Employment Posting:
Canadian Security Intelligence Service Opportunities

Employment Type:
Current Student
Closing Date:

We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is continuing its recruiting efforts to offer placements to students through co-ops, internships or student employment. Advertised opportunities for September 2022 are now available on Canada.ca/CSISjobs.


Interested students will have until 2021 09 29 to apply. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to increase their chances of being considered for placement.



To apply, candidates must be Canadian citizens and be registered as students at the time of their placement. We offer 3 types of student job opportunities: CO-OP, internships and summer employment. Due to the length of the recruitment and security clearance process, students apply online one year prior to their planned work terms. We advertise for May, January and September placements and work terms can be for 4, 8, 12 or 16 months.


Opportunities for Students:

  • Analyst

    • Security Screening
  • Business and Administration
    • Finance
    • Human resources
    • Internal audit and evaluation
  • Policy and Governance
    • Information management
    • Policy and foreign relations
  • Science and Technology
    • Software development
    • Networking/Network Engineering/Telecommunications
    • IT/Network Security
    • IT Infrastructure Support
    • Specialized Intelligence Collection Systems
    • Embedded Systems Programming/Hardware
    • Quality Assurance and Testing
    • Database Administration


Although most positions are located in Ottawa, there may be opportunities available in other provinces. Information on specific locations can be found on our postings.


Basic Requirement:

- Canadian citizens

- 10 years of verifiable background information for TS Clearance

- Full-time status at a recognized academic institution


Our Commitment:

CSIS values our students. They play an important role, as they bring new ideas, fresh perspective and they are recognized as an important part of our organization. They are viewed as potential full-time employees, where they are provided with opportunities to build their careers and develop into top professionals. Also, CSIS is building a workforce which is representative of the Canadian society and foster diversity and inclusion. 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.


To recognize this, the Director of our organization has signed a pledge to support students, which displays the commitment to provide them with relevant and meaningful work. A copy of this pledge is provided to each student who is offered a work term.

For any questions about the opportunities we offer to students, please do not hesitate to contact us at coop@smtp.gc.ca.