Oct 25, 2021

NSA Summer Internship - Language and Analysis

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide innovative 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? The NSA Summer Internship - Language and Analysis offers the opportunity for training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline. Specific skills obtained include: - Knowledge of the fundamental concepts 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, document results, and communicate findings to help satisfy customer requirements. - Skills in systematically applying logic, creativity and judgement to the evaluation and use of intelligence. NSA is also hiring in the area of foreign language analysis. Foreign language proficiency combined with a wide array of majors and minors will be considered for this program. The 2022 program is hiring students with proficiency in Chinese, Farsi and Russian. Individuals with skills in less common languages are also encouraged to apply. The languages may change from year to year based on the Agency's projected hiring needs. If you are familiar with NSA's individual internal programs, please apply to this advertisement if you are interested in the following internships: - Summer Language Program - Intelligence Analysis Summer Program - Signals Intelligence Collection Program (SICP) While the majority of positions available are at Ft. Meade, MD, we have available positions at our other U.S. sites: Hawaii, Colorado, Texas & Georgia. Please indicate in your online application if you are interested in any of these field sites.

Intelligence Analysis has the power to influence world affairs. The Intelligence Analysis mission encourages both independent and collaborative partnering (both within NSA and with other analysts in the Intelligence Community) while seeking creative solutions to analytical questions. Your skills in research, analysis, reporting, planning, and advising will ensure senior leaders are provided with time-sensitive cryptologic support for strategic and operational level planning across the full range of DoD and U.S. Government operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations. This wide array of skills helps protect U.S. government information systems and provides the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders.

To be accepted into the NSA Summer Internship - Language and Analysis, candidates must: - Be a U.S. citizen; - Be eligible to be granted a TS/SCI/TK security clearance after successfully completing a background investigation that includes passing a Full-Scope Polygraph and a Psychological Evaluation; - Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all college work completed; - Be a currently enrolled college student (undergraduate, graduate or doctorate program) at time of application. Those entering their final year of a degree program cannot be considered unless they are immediately entering graduate school in the Fall of 2022; - Be available and in the U.S. for operational and technical interviews and other applicable processing, both in-person and via telephone/internet, between the months of November 2021 and March 2022; - Be pursuing a major in International Affairs/Politics/Relations, Intelligence/Security Studies, and Regional Studies. Minors/Certificate programs in computer science, networking, technology, information assurance or telecommunications areas are highly sought. - For NSA's foreign language program, no specific major is required.

- Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level. - Receive annual leave, sick leave and paid federal holidays. - Participation in agency-wide extracurricular programs. - Students who attend school 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. Travel reimbursement will not be provided to our location in Hawaii. - Daily transportation to and from work is NOT provided. Students participating in the program are highly encouraged to bring a vehicle. Carpooling with other students MAY be available, but is NOT guaranteed. - Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA's main HQs campus. Housing accommodations are NOT provided for any of our field sites.

To apply for this position, please click the `Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the `Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***IMPORTANT: If you are interested in a specific internal program listed above, please indicate the name of the program(s) within the `Other Professional Details' or `Cover Letter' section of your profile. ***PLEASE NOTE: To be considered for our summer internships, your application package is not considered complete until the following items have been emailed to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov in addition to your online application. - Official transcript (unofficial will be accepted if legible) - At least two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty members or supervisors who can speak directly to your educational background - PDF copy of your current resume - Cover Letter (Optional) listing your interest in NSA's summer internships CONTACT INFORMATION: If you have any questions about NSA Summer Internships, please contact us at summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov or call us at 410-854-4726. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.