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National Security Agency Internship

National Security Agency Internship

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service is America’s cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. government information systems and produce foreign signals intelligence info

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Prepare Yourself for a Successful Future!

See below for the full spectrum of National Security Agency Internship Opportunities:

-Director’s Summer Program (DSP)

-Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP)

-Installation & Logistics (I&L) Intern Program

-Intelligence Analysis Summer Program

-Mathematics Summer Employment Program (MSEP)

-Information Assurance Summer Intern Program (IA/SIP)

-Cryptologic Access Summer Intern Program (CAP)

-Summer Language Program

-Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT)

-Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP)

DIRECTOR’S SUMMER PROGRAM (DSP)

The Director’s Summer Program (DSP) is a highly competitive program that seeks to reach the Nation’s most outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer, we invite 24 exceptional students to put their problem-solving skills to the test in mathematics, cryptology, and communications technology. These problems often involve applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, computer science, and analysis.

Introductory lectures on modern cryptologic mathematics are given at the beginning of the summer, as well as a presentation of the current operational problems at NSA. Each student chooses one or two problems as the focus of his or her research. Throughout the summer, students are expected to document their work in technical papers, which are internally published at NSA.

Application Deadline


Applications are accepted August 1st – October 15th of each year.

About the Program


The Director’s Summer Program runs from the end of May through the middle of August and is open to students majoring in Mathematics. Computer Science majors with either a minor in math or a strong math curriculum may also apply. These programs afford the opportunity to "earn while you learn" by providing hands-on experience during a 12-week paid work assignment. Assignments are based on the student’s experience and academic status. These intense 12-week programs give the brightest math students in America’s colleges and universities the chance to put their problem-solving skills to the test and receive valuable work experience at the same time. Students participating in the programs have the opportunity to learn and develop cryptomathematical theory and to apply the theory to operational problems.

Salary


Students are paid a salary commensurate with their education level.

Benefits

  • Receive annual and sick leave, Federal holidays
  • Participation in Agency-wide extracurricular programs
  • Those who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Fort Meade, MD are eligible for a round trip airline ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government issued airline ticket.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

How to Apply


Applications must be received by October 15th. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link and select "View Job Posting/Apply for Job". Under "Student Programs" select "College Summer Programs" and click on the "Search" button. Add "Director’s Summer Program" to your "Job Basket" and click on "Apply for Jobs in Basket". Follow directions as prompted.

To be considered for any of the summer math programs, you must submit a complete application packet that includes:

  • A resume
  • At LEAST two teacher recommendations from faculty members familiar with your technical work
  • ALL official college transcripts through current academic year

Submit your application package to:


National Security Agency
Attn: R1 (DSP/MSEP/GMP)

9800 Savage Road, Suite 6515
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6515

You may also fax your application materials to (301) 688-0689 or e-mail them to math@NSA.gov.

For additional information about our summer math programs, call (301) 688-0983.

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please mail or e-mail your teachers’ recommendations and official transcripts separately.




 GRADUATE MATHEMATICS PROGRAM (GMP

In our Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP) you’ll collaborate with top mathematicians in the country, solving problems critical to the success of our missions. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and develop cryptomathematical theory and to apply the theory to operational problems.

Application Deadline


Applications are accepted August 1st – October 15th of each year.

About the Program
The Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP) is a highly competitive program for exceptional graduate mathematics students. It is a 12-week paid work assignment that runs from the end of May through the middle of August. This program provides students with the opportunity to work directly with NSA mathematicians on missions-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA mathematics community first hand.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a mathematical graduate program where he or she has demonstrated superior mathematical aptitude and problem-solving skills. Evidence of successful work on an independent project in pure or applied mathematics or computer science is desirable. Applicants may be at any stage in their graduate careers and working, or intending to work, in any area of mathematics. Computer programming experience, especially C or C++, is desirable. State-of-the-art computing resources are available to GMP participants, as well as computational software packages, such as MATHEMATICA, MATHLAB, MAGMA, MAPLE, and SPLUS.

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

Benefits

  • Receive annual and sick leave, Federal holidays
  • Participation in Agency-wide extracurricular programs
  • Those who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Fort Meade, MD are eligible for a round trip airline ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government issued airline ticket.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above

How to Apply
Applications must be received by October 15th. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link and select "View Job Posting/Apply for Job". Under "Student Programs" select "College Summer Programs" and click on the "Search" button. Add "Graduate Mathematics Program" to your "Job Basket" and click on "Apply for Jobs in Basket". Follow directions as prompted.

To be considered for any of the summer math programs, you must submit a complete application packet that includes:

  • A resume
  • At LEAST two teacher recommendations from faculty members familiar with your technical work
  • ALL official college transcripts through current academic year

Submit your application package to:
National Security Agency
Attn: R1 (DSP/MSEP/GMP)
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6515
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6515

You may also fax your application materials to (301) 688-0689 or e-mail them to math@NSA.gov. For additional information about our summer math programs, call (301) 688-0983.

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please mail or e-mail your teachers’ recommendations and official transcripts separately.




 INSTALLATION & LOGISTICS INTERN PROGRAM (I&L)  

The Installation & Logistics (I&L) Intern Programs are the National Security Agency’s newest programs for careers in the Installation and Logistics fields. These programs provide an opportunity for individuals pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Project Management to gain valuable work-related experience in a government setting.

Application Deadlines


Applications are accepted August 1st – October 15th of each year.

About the Program
As an I&L Intern, you will be hired on a Temporary Appointment for a term no more than 12 weeks following the beginning of the internship. The program will consist of direct involvement with selected NSA Facilities construction/renovation projects from design through construction, commissioning, activation and occupancy. You will also be involved in ensuring that projects run according to schedule, are cost effective, and meet customer objectives.

Salary
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Salaries for associate degree students start at the GS-06 level. Salaries for bachelor’s degree students start at the GS-07 level.

Benefits

  • Receive annual and sick leave, Federal holidays
  • Students who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Fort 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.
  • Housing accommodations can be arranged upon request.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be a college student majoring in Construction Management, Supply Line Management, or related Facilities/Logistics field
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Eligible to obtain a high-level security clearance
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online before October 15th. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link and select "View Job Posting/Apply for Job". Under "Student Programs" select "College Summer Programs" and click on the "Search" button. Add "I and L Seasonal Intern Program" to your "Job Basket" and click on "Apply for Jobs in Basket". Follow directions as prompted.

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please e-mail transcripts to ljmcwee@nsa.gov.




 INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS SUMMER PROGRAM  

NSA’s Intelligence Analysis Summer Program offers rising college seniors the opportunity to receive training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline that involves research, analysis, and the presentation of findings that enable us to provide the fullest possible Signals Intelligence picture to U.S. policymakers, military commanders, and other Intelligence Community members.

Application Deadline


Applications are accepted August 1st – October 15th of each year.

About the Program
The Intelligence Analysis Summer Program is an intensive 12-week program intended for students entering their final year of an undergraduate degree program. The program consists of formal classroom instruction, workshops, and on- and off- site facilities tours, which are designed to build knowledge and skills about NSA, the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) process, and the U.S. Intelligence Community. This training is combined with an apprenticeship with senior NSA analysts for intensive, in-depth development work on exploiting communications for vital strategic intelligence targets and preparing intelligence reports.

Training is received in using the latest analytic techniques and methodologies, conducting extensive independent research through numerous databases, organizing results into reports and spreadsheets, and preparing and delivering a final project report to the relevant SIGINT organization.

Specific skills gained include:

  • Understanding modern digital communications
  • Administering and analyzing networks
  • Developing background on targets
  • Operating both Windows NT and SUN Solaris (UNIX) computer systems
  • Extensive query language experience (e.g. Boolean logic) with various classified and unclassified databases
  • Understanding the structure and processes of NSA and the U.S. Intelligence Community
  • Conducting independent research and coordinating results with numerous Intelligence Analysts and Linguists across NSA’s product line organizations
  • Preparing intelligence reports responding to national level customer requirements

Salary
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits

  • Receive annual and sick leave, Federal holidays
  • Participation in Agency-wide extracurricular programs
  • Those who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Fort Meade, MD are eligible for a round trip airline ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government issued airline ticket.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be majoring in one of the following areas:
    • Political Science
    • International Affairs
    • Intelligence/Security Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Regional Studies
  • Minor in Computer Science, Computer Networks, or telecommunications is helpful but not required
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • Applicant must be available for the entire length of the program (May 27 – August 15, 2008)

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online on or before October 15 during the fall of the applicant’s junior year. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link and select "View Job Posting/Apply for Job". Under "Student Programs" select "College Summer Programs" and click on the "Search" button. Add "IA Summer Intern Program" to your "Job Basket" and click on "Apply for Jobs in Basket". Follow directions as prompted.

To be considered for the Intelligence Analysis Summer Program, you must submit a complete application packet that includes:

  • A resume
  • Official transcripts*

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please e-mail transcripts to ljmcwee@nsa.gov.

* Grades must be submitted for at least the first three semesters before a final decision can be made. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for application purposes to verify GPA. Official transcripts will be required prior to an official employment offer.




 MATHEMATICS SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (MSEP)  

The Mathematics Summer Employment Program (MSEP) is open to undergraduate students majoring in mathematics. As an MSEP participant, you will develop a deep understanding of the vital role that mathematics plays in assisting NSA tackle a diverse set of technical challenges. You’ll also experience firsthand the excitement of working on mathematics problems of national importance. If you possess imagination, initiative, and intellectual curiosity, apply for the MSEP.

Application Deadline


Applications are accepted August 1st – October 15th of each year.

About the Program


The Mathematics Summer Employment Program runs from the end of May through the middle of August and is open to students majoring in Mathematics. Computer Science majors with either a minor in math or a strong math curriculum may also apply. These programs afford the opportunity to "earn while you learn" by providing hands-on experience during a 12-week paid work assignment. Assignments are based on the student’s experience and academic status. These intense 12-week programs give the brightest math students in America’s colleges and universities the chance to put their problem-solving skills to the test and receive valuable work experience at the same time. Students participating in the programs have the opportunity to learn and develop cryptomathematical theory and to apply the theory to operational problems.

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

Benefits

  • Receive annual and sick leave, Federal holidays
  • Participation in Agency-wide extracurricular programs
  • Those who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Fort Meade, MD are eligible for a round trip airline ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government issued airline ticket.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above

How to Apply
Applications must be received by October 15th. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link and select "View Job Posting/Apply for Job". Under "Student Programs" select "College Summer Programs" and click on the "Search" button. Add "Math Summer Employment Program" to your "Job Basket" and click on "Apply for Jobs in Basket". Follow directions as prompted.

To be considered for any of the summer math programs, you must submit a complete application packet that includes:

  • A resume
  • At LEAST two teacher recommendations from faculty members familiar with your technical work
  • ALL official college transcripts through current academic year

Submit your application package to:
National Security Agency
Attn: R1 (DSP/MSEP/GMP)
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6515
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6515

You may also fax your application materials to (301) 688-0689 or e-mail them to math@NSA.gov.

For additional information about our summer math programs, call (301) 688-0983.

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please mail or e-mail your teachers’ recommendations and official transcripts separately.




 INFORMATION ASSURANCE SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM (IA/SIP)  

Working at NSA as a Summer Intern provides an opportunity for you to earn while you learn in the field of Information Assurance (IA). You will be involved in information operations that protect and defend the Nation’s top-secret information and information systems, as well as providing for restoration of information systems by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities.

Application Deadline


Applications are accepted between August 1st and October 15th.

About the Program


The Information Assurance Summer Intern Program (IA/SIP) is a full time 12-week program open to select college upperclassman and graduate students who are concentrating their studies in the disciplines of Information Assurance. To participate in this program, the student 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:

  • System/network administration and operations
  • Systems security engineering
  • Information assurance systems and product acquisition
  • Cryptography
  • Threat and vulnerability assessment, including risk management
  • Web security
  • The operations of computer emergency response teams
  • Information assurance training, education, and management
  • Computer forensics
  • Defensive information operations

Students Must Major in one of the following Academic Disciplines (with concentration in IA):

  • Mathematics
  • Biometrics
  • Physics (limited positions)
  • Computer/Electrical Engineering (limited internships with Optics experience)
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Support
  • Database Administration
  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Information Security (Assurance)
  • Business Management/Administration

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be a college junior or have at least college junior status
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance

Salary
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits

  • Receive annual and sick leave, Federal holidays
  • Participation in Agency-wide extracurricular programs
  • Those who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Fort Meade, MD are eligible for a round trip airline ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government issued airline ticket.

How to Apply


Applications must be submitted online on or before October 15th. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link and select "View Job Posting/Apply for Job." Under "Student Programs" select "College Summer Programs" and click on the "Search" button. Add "Info Assurance Intern Program" to your "Job Basket" and click on "Apply for Jobs in Basket." Follow directions as prompted.

Note: You may be required to submit an official transcript and a course listing.




 CRYPTOLOGIC ACCESS SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM (CAP)  

If you are interested in learning about how NSA participates in the Global War on Terrorism through a wide variety of collection capabilities, then you are beginning to touch the world of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT).

The CAP brings college students into the SIGINT world for internships during the summers after their freshman, sophomore, and junior years. This program permits such students to actively participate in on-going SIGINT Collection operations to satisfy national intelligence needs. As a CAP Intern, you will work directly under the guidance of veteran SIGINT Collection professionals managing specific collection operations; participate in at least one Temporary Duty (TDY) trip to a remote SIGINT collection site; and work with a senior Mentor to develop career aspirations in a Cryptologic Access arena.

(CAP Interns will be hired on a Temporary Appointment for a term no more than 12 weeks following the beginning of the Internship. A second application is required to participate in the program for two consecutive summers during the intern’s undergraduate career.)

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted August 1st – October 15th each year.

Salary
Interns are paid a competitive salary commensurate with experience and education.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a college freshman, sophomore, or junior
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • Must have reliable transportation for getting to and from work
  • Prior military experience beneficial, but not required
  • Students majoring in technical fields such as Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or Telecommunications are preferred; however, applicants from any academic background who have the ability to think critically and communicate well orally and in writing will be considered

Benefits

  • Receive annual and sick leave, as well as paid Federal holidays
  • Students who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Fort 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
  • Housing accommodations can be arranged upon request

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online on or before October 15th. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link and select "View Job Posting/Apply for Job". Under "Student Programs" select "College Summer Programs" and click on the "Search" button. Add "CAP Intern Program" to your "Job Basket" and click on "Apply for Jobs in Basket". Follow directions as prompted.

To be considered for the Cryptologic Access Summer Intern Program, you must submit a complete application packet that includes:

  • A resume
  • Official transcripts

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please e-mail transcripts to ljmcwee@nsa.gov, indicating the program you are applying for.




 SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAM  

NSA offers foreign language students the opportunity to sharpen their language skills in reading and listening to a professional level. As an apprentice to senior NSA language analysts, you’ll gain intensive experience exploiting communications for vital intelligence missions. You’ll also have the unique opportunity for multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary growth in analytical skills.

The Summer Language Program is currently hiring students studying Arabic, Chinese, and Persian Farsi.

Application Deadline


Applications are accepted August 1st – October 15th of each year.

About the Program


The summer language program is a flexible two-year summer language program that lasts 12 weeks each summer. It is intended for language students who have taken at least one language course per semester. The program begins the summer after your sophomore year and, if mutually agreeable, continues during the following summer after your junior year. At the end of your second summer, a conditional job offer may be given for you to join NSA after graduation.

The first summer for each student includes:

  • A language proficiency level assessment
  • A language mentor assigned from NSA’s Language Analysis team
  • Up to six weeks of tailored language training
  • Relevant job-specific briefings
  • Up to six weeks of job-specific and language-related training The second summer focuses more on the actual work and includes:
  • A language proficiency level reassessment
  • The same language mentor, if possible, or another as appropriate
  • Up to four weeks of tailored language training
  • Up to eight weeks of hands-on operational experience

Salary
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits

  • Receive annual and sick leave, Federal holidays
  • Participation in Agency-wide extracurricular programs
  • Those who attend out-of-state schools 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.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have taken at least one language course per semester
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have at least 3.50 average in all language/area studies
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked on or before October 15th. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link and select "View Job Posting/Apply for Job". Under "Student Programs" select "College Summer Programs" and click on the "Search" button. Add "Summer Language Program" to your "Job Basket" and click on "Apply for Jobs in Basket". Follow directions as prompted.

To be considered for the summer language program, you must submit a complete application packet that includes:

  • A resume
  • Unofficial and official transcripts*

* Grades must be submitted for at least the first three semesters before a final decision can be made. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for application purposes to verify GPA. Official transcripts will be required prior to an official employment offer.

Submit your application package to:
Coordinator Summer Language Program
National Security Agency
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6779
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6779

Note: Because of the nature of this program we recommend that you apply early.

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please e-mail your unofficial transcripts to ljmcwee@nsa.gov.

For additional information, please call 1-866-NSA-HIRE (672-4473), and select Student Programs and then College Summer Programs from the phone menu options.




 SUMMER PROGRAM FOR OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY (SPORT)  

Spend your summer at NSA further developing your technical skills. As an apprentice to Operations Research and Modeling and Simulation Analysts at NSA, you’ll learn how to apply scientific and quantitative methods to develop innovative solutions to unconventional problems using state-of-the-art computer facilities.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted August 1st – October 15th of each year.

About the Program
The Summer Program for Operations Research Technology is a 12-week internship for graduate students enrolled in an M.S. or Ph.D. program who have experience with computer programming languages. The goal of this program is to offer top graduate students, who have highly developed operations research skills, an opportunity to apply their knowledge in the professional atmosphere of one of the most advanced intelligence settings in the world.

Particular areas of technical interest include: Operations Research, Modeling and Simulation, Industrial Engineering, Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Probability and Statistics, and Management Science.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be enrolled in an M.S. or Ph.D. program and have the skills to do OR Modeling
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked on or before October 15th. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link and select "View Job Posting/Apply for Job". Under "Student Programs" select "College Summer Programs" and click on the "Search" button. Add "Summer Prg for Ops Research" to your "Job Basket" and click on "Apply for Jobs in Basket". Follow directions as prompted.

To be considered for the Summer Program for Operations Research Technology, you must submit a complete application packet that includes:

  • A resume
  • Official transcripts

Submit your application package to:
Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT)
National Security Agency
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6678
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6678


For further details, contact us at:
National Security Agency
Attn: Summer Coordinator
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6779
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6779



 COMPUTER SCIENCE INTERN PROGRAM (CSIP)  

In the Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP), you will gain first-hand experience in critical work at NSA, while making a valuable contribution to national security. And you’ll be earning a salary too!

As a CSIP intern, you will have the opportunity to apply your Computer Science skills to NSA hardware and software systems.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted August 1st – October 15th each year.

About the Program
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. Interns are assigned to projects that contribute to NSA’s mission. Projects culminate in a short presentation and technical paper. Areas of interest include:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Visualization
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information Extraction
  • Ontology/Taxonomy and Graphical Analysis
  • Information Query and Question Answering
  • Knowledge and Data Representation, Distillation and Sharing
  • Knowledge and Database Crawling
  • Software Agent Planning and Control
  • Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Machine Translation (Speech to Text, Language to Language)
  • Signal Processing
  • Architecture & Systems

Salary
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits

  • Receive annual and sick leave, Federal holidays
  • Students who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Fort 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.
  • Housing accommodations can be arranged upon request.
  • Participation in Agency-wide extracurricular programs

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be a college junior, senior or graduate student with at least one semester remaining
  • Must be a Computer Science major or closely related discipline
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online on or before October 15th. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packages, will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link and select "View Job Posting/Apply for Job". Under "Student Programs" select "College Summer Programs" and click on the "Search" button. Add "Computer Science Intern Program" to your "Job Basket" and click on "Apply for Jobs in Basket". Follow directions as prompted.

To be considered for CSIP, you must submit a complete application package that includes:

  • A resume*

*A well-written resume will include your contact information and current and past degree seeking programs with descriptions that include: major, GPA, attendance dates, anticipated graduation date, degree objective, lists of relevant courses taken, including the current semester’s course list, awards, honors, and recognitions, as well as any relevant experiences and projects.

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