National Security Agency

Summer Language Program (41867068)
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland - United States
Posted: 11/19/2017

Summer Language Program

Responsibilities Summer Language Program Undergraduate and graduate students will learn to analyze foreign communications for vital intelligence missions by apprenticing with experienced language analysts. Geopolitical, cultural, and technical knowledge may be used to understand both overtly stated meaning and subtly implied intent as you scan, translate, and transcribe foreign communications, then report critical information to U.S. government customers. About The Program The Summer Language Program is a 12-week internship intended for high-potential full-time college upperclassmen 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 program may begin after your sophomore year, and if mutually agreeable, continue the summer after your junior year. Likewise, the program may begin the summer after your junior year and continue the summer between your senior year and your first year of graduate school. The program may also take place in the summers between years of graduate study. Participation during a second summer is encouraged but not required. At the end of your internship, an offer may be extended for you to join NSA in a full-time position after graduation. The 2018 Summer Language Program is hiring students with proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, and Russian. The languages may change from year to year based on the Agency's projected hiring needs. The Summer Language Program 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. Qualifications - Must be a U.S. citizen. - Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance. - Must have at least one semester or quarter of college study remaining at the conclusion of the summer internship. - Must have language proficiency in one of the advertised foreign languages. - A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred. - A 3.5 average GPA in language/area studies courses is preferred. - Must be available for an operational interview, language testing, and other applicable processing at some point between June 2017 and January 2018. Must be physically in the United States as of January 2018 in order to process. Students studying abroad during the spring 2018 semester cannot be processed. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Application Deadline Applications for the 2018 Summer Language Program are accepted 15 May - 15 Nov 2017. Salary Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level. Benefits and Housing Interns will receive the following benefits: - Annual leave, sick leave, and paid federal holidays. - Participation in agency-wide extracurricular programs. - Students may be eligible for transportation to and from school. - Subsidized housing accommodations may be available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main headquarters campus. NOTE: Daily transportation to and from work is not provided. Students participating in the program are encouraged to bring a vehicle. Carpooling with other interns MAY be available but is NOT guaranteed. How To Apply - External Clearance/Security Requirements Applicants will be processed for a security clearance and will be required to pass a psychological exam, lifestyle and counterintelligence polygraph, drug screening test, and complete a comprehensive history form that documents your foreign travel, educational background and employment history, among other areas. How to Apply Applications must be submitted online at on or before 15 November 2017. Applications received after the deadline and incomplete packets will not be considered. To submit a resume online during an open season: - Press on the 'Job Search/Apply' Tab at the top of the page. - Select 'National Security Agency.' - To apply, click the arrow next to the words, 'Ready to Apply?' - In the search box, type keywords 'Summer Language Program.' - Click on 'Search' and select 'Summer Language Program.' - Click 'Apply' and follow the directions as prompted. To be considered for the Summer Language Program, you must submit a complete application package that includes: - Unofficial transcripts - A list of your fall courses and proposed spring courses - Your on-line application. Be sure to complete the College Education portion of the application. If you do not yet have a degree, list your school and your projected graduation date. You may use the Other Professional Details section of the application to include any additional relevant information, such as language immersions, scholarships, interests, etc. IMPORTANT: The on-line application is a Build-A-Resume format that does not allow you to attach existing resumes or transcripts. Please email transcripts and the requested fall/spring course lists to Applications are not complete without the requested documentation. Questions If you have questions about the Summer Language Program, please email or you may also call 1-866-NSA-HIRE or (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 may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in signals intelligence and information assurance. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.

We have two primary missions. Our information assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our signals intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.

As the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are a world-class cyber center, the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as a national leader in foreign language analysis and research.

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