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Student and Co-op – Analyst

Job ID22- 968-STU-AN-02-2731
Date Posted2021-06-10
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryPublic Administration
Closing Date 2021-06-23
Reference Number 22- 968-STU-AN-02
Job Category Co-op
Internship Program
Student Employment
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens

Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range Hourly Salary
Status Term - 4 to 16 months
Language Requirement Various

Job Summary

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is looking for students who thrive on tackling diverse challenges in a unique environment. If you are up for the challenge and want to join one of our highest performing teams, there is no doubt that your contributions to CSIS will provide a meaningful impact to our mission of helping keep Canadians safe against national security threats. The Service is building a workforce which is representative of the Canadian society and foster diversity and inclusion. Also, it is dedicated to establish positive policies and practices related to hiring, training, promoting and retaining designated group members ensuring that employment-related needs of all persons are reasonably accommodated.

CSIS offers opportunities to students to gain valuable experience in analysis, with the possibility to return for multiple placements. Students will be given the opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge by being paired with experienced employees who will provide feedback during the work term. They will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience before choosing a career specialization.

Students are invited to clearly specify one of the positions of interest below:

Security Screening

Students will assist with the following:

  • Research, analyze, interpret, and evaluate information using a variety of databases.
  • Identify potential threat-related concerns to national security.
  • Prioritise and process security screening requests.
  • Provide information to subject matter experts.
  • Write factual summaries on specific issues.
  • Maintain various databases.
  • Prepare and conduct demonstrations & presentations to various audiences.


Undergraduate degree (or college) programs including but not limited to: 

  • Criminology
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Journalism
  • Public Administration


Candidates with experience with the following is preferable:

  • Experience producing presentations, briefing materials and/or reports.
  • Experience conducting complex research and analysis using database systems.


  • Analytical Skills
  • Team Work
  • Decisiveness
  • Judgement
  • Adaptability/Flexibilty
  • Communication

Conditions of Employment

Applicants must be registered as a full-time, post-secondary student in an accredited academic institution recognized in Canada. Priority consideration will be given to those enrolled in an accredited co-op/internship program.


How to submit application:

Applicants MUST include the following information in their cover letter in order to be given further consideration:

  • Location of interest: Please note you can only select one (1). Available locations are indicated at the top.
    • Travel costs benefits may apply. Further information will be disclosed during the interview process.
  • Job Category: Applying for a co-op placement, internship (specific to current program enrollment) or student job.
  • Availability: What is the length of your term (4, 8, 12 or 16 months)?
  • Studies: What is your current year of study and your expected graduation date?

Tips for your Cover Letter and Resume:

  • Tell us your story: why do you want to work for CSIS?
  • Work objectives.
  • Technical abilities (where applicable).
  • Volunteer or work Experience (where applicable).
  • Projects (where applicable).

Second language evaluation tests will be administered.

At CSIS, we are not looking to simply fill student placement positions every four months. Our program is designed to identify and develop potential full-time employees.

Candidates are asked to apply only once, due to the high volume of applications received.

Failure to provide requested information may result in the rejection of your application.

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Security Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to receive an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important not to use any illegal drugs from the time you submit your application.


We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.

For more information, visit CSIS for Student and Co-op – Analyst