhaps joining the Foreign Service, but my experience as an Agency intern opened my eyes to the opportunities a career at CIA would afford me. I got to do awesome things as an intern–such as writing actual analysis for the policymakers and members of the Intelligence Community and giving briefings at the State Department–so I figured that I would be able to have more of these experiences as a full-time employee. I wanted to seize that opportunity, so I converted to a full-time Agency employee after I completed my undergraduate degree.”
Anne went on to say that “For most of my career, I worked security issues in the Middle East, South Asia, and Latin America. I’ve participated in intelligence exchanges and served as an Agency liaison to the U.S. military. I also worked in an administrative capacity in the DI and the Director’s Area to help broaden my skillset as an intelligence officer.”
See related video: Student Opportunities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-6qoxnXbQA
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