STUDENT PROGRAMS

The IC offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to get a jumpstart on a career in intelligence.

Choose your agency, education level, field of study and the type of opportunity you’re looking for, and we’ll match your needs to ours. To navigate the following form, use your tab key to select one of four listboxes.

DIA is proud to offer several internship and cooperative education programs to students. Below are several of the programs available to those who seek to gain professional experience before seeking full-time, permanent employment.

Gifted and Talented Language Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: High School
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Foreign language aptitude in Chinese, Russian, Korean or Farsi

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Gifted and Talented (G&T) Language Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for language in Chinese or Russian. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in foreign language. This is a paid 12-week summer internship at NSA Washington in Fort Meade, Maryland, that runs from mid-May to mid-August following high school graduation.

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Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S citizen
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • Must be a high school senior who will have completed an AP language course, in one of the qualified languages (or proctored examination results demonstrating equivalent) by completion of the senior year.
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Must be at least 16 years of age at time of hire
  • Plan to pursue language studies after graduation

Forms to submit with application:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation. One must be from a language teacher.

High School Work Study Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: High School
Opportunity: Work Study
Academic Field: Business, Computer Sciences, Applied Arts, Engineering (other)

The High School Work Study (HSWS) Program is a highly competitive program designed for high school students who plan to participate in a school sponsored work experience program during their senior year. Students are hired on as part-time employees from September to August of their senior year. Students can apply for the following positions:

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Positions are available based on requirements at each site. When applying, ensure the job opening is for your local site.

Administrative & Technical Students:

Office Assistant
  • Students who are enrolled in business courses (Microsoft Office Suite, Accounting, Business Management, Web Page Design and etc.). They will be required to perform basic administrative tasks - type, file, maintain records, answer phones and operate business equipment such as word processors and personal computers.

Computer Aide

  • Students who are enrolled in computer or Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-focused courses (Computer Science, Java Visual Basics, Programming and etc.). They will be required to operate and/or maintain data processing equipment, often the most sophisticated equipment on the market.

Vocational Students:

Model Shop
  • Mechanically skilled students that are willing to learn from subject matters experts in one of these related trades - machining, precision sheet metal, welding, woodworking, 3D printing, graphic design, sewing, and painting. Designed for high school students who are enrolled in either Printing/Graphic Arts or Manufacturing classes at a technical high school.

Vo-Tech

  • Self-starter students with good interpersonal, teaming and industrial skills, as well as basic computer skills (e.g., e-mail, web browsers, Microsoft Office Suite). Students will be required to assist with operating and maintaining printing, binding, and packaging equipment; operating computer graphics software across various computer platforms/experience in Adobe Creative Suite; and operating industrial/production equipment, machinery, and tools such as die cutters, laminators, air compressors, and soldering equipment. It requires the individual to perform a wide variety of assembly line tasks requiring excellent eye to hand coordination in the production of electronic assemblies, electronic media and printed products. Designed for high school students who are enrolled in Printing/Graphic Arts at a technical high school.

Installation & Logistics

  • Students who are mechanically inclined. They will be required to assist with installing and maintaining building architectural systems by building standard and executive style systems are repairing, altering or constructing replacement items from materials such as wood, plastic, or metal. Apply surface finish treatments such as painting or staining. Students may also perform sanitization, declassification, excess or destruction. Sanitize, declassify or destroy the material using common hand tools or devices such as hammermills, pulverizers, incinerators, degaussers, or paper pulping equipment. Dispose of material through donation, recycling, reutilization, or resale. Designed for high school students who are enrolled in Construction, Engineering, Project Management or Manufacturing at a technical high school.

Language Students:

Chinese
  • Students who are currently enrolled in advanced Chinese courses (Chinese 5 or higher). They will be required to use their Chinese language skills to perform daily duties. Students need to be excelling in their Chinese reading, writing and listening skills. In addition, students should be recommended by the school’s lead Chinese language instructors.

Russian

  • Students who are currently enrolled in advanced Russian courses (Russian 4 or higher). They will be required to use their Russian language skills to perform daily duties. Students need to be excelling in both their Russian reading, writing and listening skills. In addition, students should be recommended by the school’s lead Russian language instructors.

Application Process:

Applications run from September 15th through October 31st

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be junior at local high school
  • Must be 16 years old by December 31 of high school junior year
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Preferred unweighted 2.5 GPA
  • Enrolled in at least two courses pertaining to desired position
  • Reliable transportation
  • Minimum 4 hours per day / 5 days a week (Monday-Friday)

Forms Needed

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (NSA)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: High School
Opportunity: Scholarship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Foreign Language

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while attending college and earning a degree. The Stokes Program is open to high school seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science, computer/electrical engineering, or Chinese or Russian languages.

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With the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, then work during the summer at NSA’s HQ in Fort Meade, Maryland for a minimum of 12 weeks in areas related to your course of study. You will acquire real world experience and receive a salary year-round. Best yet, after you graduate college, you won’t have to go through the job search hassle - a position will be waiting for you in your area of study in the exciting world of NSA.*

Computer Science

NSA computer scientists work in areas such as applications programming, computer security and graphics, and the design and implementation of software involving database management systems, real-time systems, networking and distributed processing systems.

Computer/Electrical Engineering

The challenges and experiences in these areas range from pure and applied research, design, development and testing to project management and systems analysis. You will be involved in projects that focus on communication systems, computer security and networking, microprocessor applications, software engineering and optics.

Foreign Language

NSA is accepting applications from students who are proficient in Chinese or Russian.

*By participating in the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, you are agreeing to work for NSA for at least 1.5 times the length of study upon graduation.

Benefits

  • Tuition and mandatory fees up to $30,000 per year
  • Year-round salary while attending college
  • Housing and travel entitlements during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)
  • Paid time off / health & life insurance / federal retirement plan

In 2021, applications will be accepted from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31.

Minimum Qualifications

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
  • Applicants should have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • You must be a high school senior at the time of application.
  • You MUST be majoring in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering or Chinese or Russian language.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, program requirements have changed. In lieu of SAT/ACT test scores and AP/IB exam scores, high school transcripts for technical majors must show a minimum of one physics or calculus course, and a combination of two courses (minimum) of computer science, computer programming or engineering. Language majors’ transcripts must show a minimum of 3 years of coursework in world language (preferably proficient Chinese or Russian language).
  • You must submit your online application during the application period.

Application package requirements for the 2021 Stokes Educational Scholarship package are:

  • Resume
  • One-page essay: "Why I Want a Career at the National Security Agency (NSA)"
  • GPA minimum of 3.0 out of 4.0 scale (unweighted)
  • Official transcripts from high school (and college for consideration)
  • Two letters of recommendation (both must be from teachers of technical or language courses who can attest to your academic ability)

Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-Cyber Ops) Summer Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Cybersecurity, Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering

The Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-Cyber Ops) Summer Program is NSA’s premier outreach program for students enrolled in the Cyber Operations specialization at NSA-designated universities.

Selectees will be invited to participate in a 12-week summer program to gain knowledge of specific cyber-related topics and apply educational knowledge to address various real-world mission-related technical challenges. Participants in the program will work on a broad range of problems involving applications of computer science and engineering.

The goals of the CAE in Cyber Operations Summer Program are to:

  • Introduce our country’s future leaders in cyber-related fields to the agency’s mission and share the excitement of working on problems of national importance.
  • Provide a deep understanding of the vital role that computer science and engineering play in enabling the agency to tackle a diverse set of technical challenges.
  • Encourage undergraduate and graduate computer science and engineering majors to continue cyber-related studies and careers.
  • Afford participants the opportunity to provide solutions to current operational problems.

Participants are broadly exposed to NSA’s cyber mission through a variety of cyber-related topics and hands-on labs. They work on mission driven problems throughout the summer and will participate in a CAPSTONE activity focused on specific real-world technical problems. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to conduct data analysis and contribute to exploitation techniques. They will apply that learning to developing real-time solutions and experience the excitement of success built on hard work and innovation. The outstanding work accomplished by the participants will be documented in the CAE Cyber Ops Summer Program year-end report.

To be considered for CAE Cyber Ops, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members or employers familiar with your work

Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences

The Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP) is an intense and exciting 12-week immersive internship open to select college undergraduate and graduate students majoring in computer science or closely related disciplines.

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Interns are assigned to projects that contribute to NSA’s mission. Projects culminate in a short presentation and technical paper. Projects are typically in the areas of:

  • Big Data
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Visualization
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
  • Human Language Technology/Computational Linguistics
  • Ontology/Taxonomy and Graphical Analysis
  • Information Query and Question Answering
  • Knowledge and Data Representation, Distillatio, and Sharing
  • Knowledge and Database Crawling
  • Software Agent Planning and Control
  • Signal Processing
  • Architecture & Systems

Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed the following courses:

  • Data Structures
  • Discrete Mathematics or Discrete Structures
  • Calculus I and Calculus II

Candidates are also expected to have taken courses in two or more of the following areas:

  • Computer Organization and Assembly Language
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Software Design and Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Compiler Theory
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Management Systems
  • Computer Graphics
  • Automata Theory and Formal Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks
  • Vulnerability Discovery
  • Principles of Computer Security
  • Computer Network Security
  • Information Retrieval
  • Human Language Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Parallel and Distributed Processing
  • Signal Processing
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Linear Algebra

To be considered for CSIP, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Director’s Summer Program (DSP)/Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis Summer Program (CASA SP)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Natural Sciences

Director’s Summer Program (DSP)

The DSP provides a unique opportunity to outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors.

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Each summer, we invite about two dozen exceptional students to collaborate with each other and with NSA mathematicians on problems critical to the intelligence gathering and information assurance missions of the agency. The students participating in this program work on a wide range of problems involving applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, analysis, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms and computer science. Throughout the summer, students develop mathematical theory, apply what they learn to obtain real-time solutions, and experience the success built on hard work and innovation. State-of-the-art computing resources are available to all students, as well as a variety of computational algebra and statistics packages. The DSP provides a unique opportunity to outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer, we invite about two dozen exceptional students to collaborate with each other and with NSA mathematicians on problems critical to the intelligence gathering and information assurance missions of the agency. The students participating in this program work on a wide range of problems involving applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, analysis, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms and computer science. Throughout the summer, students develop mathematical theory, apply what they learn to obtain real-time solutions, and experience the success built on hard work and innovation. State-of-the-art computing resources are available to all students, as well as a variety of computational algebra and statistics packages.

The DSP is seeking students who have distinguished themselves in undergraduate research or national mathematics competitions. Admission to this program is highly competitive. Applicants should have demonstrated superior mathematical aptitude. One full year of upper-level mathematics (abstract algebra or analysis) is strongly recommended. Some computer programming experience is desirable.

Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis Summer Program (CASA SP)

The CASASP gives undergraduate mathematicians and computer scientists a chance to contribute to mission-essential technical operations at NSA. The CASA mission is to transform collected data into a format analysts can readily consume for intelligence purposes by analyzing signals and protocols, and overcoming security measures. Each summer we invite 12 students to learn, use, and further NSA’s tradecraft as they work on operational problems of national importance.

CASASP begins with classified briefings on modern cryptography and operational projects which will form the basis for research throughout the summer. Problems involve applications of math, statistics, computer science, reverse engineering and software development. We work with data from many sources, analyze a wide range of technologies and provide access to cutting-edge computing resources. Results are integrated into production systems to provide new capabilities to our organization.

The CASASP runs from the end of May through the middle of August and is open to students majoring in mathematics, computer science, or a related field. Applicants should have at least one year of mathematics beyond calculus. Some programming experience is expected (C, C++, Java, or Python). If you possess imagination, initiative and intellectual curiosity, apply for the CASASP.

To be considered for either DSP/CASASP, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • A resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (LORs) from faculty members who can speak directly to your mathematics/technical background (Professors may email LORs directly to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov).
  • Transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended through the current academic year, to include transferred credit

Signals Intelligence Collection Program (SICP)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Data Sciences, Natural Sciences, Political Science/Global Studies, International Affairs, History

NSA’s SICP provides outstanding college students the opportunity to support NSA as a salaried intern during their college summers.

The SICP selects students pursuing computer science, computer engineering or related STEM degrees who would work on projects involving the development, production and modification of tools, software applications and/or hardware.

SICP also looks for computer-savvy students who can apply their learning and skills to assist in technical development or operational scenarios but may not be pursuing an overly technical degree or curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to leverage their skills to support the development of collection strategies across a vast architecture, implement mission initiatives in accordance with lawful compliance, manage collection tasks and understand critical mission data flows. Interns are mentored by experienced SIGINT professionals who conduct SIGINT collection operations and/or build and modify state-of-the-art collection capabilities. SICP interns will also have the opportunity to discover various career paths they could pursue in the future as full-time NSA employees. Finally, the friendships and networks interns build during their tour can last a lifetime.

Student applications will be evaluated based on the various projects or assignment requirements submitted by the sponsoring NSA organizations. Depending on the type of project/assignment for which you are considered, learning and proficiency in a number of technical disciplines plus your interview results will be evaluated during the selection process. The list below contains examples of some of the skills that could be required, depending on the project/assignment for which the intern is selected:

  • High- and low-level programming language skills and examples of experience such as C, C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, R, Assembly, etc.
  • Web development experience using such tools as: HTML, CSS, PHP, etc.
  • Engineering skills involving Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) development, Hardware Descriptive Language (HDL) syntax, VHDL, or Verilog experience, Digital Logic Design and Verification (State Machines, Pipelining, Test Benches, etc.)
  • Programming on Linux OS, Windows, OS X, Android, iOS, etc.
  • Basic experience with repository source control systems such as SVN, GIT, Beanstalk, etc.
  • Knowledge of refactoring analytics.
  • Data analytics and algorithm development; use of Apache Hadoop/Pig; statistical modeling; datamining/analysis; network modeling; and similar tools for big data
  • Familiarization with cloud, containerization and big data technologies, using tools such as AWS, Ansible, MS Azure, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Working knowledge and competencies in telecommunications, computers, networks and the internet
  • Computer skills (some programming) in combination with background in political science, international relations, area studies, geospatial studies, telecommunications, economics, etc.

To be considered for SICP, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Cyber Summer Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Cybersecurity, Computer Sciences, Engineering (other), Mathematics

The Cyber Summer Program (CSP) is NSA’s premier program for the best undergraduate and graduate computer cybersecurity, computer science, engineering, mathematics, network security and information assurance students in the country.

Each summer we invite exceptional students to participate in a 12-week program where they work together, and in teams, directly with NSA technical professionals on mission-critical, cyber-related problems.

The goals of the Cyber Summer Program are to:

  • Introduce our country’s future leaders in cyber-related fields to the Agency’s mission and share with them the excitement of working on problems of national importance.
  • Provide a deep understanding of the vital role that cybersecurity, engineering, mathematics, network security and information assurance majors to continue their studies and pursue careers in the cyber-related fields
  • Provide solutions to current operational problems

The students participating in the program work on a broad range of problems involving application of computer science and engineering. During the first weeks of the internship, they are broadly exposed to NSA’s cyber mission through a variety of lectures, classes and tours. The students are presented with a set of current mission-driven problems and choose which problems they will focus on for the summer. This outstanding work accomplished by each student will be presented to senior NSA leadership as well as documented in the CSP year-end report. Students learn and develop data analysis, network analysis and exploitation techniques. They will apply what they learn to obtain real-time solutions and experience the excitement of success built on hard work and innovation.

To be considered for CSP, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members or employers familiar with your work

Science of Security (SOS) Summer Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Cybersecurity, Engineering (other), Mathematics, Psychology

Application Period: May 1 - October 31

NSA’s Science of Security (SoS) Summer Internship Program offers paid research internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate-level university students pursuing STEM degrees.

The 12-week program starting mid-May/June offers interns the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with full-time NSA researchers on innovative cybersecurity research and technology. NSA/CSS Research Directorate (RES) is home to a highly technical and talented workforce that performs cutting-edge research and creates breakthroughs in mathematics, computer science, engineering, cybersecurity, physics, neuroscience and linguistics that lead to creative solutions to NSA’s most challenging problems.

To be considered for SoS, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • One page essay on applicant research experience and/or interests
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member or research mentor who can speak to experience

Human Resources Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Human Resources, Business, Economics, Data Science

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable paid work experience as an HR summer intern at NSA.

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The NSA Human Resources Group works with agency leadership to recruit and retain a highly skilled technical workforce. We invite you to spend your summer in an intense, exciting and educational 12-week internship open to select college graduates and undergraduates majoring in human resources (Alternative majors such as business, marketing or psychology with a minor or concentration in human resources are also acceptable). You will acquire practical HR experience while putting your intelligence and creativity to work in the U.S. Intelligence Community for the world’s technology leader.

You will be assigned in one of these specialty areas: total compensation, HR strategies, recruitment and staffing, HR benefits and employee services, HR information systems, HR data analytics or global HR service delivery.

Interns in the HR People Analytics unit will learn how to use HR data to deliver consultation and analysis to customers across the agency to help them gain a better understanding of their workforce. You will have the opportunity to be exposed to many parts of the agency and to interact with personnel at all levels. The People Analytics unit develops data models, conducts predictive analytics, produces a wide variety of analytic reports, and develops fascinating insights related to our hiring process. We look for teammates who want to learn how to help others to leverage workforce-based information to enable better decision making, and who demonstrate curiosity about information and data. Exposure to business intelligence tools such as Cognos, Tableau, PowerBI, Python, R, MS Excel, etc. is beneficial, but not expressly required.

To be considered, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Installation & Logistics (I&L) Summer Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Logistics, Business, Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Engineering (other)

This program is intended for students interested in project management and electrical, power, mechanical or civil engineering fields, and supply chain and business management operations. You will be directly involved with selected NSA facilities’ construction/renovation projects from planning and design through construction, commissioning, activation and occupancy. Working with mentors, you will also be involved in ensuring that projects run according to schedule, are cost effective and meet customer objectives. The internship will culminate in a final presentation to NSA senior leadership.

Well-Being Services Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: OHESS

The Well-Being Services Summer Intern Program is an intense and exciting 12-week internship open to select college undergraduate or master-level students majoring in health promotion & wellness, health education, nutrition & dietetics or related fields.

Interns will gain practical health promotion experience within the Office of Occupational Health Environmental and Safety Services (OHESS).

We seek candidates who can demonstrate a variety of skills and abilities including:

  • Interpersonal relationship and team building skills
  • Program design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Organizational skills for project places and events
  • Public speaking
  • Assistance with meditation and stress reduction programs
  • Assistance with health promotion and wellness special programming
  • Partnering with clinical staff to select appropriate health education materials
  • Judgment and insight to develop updates to our wellness web pages
  • Research for cause/benefit analysis and return on investment for wellness programs
  • Research topics and craft health tips for distribution to the agency workforce

To be considered, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Security & Counterintelligence Summer Intern Program (SCSIP)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Communications, Political Science/Global Studies, International Affairs, Social Sciences, History, Criminology/Criminal Justice, omputer Sciences

This program brings college students into the Security & Counterintelligence (S&CI) world for internships during the summers between their sophomore and senior years.

Interns will actively participate in or support on-going S&CI mission activities in areas such as personnel security investigations, adjudications, physical security and access control, anti-terrorism/force protection, and/or counterintelligence programs. Interns will work directly under the guidance of veteran security professionals responsible for protecting NSA personnel, facilities, and operations worldwide. In the process, they will gain an understanding of how the S&CI group supports and interacts with the larger NSA/CSS enterprise as well as counterpart organizations across the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.

To be considered for SCSIP, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIPST)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Engineering (other)

The Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIPST) is a full-time, 12-week summer internship program open to college sophomores and juniors who are concentrating their studies in the disciplines of computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, network engineering, software engineering or telecommunications.

The SIPST participants have an opportunity to work with leading computer scientists and engineering on the nation’s toughest cyber problems while enhancing their skills in assignments related to their major. The students work closely with a project mentor on a specific, mission-focused problem while learning in an exciting high-tech environment.

To be considered for SIPST, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts

Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program (SSCIP)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Applied Arts, Communications, Marketing, Museum Studies

The Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program is for students enrolled in one or more of the following areas of study: writing, editing, journalism, public relations, marketing or advertising, social media, visual arts, television production, motion picture production, or 3-D animation; graphics or photography.

The program supports the Strategic Communications organization’s role of providing accurate and timely information on NSA’s signals intelligence and cybersecurity mission and accomplishments to a variety of audiences using state-of-the-art messaging products. Candidates will be considered for internships in one of the following areas:

  • Corporate communications, messaging & public affairs: responsible for communications and major initiatives directed to both the worldwide NSA workforce and external audiences.
  • Multimedia production: videography and/or animation to support corporate video production.
  • Graphic design: creating original artwork ranging from project graphics, cartooning, web graphic images, storyboarding and presentation graphics.
  • Photography
  • Museum collections management, archives or conservation

To be considered for SSCIP, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Summer Language Program (SLP)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Foreign Language

Application Period: May 15 - October 31

The Summer Language Program is a 12-week internship intended for high-potential, full-time undergraduate and graduate students.

Foreign language proficiency combined with a wide array of majors and minors will be considered for this program, which can be a one-summer or two-summer internship.

The SLP is hiring students with proficiency in Arabic, Chinese and Russian. Individuals with skills in less common languages are also encouraged to apply. Languages may change from year to year based on the agency’s projected hiring needs.

The SLP includes:

  • A language mentor assigned from NSA’s language analysis team
  • Hands-on operational experience
  • Relevant job-specific briefings
  • Job-specific training and customized language training

To be considered for SLP, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIPIA)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Cybersecurity, Computer/Electrical Engineering

The Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIPIA) is a 12-week summer program accelerating participants’ careers in the field of Information Assurance (IA) by offering hands-on technical experience while working for NSA.

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SIPIA hosts rising juniors and seniors pursuing bachelor’s degrees as well as students pursuing master’s and doctorate degrees in the technical fields listed below. Interns will be involved in projects that enable the cyber mission force through current analysis, expertise, training and tools. Interns will be involved in IA projects, including protecting and defending the nation’s information systems networks and outmaneuvering cyber adversaries. To participate in this program, students must return to school for at least one semester following the internship.

For purposes of this program, IA encompasses the scientific, technical and management disciplines required to ensure computer and network security, such as:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Networking
  • Cyber and Information Security
  • Computer Technology/Computer Information Technologies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems Security
  • Information Assurance
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Network System Administration
  • Computer Engineering
  • Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering/Electronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • System/Network Administration and Operations
  • Systems Security Engineering
  • Information Assurance Systems and Project Acquisition
  • Cryptography
  • Computer Engineering
  • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment, including Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Operations of Computer Emergency Response Teams
  • Information Assurance Training, Education and Management
  • Computer Forensics/Cyber Forensics/Digital Forensics
  • Defensive Information Operations
  • And related degrees

To be considered for SIPIA, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Cooperative Education Program (NSA) – STEM

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate
Opportunity: Co-op
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Cybersecurity

NSA’s Co-op Programs generally accept applications February – March and September – October.

Co-op students will operate under a rotational program, alternating semesters of full-time work with full-time study from entry into the program until graduation. We require a minimum of 52 weeks of co-op work experience prior to graduation. During your work tour, you will work a regular 40-hour week. Each work tour is designed to reveal the specific areas you may want to focus on as a career.

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Electrical or Computer Engineering Majors

You will be involved in the design, development, testing and evaluation of electronic communications systems. These multidisciplinary assignments will reach to such rapidly advancing areas as optics, lasers, acoustics and microprocessors.

Computer Science Majors

You will explore high-tech opportunities, such as object-oriented methodology, multimedia, data warehousing/data mining, design/analysis development of software and systems, client/server development, networking and Internet technology.

Cybersecurity Majors (technical track)

You will work as part of a team that’s on the frontlines of defense against our cyber adversaries. The Intelligence Community needs cyber professionals with technical expertise and a driving desire to remain at the forefront of their field.

Cooperative Education Program (NSA) – Hawaii

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate
Opportunity: Co-op
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Cybersecurity, Foreign Language

NSA’s Co-op Programs generally accept applications February – March and September – October.

Co-op students will operate under a rotational program, alternating semesters of full-time work with full-time study from entry into the program until graduation. We require a minimum of 52 weeks of co-op work experience prior to graduation. During your work tour, you will work a regular 40-hour week. Each work tour is designed to reveal the specific areas you may want to focus on as a career.

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Chinese Language and Studies Majors

Language Analysts work directly with the original written or spoken foreign language, determine the relevance of the intelligence collected, research it, analyze it, and put it into context for dissemination to national-level policy makers, military commanders and other customers.

Electrical or Computer Engineering Majors

You will be involved in the design, development, testing and evaluation of electronic communications systems. These multidisciplinary assignments will reach to such rapidly advancing areas as optics, lasers, acoustics and microprocessors.

Computer Science Majors

You will explore high-tech opportunities, such as object-oriented methodology, multimedia, data warehousing/data mining, design/analysis development of software and systems, client/server development, networking and Internet technology.

Cybersecurity Majors (technical track)

You will work as part of a team that’s on the frontlines of defense against our cyber adversaries. The Intelligence Community needs cyber professionals with technical expertise and a driving desire to remain at the forefront of their field.

Cooperative Education Program (NSA) – Language

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate
Opportunity: Co-op
Academic Field: Foreign Language

NSA’s Co-op Programs generally accept applications February – March and September – October.

Co-op students will operate under a rotational program, alternating semesters of full-time work with full-time study from entry into the program until graduation. We require a minimum of 52 weeks of co-op work experience prior to graduation. During your work tour, you will work a regular 40-hour week. Each work tour is designed to reveal the specific areas you may want to focus on as a career.

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Programs are available for students in language-focused majors, including Russian, Korean, Farsi or Chinese. Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment and advanced technologies.

Language Analysts work directly with the original written or spoken foreign language, determine the relevance of the intelligence collected, research it, analyze it, and put it into context for dissemination to national-level policy makers, military commanders and other customers.

Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP)

Applies To

Agency: DoD
Education: Undergraduate and Graduate (MS or PhD)
Opportunity: Scholarship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Cybersecurity, Engineering (other), Business

The Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) is sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Office and administered by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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The objectives of the program are to:

  • promote higher education in all disciplines of cybersecurity,
  • enhance the Department’s ability to recruit and retain cyber and IT specialists,
  • increase the number of military and civilian personnel in the DoD with this expertise, and ultimately,
  • enhance the nation’s cyber posture.

DoD is working with universities across the country, known as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE), to develop and expand cyber-related curricula. Interested students need to apply directly with participating institutions – the list of institutions designated as CAEs can be found at https://www.iad.gov/NIETP/reports/cae_designated_institutions.cfm.

For additional information contact the DoD CySP Program Office at AskCySP@nsa.gov or you can visit: https://public.cyber.mil/cysp/.


Graduate Mathematics Summer Internship (GMP)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Mathematics, Statistics

The Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP) is a summer program for currently enrolled graduate students.

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The GMP provides an opportunity for exceptional mathematics and statistics graduate students to work directly with NSA mathematicians and statisticians on mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA technical community first-hand. The participants in this program work on a wide range of problems involving mathematics, statistics, data science, cryptology and communications technology. Participants document their work in technical papers which are internally published at the agency. State-of-the-art computing resources are available to GMP participants. Computational software packages such as Python, R, Sage, Magma, MATLAB and others are also available.

To be considered for GMP, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • A resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (LORs) from faculty members or supervisors who can speak directly to your mathematics or statistics background (Professors may email LORs directly to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov).
  • Transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended through the current academic year, to include transferred credits

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Graduate, Post-Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Psychology

Spend your summer at NSA further developing your I/O technical skills.

As an intern working in the HR Strategy and Program Design unit at NSA, you’ll learn to apply scientific and quantitative methods to address a wide range of human capital issues.

The Industrial and Organizational Psychology Intern Program is a 12-week internship for graduate students enrolled in an M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. program in industrial and organizational psychology or a related field. The program is designed to provide individuals the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience by working alongside psychologists in areas of personnel assessment (i.e. research and development work to support assessments used to select applicants for mission critical positions), organizational design and development, human capital systems design and consulting, occupational/job analysis, organizational assessments and workforce surveys, and program evaluation. Through the work, the HR Strategy and Program Design unit is working to better understand people, organizations and the impact of management practices.

To be considered, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Graduate, Post-Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics

The Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT) offers students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in the stimulating professional environment of one of the most advanced intelligence agencies in the world.

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SPORT interns spend the summer developing innovative solutions to unique problems. You will apply the technical skills you’ve learned in graduate school to challenging agency operational problems. You will be responsible for both leading the technical development of your project and interfacing with your agency customer. Throughout the summer, you will be working alongside full-time operations research analysts and attending weekly seminars on operations research best methods and practices. At the conclusion of the program, you will present your findings directly to your project customer, fellow interns, and senior leadership.

To apply, you must be enrolled in and have completed at least one semester of an M.S. of Ph.D. program in a field of study closely related to one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics
  • Statistics
  • Operations Research
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Computer Network Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Management Science

To be considered for SPORT, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • (Optional) Cover Letter

Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (GFSD)

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Graduate
Opportunity: Fellowship
Academic Field: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Engineering (other)

Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (GFSD), formerly known as the National Physical Science Consortium, is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry and higher education. GFSD's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in STEM fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

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As a member, NSA sponsors students pursuing doctorate degrees in mathematics, engineering, computer science and physics. In addition to providing financial support through membership dues, NSA also provides technical mentoring and at least two summers of employment to each sponsored student.

Salary

Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.

Benefits During 12-Week Internship

  • Annual leave, sick leave and paid federal holidays
  • Participation in agency-wide extracurricular programs
  • Students who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Ft. Meade, MD, are eligible for a round trip airfare ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government-issued airline ticket.
  • Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main HQs campus.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
  • Must be pursuing a graduate or Ph.D. in mathematics, engineering, computer science or physics.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) is preferred.
  • A minimum 3.5 GPA in math courses is preferred.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted in late August and close around Dec. 1 each year. Visit the Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity website

Intelligence Analysis Summer Internship Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: International Affairs, Intelligence Studies, Regional Studies

Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide innovative professional work experiences that are meaningful to your career goals, enable you to explore the fascinating world of intelligence and give you the opportunity to serve your country?

Look no further than NSA. Our Intelligence Analysis Summer Internship offers the opportunity for training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline. This program offers full-time paid internships for ndergraduate and master’s degree students each year. It is an intensive 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate- level students the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field.

Interns will obtain:

  • Knowledge of the fundamental concept of modern digital communications and network analysis.
  • Skills in advanced analytic tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the structure and processes of the IC through immersion in signals intelligence topics, projects and meetings.
  • Skills in conducting independent and original research, documenting results and communicating findings to help satisfy customer requirements.
  • Skills in systematically applying logic, creativity and judgement to the evaluation and use of intelligence.

To be considered, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Academic Semester Internship Program

Applies To

Agency: DIA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Political Science/Global Studies, Computer Sciences, Business, Human Resources, Law/Criminal Justice, Natural Sciences, Engineering (other), Computer/Electrical Engineering

Academic Semester interns are appointed for one semester, from August to December. Students are employed as part-time temporary employees (working a maximum of 29 hours per week). Eligibility requirements are the same, regardless of pay status. All interns must be granted a security clearance and must successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer. Academic Semester interns are only compensated for time worked.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Participants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a university or college located near a DIA facility or Combatant Command.
  • Participants must have already completed 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the start of the internship.
  • All Academic Semester interns must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the time of application.
  • Interns must be able to maintain a security clearance. Security clearances may be granted to holders of dual citizenship.
  • All students conditionally accepted for internships are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph tests and drug tests.
  • Please note that the security clearance processing and drug screening test cannot be conducted while the applicant is overseas.
  • Participants must be currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program which is primarily focused on skills deemed critical to DIA such as:
    • Foreign area studies
    • Computer science
    • Business administration
    • Human resources
    • Public administration
    • International relations
    • Legal
    • Political science
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Toxicology
    • Engineering
    • Intelligence analysis

Application Procedures

Attach an unofficial copy of your transcript to the online application. Finalists will be provided with instructions on submitting an official transcript. Please ensure to identify the following information:

  • Identify a functional area of interest.
  • Indicate your geographic preference for work assignment.
  • Indicate how you learned about the Academic Semester Internship Program.
  • Be sure to provide a permanent address, email address and daytime telephone number along with college information.
  • Include your GPA when submitting your application.

Application Submission Instructions

  • Applications will only be accepted online at https://diajobs.dia.mil. Click on "View Vacancy Announcements & Apply for DIA jobs" then click "no" when it asks if you are a current DIA employee.
  • Click on the link to view job postings, then place a check next to "Academic Semester Intern Program." Click Apply. Please submit only the information requested.

Benefits

  • Interns are paid on a bi-weekly basis. Their salary will depend on the number of credit hours they have completed.
  • Participants are eligible to enroll in the mass transit transportation and the civilian fitness programs.
  • Depending on ability, interns can qualify for Foreign Language Proficiency Pay.

For additional information contact the Human Resources Operations Center at 202-231-4762. For additional information about DIA, please visit our website at http://www.dia.mil.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be considered without regard to non-merit factors, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, handicap, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous service may apply.


National Security Education Program

Applies To

Agency: DIA
Education: Graduate
Opportunity: David L. Boren Scholars and Fellows Recipients, Internship
Academic Field: Foreign Language

Congress established The National Security Education Program (NSEP) through the David L. Boren National Security Act of 1991. This program seeks to bring a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international exposure to work in national security programs. NSEP is a scholarship program that promotes language skills, cultural awareness and understanding of national security issues. In collaboration with the National Security Education Program Office, DIA has established a one-year, full-time internship program designed to provide a select number of recent college graduates the opportunity to apply their knowledge and gain practical work experience. Participants must be a David L. Boren Scholar or Fellow with an outstanding service requirement.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • NSEP Boren Scholars and Fellows must have an anticipated graduation date between June and September.
  • Participants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a university or college.
  • All scholars and fellows must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the time of application. The application must include a narrative of work experience that highlights the participant’s interest in working in the intelligence field or other specialized skills.
  • Fellows and scholars must be able to maintain a security clearance. Security clearances may be granted to holders of dual citizenship.
  • All students conditionally accepted for internships are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph tests and drug tests.
  • Please note that the security clearance processing and drug screening test cannot be conducted while the applicant is overseas.
  • Participants must be currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program which is primarily focused on skills deemed critical to DIA such as:
    • Foreign area studies
    • Computer science
    • Business administration
    • Human resources
    • Public administration
    • International relations
    • Legal
    • Political science
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Toxicology
    • Engineering
    • Intelligence analysis
  • NSEP Service Requirement:
    • The awardee is spending 100% of his or her time on federally funded projects
    • Projects are funded by the Departments of Defense, State, or Homeland Security; or an agency in the Intelligence Community

Application Procedures

Attach an unofficial copy of your transcript to the online application. Finalists will be provided with instructions for submitting an official transcript. Please ensure to identify the following information:

  • Identify a functional area of interest.
  • Indicate your geographic preference for work assignment.
  • Indicate how you learned about the Summer Intern Program.
  • Be sure to provide a permanent address, email address and daytime telephone number along with college information.
  • Include your GPA when submitting your application.

Application Submission Instructions

  • Applications will only be accepted online at https://diajobs.dia.mil. Click on "View Vacancy Announcements & Apply for DIA jobs" then click "no" when it asks if you are a current DIA employee.
  • Click on the link to view job postings, then place a check next to "National Security Education Program." Click Apply. Please submit only the information requested.

Benefits

  • Interns are paid on a bi-weekly basis with salary dependent on the number of credit hours completed. They are able to accrue annual and sick leave as well as pay on federal holidays.
  • Scholars and fellows qualify for the same benefits of full-time employees, to include health insurance, life insurance and retirement.
  • Participants are eligible to enroll in the mass transit transportation and the civilian fitness programs.
  • Depending on ability, fellows and scholars can qualify for Foreign Language Proficiency Pay.
  • Participants will be able to apply for internal vacancies and will be considered for full-time employment with DIA upon completion of program.

Resources

For additional information contact the Human Resources Operations Center at 202-231-4762. For additional information about DIA, please visit our world wide website at http://www.dia.mil.


Cooperative Education Program (DIA)

Applies To

Agency: DIA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Co-op
Academic Field: Political Science/Global Studies, Social Sciences, Computer Sciences, Business, Human Resources, Natural Sciences, Engineering (other), Computer/Electrical Engineering

DIA’s Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program provides a select number of talented undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in combination with their academic studies.

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Co-op applicants are selected from academic institutions with recognized Co-op programs. Co-op student employees must be eligible to work a four-month period during the academic year and will be put in a full-time, temporary employee status. With increasingly challenging assignments, Co-op student employees will enhance their academic training with professional skills learned at DIA.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Upon acceptance into the Co-op program, students must complete a Co-op agreement between the college/university and DIA.
  • Co-op student employees must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a university or colleges located near a DIA facility or Combatant Command.
  • Co-op student employees must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the time of employment.
  • Student employees taking part in the Co-op program must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the time of application.
  • Co-op student employees must be able to maintain a security clearance. Security clearances may be granted to holders of dual citizenship.
  • Please note that the security clearance processing and drug screening test cannot be conducted while the applicant is overseas.
  • Participants must be currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program which is primarily focused on skills deemed critical to DIA such as:
    • Foreign area studies
    • Computer science
    • Business administration
    • Human resources
    • Public administration
    • International relations
    • Legal
    • Political science
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Toxicology
    • Engineering
    • Intelligence analysis

Application Procedures

Attach an unofficial copy of your transcript to the online application. Finalists will be provided with instructions on submitting an official transcript. Please ensure to identify the following information:

  • Identify a functional area of interest.
  • Indicate your geographic preference for work assignment.
  • Indicate how you learned about the Cooperative Education Program.
  • Be sure to provide a permanent address, email address and daytime telephone number along with college information.
  • Include your GPA when submitting your application.

Application Submission Instructions

  • Applications will only be accepted online at https://diajobs.dia.mil. Click on "View Vacancy Announcements & Apply for DIA jobs" then click "no" when it asks if you are a current DIA employee.
  • Click on the link to view job postings, then place a check next to "Cooperative Education Program." Click Apply. Please submit only the information requested.

Benefits

  • Co-op student employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis, salary dependent on the number of credit hours they have completed. They are able to accrue annual and sick leave as well as pay on federal holidays.
  • Participants are eligible to enroll in the mass transit transportation and the civilian fitness programs.
  • Depending on ability, Co-op student employees can qualify for Foreign Language Proficiency Pay.

For additional information contact the Human Resources Operations Center at 202-231-4762. For additional information about DIA, please visit our website at http://www.dia.mil.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be considered without regard to non-merit factors, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, handicap, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous service may apply.


Summer Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: DIA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Political Science/Global Studies, Computer Sciences, Business, Human Resources, Law/Criminal Justice, Natural Sciences, Engineering (other), Computer/Electrical Engineering

DIA’s Summer Internship Program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10-to 12-week period of work between June and August. During this time, they serve in a full-time, temporary employee status. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Participants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a university or college located near a DIA facility or Combatant Command.
  • Participants must have already completed 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the start of the internship.
  • All Academic Semester interns must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the time of application.
  • Interns must be able to maintain a security clearance. Security clearances may be granted to holders of dual citizenship.
  • All students conditionally accepted for internships are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph tests and drug tests.
  • Please note that the security clearance processing and drug screening test cannot be conducted while the applicant is overseas.
  • Participants must be currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program which is primarily focused on skills deemed critical to DIA such as:
    • Foreign area studies
    • Computer science
    • Business administration
    • Human resources
    • Public administration
    • International relations
    • Legal
    • Political science
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Toxicology
    • Engineering
    • Intelligence analysis

Application Procedures

Attach an unofficial copy of your transcript to the online application. Finalists will be provided with instructions on submitting an official transcript. Please ensure to identify the following information:

  • Identify a functional area of interest.
  • Indicate your geographic preference for work assignment.
  • Indicate how you learned about the Academic Semester Internship Program.
  • Be sure to provide a permanent address, email address and daytime telephone number along with college information.
  • Include your GPA when submitting your application.

Application Submission Instructions

  • Applications will only be accepted online at https://diajobs.dia.mil. Click on "View Vacancy Announcements & Apply for DIA jobs" then click "no" when it asks if you are a current DIA employee.
  • Click on the link to view job postings, then place a check next to "Academic Semester Intern Program." Click Apply. Please submit only the information requested.

Benefits

  • Interns are paid on a bi-weekly basis, salary dependent on the number of credit hours they have completed. They are able to accrue annual and sick leave as well as pay on federal holidays.
  • Participants are eligible to enroll in the mass transit transportation and the civilian fitness programs.
  • Depending on ability, interns can qualify for Foreign Language Proficiency Pay.

For additional information contact the Human Resources Operations Center at 202-231-4762. For additional information about DIA, please visit our website at http://www.dia.mil.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be considered without regard to non-merit factors, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, handicap, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous service may apply.


Undergraduate Training Assistance Program

Applies To

Agency: DIA
Education: High School, Undergraduate
Opportunity: Scholarship
Academic Field: Political Science/Global Studies, Computer Sciences, Natural Sciences, Human Resources, Engineering (other), Computer/Electrical Engineering

A small number of high-achieving and committed secondary school seniors and/or college freshmen and sophomores interested in a career in public service will be offered tuition assistance to accredited colleges or universities, provided challenging summer work, and guaranteed a position in their field of study upon graduation from this highly competitive program. Minorities, women and the disabled needing financial assistance to complete their undergraduate education are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Students will attend classes full-time during the academic year, and work at DIA during the summer in positions related to their course of study. While in school, students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for the freshman year and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) for each semester/quarter thereafter.

UTAP students are obligated to work for DIA for a period of time that is one and 1/2 times the amount of time they were in school. For a four-year undergraduate degree, a person is in school 9 months per academic year. Therefore, the work obligation is 9 x 4 x 1.5 or 54 months (4 1/2 years). If a UTAP student decides to not work for DIA, the student is liable for repaying the amount spent on his or her education (tuition, fees, books and supplies). The amount due will be prorated to account for any time worked after graduation.

Benefits

Students accepted for this program receive:

  • Tuition and required fees (limited to $18,000 per year) toward a four-year degree program at an accredited college or university selected by the student and endorsed by the agency.
  • Reimbursement for books and needed supplies.
  • An annual salary (paid bi-weekly) to cover college room, board and other personal expenses.
  • Full-time employment in a job related to their academic major during the summer vacation while in college.
  • Full benefits, including health insurance, life insurance and retirement.
  • Guaranteed position at DIA after graduation appropriate to their skills and abilities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.75, or above, and 3.0 for freshmen and sophomores.
  • Minimum SAT of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portion plus a minimum of 500 on the writing portion OR a minimum ACT composite score of 21 for those applying as secondary school seniors.
  • Baccalaureate degree programs should be focused toward the following academic programs deemed critical to DIA, such as: foreign area studies, computer science, international relations, political science, chemistry, physics, biology, microbiology, human resources, pharmacology, toxicology, engineering or intelligence analysis related courses.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities as evidenced by extracurricular student activities, a high degree of civic involvement, volunteer work or part-time employment.
  • U.S. citizenship of applicant and all members of the immediate family. Please be aware that security clearances cannot be granted to applicants who hold dual citizenship. All finalists must pass a drug screening test. All applicants conditionally selected for internships and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph tests.
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling of $70,000 for a family of four and $80,000 for a family of five or more.
  • Additional requirements which may include written assessment exercises and interviews telephonically or in person may be required for finalists.

Application Procedures

Application process for high school seniors:

  • Applications are to be reviewed by the applicant’s high school guidance office (prior to online submission) and must include:
    • High school transcript (9th - 11th grade) and a list of senior year scheduled classes.
    • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) results.
    • Gender, Ethnicity, Race, and Disability Self-Identification form (DIA Form 418A) available on the DIA website.
    • Resume, including extra-curricular activities during high school (awards, leadership roles), volunteer work or part-time employment, etc.
    • Essay explaining why you wish to pursue a particular field of study and illustrating how you have demonstrated leadership ability.
    • Financial Aid Statement (FAS)/Personal Data form available on the DIA website, and a copy of last year’s income tax return for parent(s) or guardian.
  • If any items listed above are not received, your package will not be considered.

Application process for college freshman and sophomore students:

  • Applications are to be submitted online and include:
    • A complete transcript and a listing of courses to be taken the next semester.
    • Resume detailing extracurricular activities, volunteer work and any work experience.
    • One signed letter of recommendation from a college professor or employer.
    • Essay explaining why the applicant is pursuing a particular area of study, and how he or she has displayed leadership ability.

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted on the Defense Intelligence Agency Careers page . Click on "View Vacancy Announcements & Apply for DIA jobs" then click "no" when it asks if you are a current DIA employee. Click on the link to view job postings, and then place a check next to "Undergraduate Training Assistance Program." To apply for the program, click where it says "apply" next to the program. Please submit only the information requested.

Upon request, additional documents can be mailed to:
Defense Intelligence Agency
Attn: HCH-4 (UTAP)
Building 6000, 200 McDill Blvd.
Bolling AFB, DC 20340

For additional information contact the Human Resources Specialist at 202-231-2736.

For additional information about DIA, please visit Defense Intelligence Agency website .


Workforce Recruitment Program

Applies To

Agency: DIA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate, Recent College Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Business, Communications, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Engineering (other), Computer Sciences, Cybersecurity, Earth Sciences, Foreign Language, Human Resources, Logistics, Law/Criminal Justice, Mathematics, Museum Studies, Natural Sciences, OHESS, Political Science/Global Studies, Social Sciences

Students and recent graduates work in a full-time, paid summer internship. Participants must have proof of a disability in order to participate. Participants receive full salary and workplace accommodations. For more information, contact the disability coordinator or career counselor at your school, or visit The Workforce Recruitment Program Students.

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART)

Applies To

Agency: DIA, NSA, NGA
Education: Undergraduate Graduate
Opportunity: Scholarship, Internship
Academic Field: Computer/Electrical Engineering, Engineering (other), Computer Sciences, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Statistics

Students, including current DoD employees seeking advanced degrees, work in a full-time, paid summer internship. Participants must be pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) fields of study. Benefits include full tuition and fees, stipend and guaranteed employment upon graduation. Further information is available, please visit the SMART website .

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This scholarship for service program was established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Participants are afforded an opportunity to receive a full scholarship, stipend for living expenses, and employment in the Federal Government upon degree completion.

Additional information about this program as well as the application timeline and instructions can be found on the SMART website. When applying, students are asked to rank their top choices for placement in order of preference. Typically, only scholars who indicated NGA as a first choice for placement on their SMART application are considered when NGA’s annual sponsorship selections are made.

NGA Summer Internship Program

Applies To

Agency: NGA
Education: Associate’s, Undergraduate, Graduate, Post Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Business, Communications, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering (other), Foreign Language, Human Resources, Law/Criminal Justice, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Political Science/Global Studies, Social Sciences, Statistics

Student employment assignments are open to associate, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and are based on entry-level professional job descriptions, which will involve a great deal of independent and team oriented work under the guidance of a senior-level supervisor and mentors. Students who perform successfully and meet program requirements are invited to continue in the program for the duration of their degree programs, and may be granted the opportunity for conversion to permanent employment upon graduation.

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Internship Requirements

To be eligible to participate in NGA’s Student Internship Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, and at least 18 years of age.
  2. Applicants must be currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
  3. Applicants must be enrolled in an associate, baccalaureate, graduate, or post-graduate degree program with coursework related to NGA’s mission.
  4. Applicants who apply to the Student Internship Program before completing their first semester of college will not be required to submit an academic transcript during the application period.
  5. Applicants who have completed a degree program, and are in the first semester of a subsequent degree program at the time of application (i.e. just started a graduate program after previously completing a bachelor’s) will be required to submit the final transcript from their previous degree program during the application process. If selected, their offers will be contingent upon receipt of an official transcript from their current degree program.
  6. All selectees will be required to submit an updated official transcript.
  7. Applicants must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information, or TS/SCI.
  8. Applicants will be tested for illegal drug use. Use of illegal drugs within the last 12 months is generally not acceptable. Illegal drug use prior to the 12-month window is carefully evaluated.
  9. Selectees are required to work a minimum of 10 weeks each summer for the duration of their tenure in the Student Internship Program.

How to Apply

To apply, when the application period is open, please visit the apply.intelligencecareers.gov/job-description/20210097.

Returning users will be prompted to enter a username and password; new users will click "New User" in the top right corner of the page.

Submitted applications must include the following information:

  • Objective - briefly explain the experience you would like to obtain while interning at NGA.
  • Education - include the name of the college/university, location, degree and expected/actual graduation date.
  • Submit current cumulative grade point average, or GPA.
  • Work Experience - include the name of the company/organization, location, position/job title, dates of employment and three to four bullets detailing your duties/responsibilities.
  • Relevant Skills
  • Awards and Achievements
  • Languages

Complete all required fields on the application.

  • Indicate education completed.
  • Indicate education in progress.

Submit your application online on or before September 30.


Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency (CLPT) Summer Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: International Affairs, Intelligence Studies, Regional Studies, Economics, Psychology, Statistics

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to learn about the NSA’s mission while also directly contributing to NSA’s civil liberties and privacy efforts?

Would you like to join a team that promotes meaningful government transparency while helping NSA achieve the right balance between privacy and national security? During your tour in NSA’s Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency (CLPT) Office, you will see first-hand how fundamental privacy principles influence decision making at NSA daily.

This internship offers exposure to a variety of cryptologic disciplines and civil liberties and privacy processes. The intensive 12-week program runs from mid-May through mid-August for select undergraduate and master’s degree students entering the final year of an undergraduate or graduate degree program. nterns will actively participate in or support on-going CLPT activities under the guidance of NSA professionals responsible for the following activities:

  • Identifying and documenting existing agency Civil Liberties and Privacy (CLP) activities.
  • Identifying and making recommendations regarding improvements to existing gaps in CLP protections. Identifying topis for and providing input to external reports on activities.
  • Creating written and briefing material suitable for both internal executive-level as well as public audiences.
  • Establishing or coordinating mechanisms to ensure NSA complies with appropriate Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) regulations and standards to ensure that protection of civil liberties and privacy is incorporated into NSA policies and procedures.
  • Managing or preparing, as appropriate, mandatory and ad hoc internal and external reports.

To be considered for the CLPT program, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Business Management & Acquisition (BM&A) Summer Internship

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Business, Economics, Engineering (other), Statistics, Mathematics

Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide professional work experiences that are significant and meaningful to your career and academic goals, enable you to explore the fascinating and unique world of intelligence, and give you the opportunity to serve your country? If so, look no further than NSA.

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Our BM&A Summer Intern Program offers training and experience within a multi-faceted business organization for business majors and/or those interested in applying their math knowledge to financial challenges. This 12-week program offers full-time paid internships to rising college seniors as well as graduate-level students to provide the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in a variety of disciplines within the business field. Along the way we will provide an opportunity to attend various operational tours to fully appreciate what the NSA does in defense of our nation.

Interns will work directly with seasoned BM&A business professionals on activities that ultimately impact agency decisions and operations such as:

  • Developing negotiation positions and/or negotiating multimillion dollar contracts
  • Preparing the agency’s annual budget
  • Acquiring products and services from industry partners
  • Providing financial support in execution of the agency’s budget and for major acquisition programs
  • Analyzing financial, performance and requirements data for business decision making

Specific skills obtained may include:

  • Gaining knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Government planning, programming, budgeting and execution
  • Preparing and processing contractual agreements
  • Using agency business IT systems and tools
  • Gaining a working knowledge of the agency’s acquisition processes
  • Learning fundamentals of cost and price analysis of proposals
  • Using financial principles to identify trends in data

To be considered for BM&A, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Office of Reasonable Accommodation and Accessibility Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Counseling (Other), Psychology

The NSA Office of Reasonable Accommodations and Accessibility Intern Program has several intense and exciting 12-week internships open to select master’s and bachelor-level sign language interpreting and counseling/psychology students.

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Interns will gain practical experience within workplace accommodations and will gain a broad understanding of the reasonable accommodation process and implementation by working alongside experienced sign language interpreters and reasonable accommodation experts.

Specific skills obtained for the Reasonable Accommodation Case Manager Intern position include:

  • Gaining sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the reasonable accommodation process, from initial request for accommodations through implementation of the approved accommodations
  • Collaboration skills by working directly with employees, management and resources available at NSA
  • Enhancement of ADA and section 504 and 508 knowledge and compliance requirements
  • Enhancement of counseling skills to aid employees and managers in the accommodation process
  • Training/presentation skills by facilitating briefings on working with persons with disabilities for various offices and staff at NSA.

Specific skills obtained for the Sign Language Interpreter Intern position include:

  • Gaining sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of interpreting and managing communication within highly technical and dynamic work environments
  • Collaboration skills by working directly with employees, management and resources available at NSA
  • Enhanced understanding of NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct and how it applies in the workplace setting
  • Develop professional/personal skills that enable a skillful navigation through the diverse interpreting needs presented by the NSA community

To be considered, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

The Office of the Inspector General Summer Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Accounting, Information Techonology, Cybersecurity

Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide innovative professional work experiences that are significant and meaningful to your career and academic goals, enable you to explore the fascinating and unique world of intelligence, and give you the opportunity to serve your country?

Look no further that the NSA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Audit Division.

NSA’s OIG Audit Division Summer Intern Program offers the opportunity for training and experience in auditing multiple disciplines (e.g. program performance, cybersecurity and financial statements). The OIG offers full-time paid internships for undergraduate and master’s degree students each year. It is a 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate-level students a wide variety of opportunities to be agents for change, analyze operations for efficiency and effectiveness and deliver results to our customers to reduce program costs and provide value to NSA and the U.S. taxpayer.

You will receive training and be part of the audit team from day one. You will be assigned a supervisor and sponsor to help you quickly learn and acclimate. During your first few days on the team, you will participate in an overview to become familiar with various business functions at NSA and within the Intelligence Community (IC). Throughout the 12-week period, you will have the opportunity to work on IG audits that provide meaningful recommendations for programmatic change within the agency and influence the direction of the IC and DoD.

The NSA/CSS core missions are to protect U.S. national security systems and to produce foreign signals intelligence information. In 1961, the NSA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) permanently instituted the IG function. The NSA OIG has the authority to conduct inspections, audits, investigations, special inquiries and other reviews of programs and operations at NSA/CSS.

As an NSA summer intern, you will work within an audit team evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of NSA programs. The specific audit responsibilities include:

  • Assess and evaluate internal controls within the context of the audit objective;
  • Identify and evaluate criteria to measure performance and evaluate compliance;
  • Conduct interviews within the context of an audit or evaluation;
  • Gather and analyze audit evidence and compare observed results to specified requirements in the criteria;
  • Identify problems and develop recommendations to improve the agency’s efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Write work papers and reports outlining results and findings from audits and evaluations

To be considered for the OIG program, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

NSA Colorado College Summer Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Engineering (other), Mathematics, Cybersecurity, Political Science/Global Studies, Criminology/Criminal Justice, English, History

The Colorado Summer Internship Program is a 12-week internship for high-potential, full-time college students.

This program offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience while building knowledge and skills in fundamental aspects of the NSA mission. Internship positions are offered in multiple mission areas requiring a range of competencies to include but not limited to computer science, programming and engineering.

There are two positions offered for the NSA Colorado Summer Internship (NSAC):

Software Engineer Internship positions:

  • Analyze user/customer requirements related to software and/or software system design
  • Build software prototypes
  • Design, develop and debug software applications
  • Troubleshoot and debug computer code

Target Analyst Internship positions:

  • Conduct analysis of metadata
  • Conduct target analysis
  • Conduct target research

To be considered, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

NSA Hawaii Technical Summer Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Engineering (Other), Mathematics

The NSA Hawaii Technical Summer Intern Program is a 12-week internship for high potential, full-time college students.

Internships are offered in multiple mission areas requiring a range of competencies, including computer science, programming, engineering and analysis.

As a participant, you will gain hands-on work experience while building knowledge and skills in fundamental aspect of the NSA mission. Plus, this position is in Hawaii, so you will spend your summer in a tropical paradise unlike anything you can find stateside.

Candidates with the following will be a perfect fit:

  • Knowledge or experience with software design and development. Familiarity with software engineering processes and practices is beneficial.
  • Experience of familiarity with one or more of the following is recommended: object-oriented programming; Linux and Windows operating systems; languages: Java, JavaScript libraries (Ext JS, Angular, etc.), C++, Python, SQL and NoSQL based Data Stores; client/server applications development; agile development methods
  • Experience with project management
  • Knowledge or experience in system administration, network administration and/or requirements analysis

The ideal candidates will be self-motivated and possess the interpersonal skills necessary for teamwork and collaboration. Strong research skills are essential.

To be considered, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

NSA Georgia Summer Internship Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Engineering (other), Cybersecurity

How would you like to spend your summer developing technological solutions that contribute to the security of our nation?

Does the prospect of applying your skills to the NSA/CSS mission spark your interest? If so, then join a team of highly skilled, motivated and passionate professionals who lead the cryptologic enterprise and are ready for the changes in our environment.

The NSA Georgia Summer Internship offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience while building knowledge and skills in fundamental aspects of the NSA mission. Take charge of your professional development and experience a once-in-a-lifetime internship opportunity.

NSA Georgia sponsors a variety of internships for college students of all levels. We accept internship applications for the following areas:

  • Science & Technology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Intelligence and Security
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Technolog

To be considered, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

NSA Texas Summer Intern Program

Applies To

Agency: NSA
Education: Undergraduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Engineering (other), Mathematics

The Texas Summer Intern Program is a 12-week internship for high-potential, full-time college students.

Ideally, candidates with the following knowledge/skills/abilities will fit well into various internship positions at NSA Texas.

  • Knowledge of modern telecommunications and information systems technologies to include one or more of the following: router/firewall/proxy administration, Microsoft Windows internals, Unix/Linux internals and network security implementation & practices.
  • Knowledge/experience with software design and development. Familiarity with software engineering processes/practices is a plus. The ability to assimilate new concepts and technologies quickly and follow development methodologies is critical.
  • Experience or familiarity with one or more of the following is recommended: object-oriented programming; Wiki or other collaborative technologies; operating systems: Windows, Linux, CentOS; languages: MEAN (MySQL-MongoDB/Express/Angular/Node), Java, PHP, Javascript, Python, C++, SQL; client/server applications development; agile development methods.
  • Prior experience in the following areas is highly desirable, but not required: Basic TCP/IP networking (including subnetting and routing), computer and networking system installations hardware and software, system troubleshooting, hardware repair, operating system provisioning, and operating system troubleshooting.
  • Highly desired skills and experience include: Active Directory, VMware vSphere Architecture, Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp, Windows/Redhat Enterprise Linux, Solarwinds/Network Node Manager and Cisco switching/routing concepts. Additionally, experience with storage management and technologies such as FiberChannel, iSCSI, NFS/CIFS, NetApp, EMC, and IBM arrays are favorable.

To be considered, please email the following documentation to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov along with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Louis Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (DIA)

Applies To

Agency: DIA
Education: High School
Opportunity: Scholarship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering

This highly competitive program targets high-achieving, committed secondary school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores interested in a career in public service. The program offers scholarship awardees tuition assistance to accredited colleges and universities, challenging summer work and a guaranteed position in their field of study upon graduation. Students will attend classes full-time during the academic year and work at DIA during the summer in positions related to their course of study. While in school, students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) for each semester/quarter.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Participants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a university or college located near a DIA facility or Combatant Command.
  • Participants must have already completed 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the start of the internship. All scholarship awardees must maintain a minimum cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or above, and 3.0 for college freshmen and sophomores at the time of application.
  • Participants that are applying as secondary school seniors must achieve a minimum SAT score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portion and a minimum of 500 on the writing portion OR a minimum ACT composite score of 21.
  • Scholarship awardees must demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in extracurricular student activities, a high degree of civic involvement, volunteer work, or part-time employment.
  • Participants must have financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling of $70,000 for a family of four and $80,000 for a family of five or more.
  • The applicant and all immediate family members must have US citizenship. Please be aware that security clearances cannot be granted to applicants who hold dual citizenship.
  • All finalists must pass a drug screening test and initial and periodic counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph tests. Please note that the security clearance processing and drug screening test cannot be conducted while the applicant is overseas.
  • Finalists may be asked to take part in an interview (either in person or over the telephone) and/or written exercise.
  • Participants must be currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program which is primarily focused on skills deemed critical to DIA such as:
    • Foreign area studies
    • Computer science
    • Business administration
    • Human resources
    • Public administration
    • International relations
    • Legal
    • Political science
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Toxicology
    • Engineering
    • Intelligence analysis

Application Procedures

Application process for high school seniors:

  • Applications are to be reviewed by the applicant’s high school guidance office (prior to online submission) and must include:
    • High school transcript (9th-11th grade) and a list of senior year scheduled classes
    • Scholastics Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) results
    • Gender, Ethnicity, Race and Disability Self-Identification (DIA Form 418A) form available on the DIA website
    • Resume, including extracurricular activities during high school (awards, leadership roles, etc.), volunteer work, or part-time employment, etc.
    • Essay explaining why participant wishes to pursue a particular field of study and illustrate leadership ability
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or a copy of last year’s income tax return or parent(s) or guardian

If any items listed above are not received, the package will not be considered.

Application process for college freshmen and sophomore students:

  • Applications are to be submitted online and include:
    • A complete transcript and a list of courses to be taken the next semester
    • Resume detailing extracurricular activities, volunteer work and any work experience
    • One signed letter of recommendation from a college professor or employer
    • Essay explaining why the applicant is pursuing a particular area of study, and how the applicant has displayed leadership ability

Application Submission Instructions

  • Applications will only be accepted online at https://diajobs.dia.mil. Click on "View Vacancy Announcements & Apply for DIA jobs" then click "no" when it asks if you are a current DIA employee.
  • Click on the link to view job postings, then place a check next to "Louis Stokes Educational Scholarship Program." Click Apply. Please submit only the information requested.

Benefits

  • Tuition and required fees (limited to $18,000 per year) toward a four-year degree program at an accredited college or university selected by the student and endorsed by the Agency
  • Reimbursement for books and needed supplies
  • An annual salary (paid bi-weekly) to cover college room, board and other personal expenses
  • Full-time employment in a job related to their academic major during the summer vacation while in college
  • Full benefits including health insurance, life insurance and retirement
  • Guaranteed position at DIA after graduation appropriate to their skills and abilities

For additional information contact the Human Resources Operations Center at 202-231-4762. For additional information about DIA, please visit our website at http://www.dia.mil.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be considered without regard to non-merit factors, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, handicap, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous service may apply.


DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis Internships

Applies To

Agency: Dept. of Homeland Security I&A
Education: Undergraduate, Graduate
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field: Accounting, Business, Communications, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Criminology/Criminal Justice, Data Science, Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity, Economics, Engineering (other), English, Finance, Global Studies, History, Human Resources, Intelligence Studies, International Affairs, Law/Criminal Justice, Logistics, Marketing, Mathematics, National/Homeland Security, Political Science/Global Studies, Psychology, Regional Studies, Security Studies, Social Sciences, Statistics

Students can prepare for careers as intelligence professionals by working as interns in the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Interns support these mission areas:

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Intelligence Analysis

Includes analysis of issues related to terrorism, cybersecurity, economic security and transnational organized crime.

Intelligence Operations

Includes open source collection, document and media exploitation, counterintelligence operations and the 24/7 Operations Center.

Mission Readiness

Includes budget and finance, human resources, program management, security, strategic planning and policy development.

Information Technology and Data Science

Includes information assurance/IT security, IT engineering, data science and visualization, and programming and development.

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NRO Cadre Undergraduate and Graduate Student Internship Program

Applies To

Agency: NRO
Education: Associates
Opportunity: Internship
Academic Field:

The NRO Cadre Internship Program is a paid, 10-week program from June-August. There may be opportunities to work over winter break and to return during subsequent summers based on mission requirements, continued eligibility, and student's availability.

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Applicants Must:

  • Have a minimum 3.2/4.0 GPA and be enrolled in a full-time degree program at an accredited college/university
  • Be able to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance (complete with background investigation and polygraph)

Application Process:

View the intern job postings and apply at USAJOBS under NRO. Applications will be accepted in the Spring for the internships the following Summer. Selected applicants will receive either a Tentative Job Offer or Conditional Offer of Employment. A Tentative Job Offer states that we intend to hire you for a specific position you applied to providing you meet the conditions of employment such as a favorable security screening, background investigation, polygraph examination, and drug testing. A Conditional Job Offer has indicated you qualify for multiple positions and is conditional on your assignment to one of the available positions in addition to security screening, background investigation, and drug testing requirements

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