National Security Agency


Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIP/IA) (43351633)
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland - United States
Posted: 11/20/2017

Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIP/IA)

Responsibilities Cyber Security, Network Security, Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Technology, Information Security/Systems, Computer Forensics, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Welding & Fabrication Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology In each of the disciplines, NSA ensures the participants will encounter continual challenges and satisfying learning experiences on the cutting edge of technology. Participants will work 12 weeks during the summer following their junior year. To participate in the program, the student MUST return to school for at least one semester following their internship. Qualifications - Must be a U.S. citizen - Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance - Prefer a GPA of 3.2 or higher - Must be enrolled in college and in junior year or have at least college junior status or in a graduate program with graduation in Fall 2018 or later - Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between the months of December 2017 and March 2018 Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule - 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 schools 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. - 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 NOT guaranteed. - Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main HQs campus. How To Apply - External 1. Apply Online - Applications must be submitted online at intelligencecareers.gov using our resume builder on or before November 15. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. (Please note that you cannot upload a resume in our resume builder application.) Transcripts and personal resumes must also be submitted after applying online. (Please see #2 for instructions.) Incomplete packages will not be considered. To submit the online application, you must use our resume builder application tool - you cannot upload a resume. For step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application, please refer to the application guide at intelligencecareers.gov/nsa, click Job Search/Apply, and look under the Need Help section. 2. Submit your transcripts and personal resume - To be considered for the SIPIA Intern Program, you must apply online as well as submit the following items in a single e-mail that includes both documents to Summer_Interns@nsa.gov. Incomplete packages will not be considered. - Transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted if legible) - Personal Resume (this is in addition to your online resume) **Please note: Applications are not complete, and offers will not be extended, without all requested documentation. If you apply to other programs, you MUST follow the instructions on each posting and send your requested documents to each program separately. Documents submitted for this application will NOT be shared outside of this program. Transcripts: Transcripts may be issued directly by the Registrar, or issued to you by the Registrar, then e-mailed with your application materials. Only originals via post, photocopies of originals via post, scanned copies of originals via email (PDF format only) will be accepted. If your Registrar is capable of directly sending electronic transcripts, please have them sent directly to you and then email the transcripts to Summer_SIPIA@nsa.gov as an attachment. Please do not send html transcripts accessible via a website or text versions thereof. If you have questions about the Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance, please contact us at the email address above or call 1-866-NSA-HIRE. You may also e-mail Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or call (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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