National Security Agency

Meet NSA online! Currently, NSA’s recruitment activities are being conducted exclusively online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NSA is providing students, recent graduates and experienced professionals with many opportunities to meet with us online – right now.

Visit NSA’s Virtual Recruiting Hub today at http://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa/nsavirtual.html to take advantage of upcoming interactive events. Chat with NSA recruiters and subject matter experts and learn about available career opportunities.

There is a place for you at NSA, where you will use your skills to keep the nation safe and secure. Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities!

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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 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...

National Security Agency United States
The National Security Agency's (NSA) Gifted and Talented (G&T) Language Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Language in Chinese and/or Russian. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in Foreign Language. This is a paid 12 week internship at NSA Utah in Draper Utah that runs from mid-May to mid-August following high school graduation. The National Security Agency's (NSA) Gifted and Talented (G&T) Language Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Language in Chinese and/or Russian. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in Foreign Language. This is a paid 12 week internship at NSA Utah in Draper, Utah that runs from mid-May to mid-August following high school graduation. - Must be a U.S. citizen - Must be eligible to be...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program-LANGUAGE The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently accepting applications from across the country for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program-Language. 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-Language 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 (Chinese or Russian language). If you are selected as a program participant, you are required to work in a foreign language program majoring in Russian or Chinese at NSA after...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program-STEM The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently accepting applications from across the country for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program-STEM. 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...

National Security Agency Honolulu, HI, USA
The National Security Agency's (NSA) Gifted and Talented (G&T) Language Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Language in Chinese. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in Foreign Language. This is a paid 12 week internship at NSA Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii that runs from mid-May to mid-August following high school graduation. The National Security Agency's (NSA) Gifted and Talented (G&T) Language Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Language in Chinese. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in Foreign Language. This is a paid 12 week internship at NSA Hawaii in Honolulu Hawaii that runs from mid-May to mid-August following high school graduation. - Must be a U.S. citizen - Must be eligible to be granted a security...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency's (NSA) Gifted and Talented (G&T) Language Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Language in Russian. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in Foreign Language. This is a paid 12 week internship at NSA Alaska in Anchorage Alaska that runs from mid-May to mid-August following high school graduation. The National Security Agency's (NSA) Gifted and Talented (G&T) Language Program is only open to high school seniors. The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Language in Russian. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in Foreign Language. This is a paid 12 week internship at NSA Alaska in Anchorage Alaska that runs from mid-May to mid-August following high school graduation. - Must be a U.S. citizen - Must be eligible to be granted a security...

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. Description of Position The Program Manager Development Program (PMDP) develops individuals who can successfully participate in and eventually lead current and future designated NSA/CSS programs in accordance with appropriate DoD and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) statutes, regulations, policies, and instructions governing Program Management. Historically, this function has been performed by Engineers, Computer Scientists, and other technically educated/trained personnel. The rapid advance of technology and its...

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. With the ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs STEM Technical Leaders to manage and direct technical projects, programs, research or workgroups. STEM Technical Leaders leverage their expertise from a variety of areas (e.g., computer science, systems engineering, infrastructure and logistics, among others) to effectively and efficiently deliver the products and services that protect the nation. STEM Technical Leaders are hired into positions supporting a broad range of specialized skills including serve as a...

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 of classified national security information. With the ever-increasing workforce and technology complexities to accommodate our workforce, NSA's Installation & Logistics organization needs motivated Fire Protection Engineers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. As a Fire Protection Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Prepare design and construction cost estimates. - Development of designs for new and renovated facilities. - Prepare...

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 or classified national security information. With the ever-increasing workforce and technology complexities to accommodate our workforce, NSA's Installation & Logistics organization needs motivated Electrical Engineers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. Additionally, the Installations & Logistics organization is seeking Electrical Engineers with a focus or specialty in control systems. Candidates with this specialty should be knowledgeable about...

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 NSA must maintain and develop a highly talented and diverse workforce. The CADP is a three-year development program. Participants participate in five (5) tours of duty in cryptanalytic offices, attend six (6) required courses, and choose at least three (3) elective courses. Program participants complete the CADP and are then placed in a technical mission office to use their cryptanalytic skills. Applicants are required to take an unproctored test which measures cognitive ability and motivation. Applicants will receive a link in a separate email with...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The NSA Story The National Security Agency (NSA) exists to obtain insight into foreign adversaries' plans and intentions and protect our U.S. cybersecurity interests. We provide national security insights and threat warnings to government decision-makers and eradicate cybersecurity threats. How You Can Contribute Do you love having a goal and plotting a course to reach it? Want to use your management skills to impact national security? Enjoy the idea of managing multi-million dollar acquisitions? Program managers at NSA oversee cost, schedule, and technical performance for acquisition programs, delivering positive foreign intelligence and cybersecurity outcomes for the nation. From managing funding invested in workforce training to overseeing development of the most innovative and classified technologies, program managers maximize the impact of every dollar by guiding programs to succeed. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The NSA Story The National Security Agency (NSA) exists to obtain insight into foreign adversaries' plans and intentions and protect our U.S. cybersecurity interests. We provide national security insights and threat warnings to government decision-makers and eradicate cybersecurity threats. How You Can Contribute Do you desire to do something bigger than yourself? Do you want your job to matter to you and to others? You can do that by providing the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission to protect our Nation. The increased complexity of supporting NSA's mission requires world class researchers, programmers, and developers who operate in teams in software engineering, information technology infrastructure, high performance computing, data science, architectures, cybersecurity, and networking in order to design and develop advanced tools, techniques, and systems. You can be part of that team! Given the pace of technologies and myriad of adversaries...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The NSA Story The National Security Agency (NSA) exists to obtain insight into foreign adversaries' plans and intentions and protect our U.S. cybersecurity interests. We provide national security insights and threat warnings to government decision-makers and eradicate cybersecurity threats. How You Can Contribute Do you love to negotiate a win-win, desire to impact national security, and enjoy the idea of overseeing multi-million dollar acquisitions? Contracting specialists at NSA acquire commercial goods and services that allow the agency to collect foreign intelligence and protect national security systems. From purchasing comfortable kennels for NSA's working dogs to acquiring the latest and greatest computer technology, contracting professionals are the only people authorized to buy goods and services on NSA's behalf. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: the safety and security of our nation and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Description of the Position The Program Manager Development Program (PMDP) develops technically educated individuals who can successfully participate in and eventually lead current and future designated NSA/CSS programs in accordance with appropriate DoD and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) statutes, regulations, policies, and instructions governing Program Management. Historically, this function has been performed by Engineers, Computer Scientists, and other technically educated/trained personnel. The rapid advance of technology and its accompanying effect on DoD program development and management has highlighted the need for Program Managers (PM) with broad backgrounds who can work in, communicate with, and move effectively between the acquisition and technological worlds. PMDP aims to develop future National Security Agency (NSA) key leaders by providing guidance and opportunities for professionally broadening experiences and career progression. This...

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 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 developers who operate in teams in areas such as software engineering, information technology infrastructure, high performance computing, data science, architectures, computer security, and networking in order to design and develop advanced tools, techniques, and systems. Digital Network Exploitation Analysts employ...

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. Do...

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 of classified national security information. Description of Position This unique assignment opportunity is immediately available for an individual who wants to apply their passion and knowledge of social and behavior science to improve conflict competence of employees and promote resolution of unproductive conflicts at the lowest level possible. The Office of Dispute Resolution and Grievances (DRG) serves as the Agency's authority for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The DRG takes a holistic approach to resolving conflict at its root causes following authority, policy, and...

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. With the ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs System Engineers to integrate systems and reduce the cost to operate and maintain systems. To meet these demands, the NSA hires and trains talented and highly motivated junior and senior systems engineers, electrical engineers, computer scientists, computer engineers, and other related professionals. We need our System Engineers to provide program oversight and implement Systems Engineering best practices across the organization in the NSA enterprise. The need to...

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 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 tools,...

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. Software/Hardware Project Managers deliver software and/or hardware products and services by determining needs, assessing and tracking system requirements and project statuses. They are responsible for identifying and tracking milestones, planning, allocating resources, and projecting and tracking costs and schedules. They articulate vital project statuses to senior leadership, decision makers, and stakeholders in the form of briefings and written reports. Description of the Position Software/Hardware Project Mangers play a vital role by:...