January 19, 2023

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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 are accepting applications for “Exito: CIA Career Exploration Boot-Camp,” a three-day career exploration event for college freshmen and sophomores to be held May 30-June 02, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

The three-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
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate freshman or sophomore at a HACU-member institution
  • 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)
  • All Majors are encouraged to apply

Student selected to participate in the bootcamp will receive three nights lodging and round-tip airfare to Washington, D.C. May 30 -June 2.


Online applications will be accepted through March 31, 2023. Students will be notified of acceptance the week of April 22. Click here to apply.

Download flyer here.

For questions, please contact Jeanette Morales, HACU Sr. Executive Director for Student Services, at 210-576-3220 or email jeanette.morales@hacu.net