National Security Agency

Use your skills to make a difference! Visit NSA’s Virtual Recruiting hub today and learn how your education can help defend our nation’s security. This fall, NSA recruitment activities will be entirely conducted online, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

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Thank you for your interest in employment with the National Security Agency (NSA).

We are especially humbled given all that we, as part of a global community, are facing as we join with each other in the battle against COVID-19, the Coronavirus.

We will continue to accept and review applications, but processing times will take longer than usual during this time as we too are practicing vital social distancing and minimizing risk to the health of our team (which includes you).

So, apply, be patient, stay healthy and safe, and get ready for a journey like no other as we prepare for beyond COVID-19 and our Nation’s future.

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It’s Not Only What You Do, It’s Why You Do It

What's your expertise?

Is it a STEM field or business? Foreign language or intelligence analysis? Security or counterintelligence? Whatever your field, NSA has a position that combines your expertise with our mission: The safety and security of our families, our communities and our country.

NSA applies advanced technical concepts to create groundbreaking solutions for safeguarding U.S. information and collecting foreign signals.

Our employees expand the scope of their expertise through ongoing academic education, professional training and development, leadership opportunities and job mobility. We work in a dynamic culture that welcomes diversity and provides benefits that offer a better quality of life, both on the job and off. Learn more at IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA is home to one of the largest and most established in-house research organizations within the U.S. Intelligence Community, employing scientists with world-class skills in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity. As a world leader in science and technology, NSA's Research Directorate engages with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to advance core competencies, leverage work in overlapping disciplines, and solve some of the most challenging national security problems thought to be intractable by adversaries and commercial industry. Our scientific breakthroughs and cutting-edge solutions advance science and underpin every aspect of our foreign intelligence and cybersecurity missions. The NSA Research Directorate's Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) is seeking experienced physicists and quantum information scientists to help shape the future of quantum computing investments in the United States. LPS is a...
Sep 23, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Represent NSA to corporate America and maintain a presence in the executive boardrooms of major Information and Telecommunications (IT) technology partner companies. Build and manage an effective, coherent and dynamic Agency-level strategy to engage the IT industry. Develop long-term strategic and corporate views of industrial partnerships; provide expert independent advice and guidance to organizational managers on technical issues within an area of expertise; accomplish ad hoc research, reports and assignments relating to their area of expertise; maintain cognizance of equities relating to the Agency's core missions, represent both these equities in corporate strategies; maintain cognizance of the Agency's business plan; team with Intelligence Community partners, DoD, other federal agencies, and foreign partners on strategic goals with IT industry, to coordinate objectives, and advance missions and/or national interests. Corporate Alliance Manager responsibilities include: '...
Sep 23, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA is home to one of the largest and most established in-house research organizations within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), employing scientists with world-class skills in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity. We collaborate with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to advance core competencies, leverage work in overlapping disciplines, and solve some of the most challenging national security problems thought to be intractable by adversaries and commercial industry. NSA's Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) attracts top technical talent who not only solve the nation's urgent intelligence problems, but also invent what hasn't been invented and concentrate on what will be needed five, ten, fifteen years down the road. Through its partnership with the University of Maryland (UMD), LPS offers a unique environment where university, industry, and federal government scientists collaborate on research in...
Sep 23, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Serves in an official position of Defense Senior Executive Level Leader regardless of his/her organizational level. Assures that the Agency achieves its mission by developing its major programs, goals, and plans. Responsible for the overall success or failure of Agency programs and initiatives, and delegates program implementation tasks--the day-to-day or functional work activities--to mid-level managers. Considers Agency goals and performance strategically, by setting the Agency's overall direction via its strategic plans. As a result, often works with people and organizations outside his/her immediate organization--to include the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense at large--to defend controversial or critical long-range NSA plans. Provides authoritative advice, serves as NSA spokesperson, and is ultimately accountable for effective and efficient Agency operations and its compliance with policy (to include approving out-year budget documents). Exhibits...
Sep 23, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
(Please Do Not Apply Until You Have Read This Entire Job Advertisement) Would you like to spend next summer developing real-world technical solutions and/or working in an operational foreign intelligence collection-related assignment to acquire data critical to the security of our country? Does the prospect of applying your computer, technical, analytic, mathematical, engineering, data science, social science, communication, problem solving, and/or critical thinking skills to the National Security Agency's Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) mission intrigue you? Are you a currently enrolled college freshman, sophomore, junior or a senior intending to pursue a Master's degree in the same major as your undergraduate studies? If you answered -yes- to these questions, you could be one of the next Signals Intelligence Collection Program (SICP) summer interns in spring of 2021 directly supporting the United States Intelligence Community. About the Program NSA's SICP provides outstanding...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
About the Business Management & Acquisition (BM&A) Summer Internship 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 the National Security Agency (NSA). NSA's 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...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Cyber Summer Program (CSP) is the National Security Agency's (NSA) premier outreach effort to the very best undergraduate and graduate 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 computer science, engineering, mathematics, network security and information assurance plays in enabling the Agency to tackle a diverse set of technical challenges, - Encourage bright undergraduate computer science, engineering, mathematics, network security and...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
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. 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, Distillation, and Sharing - Knowledge and Database Crawling - Software Agent Planning and Control - Signal Processing - Architecture & Systems *Program may be subject to change* Join students from across the country and lend your knowledge to national security in one of NSA's over...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The United States has experienced profound changes that impact the way the National Security Agency (NSA) conducts its mission. The explosion of Internet communications has created a need for the Computer Network Operations (CNO) mission. This very important mission includes computer network defense and computer network exploitation. In order to carry out these functions NSA is looking for IT Security Professionals who are highly skilled, want to stay on the leading edge of technology and impassioned about ensuring the United States maintains a strategic edge...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency's (NSA) Gifted and Talented Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Engineering, Math and Science. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in the area of STEM. The Gifted and Talented Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Engineering, Math and Science. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in the area of STEM. This is a paid 12 week internship that runs from mid-May to mid-August following high school graduations. - Must be a U.S. citizen - Must be eligible for a security clearance - Must be a high school senior who will have completed at least an AP/IB Level Physics and Calculus course and either a Computer Science, Computer Programming or an Engineering course by completion of their Senior...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Honolulu, HI, USA
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM * Applications and resumes for the Cooperative Education Program are now being accepted online. Deadline to apply is 31 October 2020. Cooperative Education students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation's secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cyber Security (technical track), or Chinese-focused major. Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment, and advanced technologies. These areas will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning experiences, since our mission demands that we work on the cutting edge of technology. Computer Science majors explore high-tech opportunities such as object-oriented methodology, multimedia, data warehousing/data mining, design/analysis development of...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently accepting applications from across the country for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program. This tuition assistance program is looking for high school seniors, particularly minorities, who are interested in pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering. Selected participants in the Stokes Program receive an annual salary and receive up to $30,000 for tuition and mandatory educational fees per academic year. A position in the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program means you will attend classes full-time at the college of your choice in the U.S., and then work during the summer at NSA for a minimum of 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. If you are selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study at NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-a-half times your length of study. If you should leave...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM * Applications and resumes for the Cooperative Education Program are now being accepted online. Deadline to apply is 31 March 2020. Cooperative Education students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation's secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Cyber Security (technical track). Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment, and advanced technologies. These areas will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning experiences, since our mission demands that we work on the cutting edge of technology. Computer Science majors explore high-tech opportunities such as object-oriented methodology, multimedia, data warehousing/data mining, design/analysis development of software and systems,...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The United States has experienced profound changes that impact the way the National Security Agency (NSA) conducts its mission. The explosion of Internet communications has created a need for the Computer Network Operations (CNO) mission. This very important mission includes computer network defense and computer network exploitation. In order to carry out these functions NSA is looking for analysts who are highly skilled, want to stay on the leading edge of technology and impassioned about ensuring the United States maintains a strategic edge in cyberspace....
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
SALARY: Members of NSA's Police Force enjoy a starting salary of $57,658. The National Security Agency (NSA) has a current and ongoing requirement for personnel to serve as Full-time officers with the NSA Police on its complexes at Fort Meade, Maryland. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for these exciting and highly dynamic positions offering unlimited career growth, exceptional training, and the opportunity to serve your country as an employee of one of the most unique and respected Agencies in the Federal government. NSA Police Officers provide armed and uniformed security, force protection, and law enforcement functions in support of NSA's mission, assets, personnel, and facilities headquartered in and around Fort Meade. The NSA Police Force is an integral part of the NSA Associate Directorate for Security organization, which provides NSA worldwide counterintelligence, personnel, and facilities security support. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NSA POLICE...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Do you want to be at the forefront of this cyber fight, tackling the complex mission to defend against the threats of today and tomorrow? Are you ready to help secure our Nation's critical Infrastructure? If so, NSA is the place for you! Information System Security Professionals play a vital role in enabling security solutions by utilizing systems engineering and systems security engineering principles in: - defining information system security requirements and functionality - designing system architectures - developing security designs - assessing the...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Denver, CO, USA
HIGH SCHOOL WORK STUDY PROGRAM The National Security Agency's (NSA) High School Work Study (HSWS) Program application is open only to high school juniors who are enrolled in either Business or Technical Computer courses, and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored Work Experience Program during their senior year. **Program is subject to change** APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply, students must check with their High School Work Experience Coordinator to determine the school's application process as well as specific course requirements for their school. The High School Work Study (HSWS) Program is currently a highly competitive program designed for high school students who plan to participate in a paid part-time internship during their senior year. Students have the opportunity to gain work experience in business, computer, engineering, manufacturing, construction, graphic arts, Chinese language and Russian language. The program provides hands-on work experience from...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
HIGH SCHOOL WORK STUDY PROGRAM The National Security Agency's (NSA) High School Work Study (HSWS) Program application is open only to high school juniors who are enrolled in either Business or Technical Computer courses, and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored Work Experience Program during their senior year. **Program is subject to change** APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply, students must check with their High School Work-Based Learning Coordinator to determine the school's application process as well as specific course requirements for their school. The High School Work Study (HSWS) Program is currently a highly competitive program designed for high school students who plan to participate in a paid part-time internship during their senior year. Students have the opportunity to gain work experience in business, computer, engineering, manufacturing, construction, graphic arts, Chinese language and Russian language. The program provides hands-on work experience...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
HIGH SCHOOL WORK STUDY PROGRAM The National Security Agency's (NSA) High School Work Study (HSWS) Russian Program application is open only to high school juniors who have taken a higher level Russian course (Russian 4 or higher), and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored Work Experience Program during their senior year. **Program is subject to change** APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply, students must check with their High School Work Experience Coordinator to determine the school's application process as well as specific course requirements for their school. The High School Work Study (HSWS) Program is currently a highly competitive program designed for high school students who plan to participate in a paid part-time internship during their senior year. Students have the opportunity to gain work experience in business, computer, engineering, manufacturing, construction, graphic arts, Chinese language and Russian language. The program provides hands-on work...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The National Security Agency (NSA) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking superior Honors Program applicants who are interested in joining its elite team of lawyers who provide legal advice to the Agency as it carries out its missions. At NSA OGC, you will analyze cutting-edge technical and intelligence issues and will frequently provide legal advice that relates to high-profile current events affecting our national security. Attorneys working in NSA OGC apply their expertise, skills, and education to solve a variety of challenges not found...
Sep 21, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The need to maintain our core Computer Science group is vital to provide the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. The increased complexity of supporting NSA's mission requires world class researchers, programmers, and system and operations developers who collaborate in teams in areas such as software engineering, information technology infrastructure, high performance computing, data science, cloud and system architectures, computer security, and networking in order to design, develop, and implement advanced...
Sep 21, 2020