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Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) Summer Internship

Washington College students may apply to participate in the Office of Naval Intelligence Summer Internship Program. ONI is the leading provider of maritime intelligence to the U.S. Navy and joint war fighting forces as well as national decision makers and other consumers in the Intelligence Community. Established in 1882, ONI specializes in the analysis, production and dissemination of vital, timely and accurate scientific, technical, geopolitical and military intelligence information to key consumers worldwide. See for more information on the organization.

Summer Internship Program

As an ONI summer intern, you will participate in Operational Familiarization to visit ONI’s operational customers aboard ships, with aviation squadrons, and at other USN commands. You will also experience field trips to D.C. area commands, agencies, and relevant landmarks while doing work that makes a real contribution to national security.

For further details on the Summer Internship Program visit:


Is there a GPA and class requirement for this internship program?

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required and the opportunity is open to all majors.

When may I apply?

The internship application for Summer 2012 is now closed. The application process for Summer 2013 will commence during Fall 2012 and will close on November 10th.

Can I earn academic credit through this internship?

Yes, a student can earn academic credit by signing a learning contract with an appropriate Washington College faculty member who will supervise your internship coursework.

How do I apply?

ONI indicates that applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizenship. Security clearances cannot be granted to foreign nationals or those who possess dual citizenship.
  • Fulltime enrollment in an accredited baccalaureate or graduate program. You must submit proof that you will continue your studies during the Fall semester following the summer internship.
  • Completion of 60 semester hours by the start of the internship.
  • Favorable adjudication of a Special Security Background Investigation(SSBI) and eligibility to receive a top secret clearance with access to sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI).
  • Favorable results on a urinanalysis screening for illegal drug use. You may also be subject to random drug testing during the period of employment.
  • Commitment to work fulltime for at least 10 weeks during the summer months.

Additional Notes

Washington College applicants must be in good academic and social standing and be interviewed by the Assistant Dean for Academic Initiatives. It is highly recommended that you work with staff in the Washington College Center for Career Development or the Assistant Dean’s office to prepare your resume and security clearance paperwork.