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Updated February 22, 2019

Chris de Hoyos


HACU accepting college student applications for the Exito: CIA Career Exploration Boot-Camp

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and the Central Intelligence Agency is accepting applications for “Exito: CIA Career Exploration Boot-Camp,” a two-day career exploration event for college freshmen to be held June 2019 in Washington, DC. 

The two-day program is designed to help students learn about pursuing a career with the CIA. Students will visit the CIA and meet with Agency professionals. Workshops and networking activities will help to provide information about agency job opportunities, culture, and expectations. Students are also encouraged to apply for CIA internships.

Up to 30 college freshmen from HACU-member institutions will be selected to participate.  Students will receive travel, lodging and meals for the duration of the event.

Student must meet the following eligibility criteria:


  • U.S. citizens
  • Have at least a 3.0 overall GPA by February 2019
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate freshman at a HACU-member institution
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours in their first term
  • Have excellent writing and briefing skills
  • Have an interest in serving as a civilian in the Intelligence Community
  • Able to meet CIA suitability requirements and background investigation (character and conduct)


Online applications will be accepted through March 1, 2019. Students must include a 200 word statement on career goals and how the event can help reach those goals. Click here to apply.

For questions, please contact Gaston Cantu, HACU Director of Student Services, at 210-576-3250 or email