Sep 29, 2020

Gifted and Talented Program

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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 year. - Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher is preferred - Must have scored at least 1200 on the SAT or 25 on the ACT ***Due to COVID: In lieu of SAT/ACT test scores & AP/IB exam scores:High school Transcripts must show a minimum of 1 Physics or Calculus course, and a combination of 2 courses (minimum) of either Computer Science, Computer Programming or Engineering.*** - Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of hire

Salaries for all G&T students are set at a GG 02/01. The annual, full-time salary for this grade level is $28,672. Receive annual leave, sick leave and paid federal holidays. If accepted into the program students are to work full time 40 hours per week for 10 - 12 weeks during the summer months following their senior year of high school.

Online applications must be submitted and hard copy materials postmarked by 31 October 2020. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packages, will not be considered. IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume by completing the online resume builder. Students must also mail the following: 1) Resume 2) Two Teacher Recommendations from a Physics, Calculus, Computer Science or Engineering teacher (no more than one type-written page by each). 3) Official transcript from High School (inclusive of the final 11th grade year) 4) Verification of SAT or ACT Scores, if available. (at least 1200 on SAT/25 on the ACT) ***Due to COVID: In Lieu of SAT/ACT test scores& AP/IB exam scores:High school Transcripts must show a minimum of 1 Physics or Calculus course, and a combination of 2 courses (minimum) of either Computer Science, Computer Programming or Engineering.*** 5) A one-page type written response to 'Why am I interested in STEM?' Submit to: National Security Agency Office of Recruitment 9800 Savage Road Ft. George Meade, MD 20755-6779 Attn: A334, G&T Program If you would like additional information about the Gifted and Talented Program, please contact us at the address above or call 1-866-NSA-HIRE. ***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 may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.