National Security Agency

Use your skills to make a difference! Visit NSA’s Virtual Recruiting hub today and learn how your education can help defend our nation’s security. This fall, NSA recruitment activities will be entirely conducted online, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

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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 Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA is home to one of the largest and most established in-house research organizations within the U.S. Intelligence Community, employing scientists with world-class skills in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity. As a world leader in science and technology, NSA's Research Directorate engages with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to advance core competencies, leverage work in overlapping disciplines, and solve some of the most challenging national security problems thought to be intractable by adversaries and commercial industry. Our scientific breakthroughs and cutting-edge solutions advance science and underpin every aspect of our foreign intelligence and cybersecurity missions. The NSA Research Directorate's Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) is seeking experienced physicists and quantum information scientists to help shape the future of quantum computing investments in the United States. LPS is a...
Oct 27, 2020
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...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency United States
HIGH SCHOOL WORK STUDY PROGRAM The National Security Agency's (NSA) High School Work Study (HSWS) Chinese Program application is open only to high school juniors who have taken higher-level Chinese courses and 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, and Chinese language. The program provides hands-on work experience from September-August for 4 hours per...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
About the ORAA Intern Program: The NSA Office of Reasonable Accommodations and Accessibility Intern Program has several intense and exciting 12 week internships open to select masters and bachelor level sign language interpreting students and counseling/psychology students. Interns will gain practical experience within workplace accommodations and will gain a broad understanding of the reasonable accommodation process and implementation by working alongside experienced sign language interpreters and reasonable accommodation experts. You Are Part Of The Team! One Mission One Team! You will receive training and be part of the team from day one. You will be assigned a supervisor to help you quickly learn and acclimate. During your first few days on the team, you will participate in an overview to become familiar with mission of NSA and within the Intelligence Community (IC). Specific skills obtained for the Reasonable Accommodation Case Manger Intern position include: - Gaining...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Denver, CO, USA
Join our highly energetic, highly mobile and incredibly challenging team environment focused on the real-time protection of our troops in harm's way while also providing high level policy makers with critical information for National-level decisions! There are two positions offered for the NSA-Colorado Summer Internship: Software Engineer Internship Positions ' - Analyze user/customer requirements related to software and/or software system design -Build software prototypes -Design, develop and debug software applications -Troubleshoot and debug computer code OR Target Analyst Internship Positions ' -Conduct analysis of metadata -Conduct target analysis -Conduct target research About the Program The Colorado Summer Internship Program is a 12-week internship for high-potential, full-time college students. This program offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience while building knowledge and skills in fundamental aspects of the NSA mission. Internship...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Honolulu, HI, USA
The Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-Cyber Ops) Summer Program is the National Security Agency's (NSA) premier internship program for students enrolled in the Cyber Operations specialization at NSA-designated universities. Participants complete a 12-week summer program in Hawaii to gain knowledge of specific cyber-related topics and apply educational knowledge to real-world, mission-realted technical challenges. Participants in the program will work on a broad range of problems involving computer science and engineering. As a participant in the program, you will gain outstanding experience, such as: - You will learn about NSA's mission and work on problems of national importance. - You will gain a deep understanding of the vital role that computer science and engineering play in enabling NSA to tackle a diverse set of technical challenges. - You will be exposed to the broad scope of cyber studies and careers. - You will get the opportunity to provide...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
This program brings college students into the Security and Counterintelligence (S&CI) world for internships during the summer(s) between their sophomore and senior years. This program permits summer interns to actively participate in or support on-going S&CI mission activities in areas such as personnel security investigations, adjudications, physical security and access control, anti-terrorism/force protection, and/or counterintelligence programs. S&CI interns will work directly under the guidance of veteran security professionals responsible for protecting NSA personnel, facilities, and operations worldwide and, in the process, gain an understanding of how the S&CI group supports and interacts with the larger NSA/CSS enterprise as well as counterpart organizations across the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. *Program may be subject to change.* This program brings college students into the Security and Counterintelligence (S&CI) world for...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program is for students enrolled in one or more of the following areas of study: writing, editing, journalism, public relations, marketing or advertising, social media; visual arts, television production, motion picture production, or 3-D animation; graphics or photography. This Program supports the Strategic Communications organization's role of providing accurate and timely information on NSA's signals intelligence and cybersecurity missions and accomplishments to a variety of audiences using state-of-the-art messaging products. Candidates will be considered for internships in one of the following areas: - Corporate Communications, Messaging & Public Affairs: responsible for communications and major initiatives directed to both the worldwide NSA workforce and external audiences. - Multimedia production: videography and/or animation to support corporate video production. - Graphic Design: creating original artwork ranging from...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to learn about The National Security Agency (NSA) mission while also directly contributing to NSA's civil liberties and privacy efforts? Would you like to join a team that promotes meaningful government transparency while helping NSA achieve the right balance between privacy and national security? During your tour in NSA's Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency (CLPT) Office you will see firsthand how fundamental privacy principles influence decision making at NSA on a daily basis. The NSA CLPT Summer Intern Program offers exposure to a variety of cryptologic disciplines and civil liberties and privacy processes. The intensive 12-week program runs from mid-May through mid-August for select undergraduate and master's degree students entering the final year of an undergraduate or graduate degree program. This program permits summer interns to actively participate in or support on-going CLPT activities under the guidance of NSA...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
How would you like to spend your summer developing technological solutions that contribute to the security of our nation? Does the prospect of applying your skills to the NSA/CSS mission spark your interest? If so, then join a team of highly skilled, motivated and passionate professionals who lead the cryptologic enterprise and who are ready and prepared for the changes in our environment. The NSA Georgia Summer Internship Program offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience while building knowledge and skills in fundamental aspects of the NSA mission. Take charge of your professional development and experience a once-in-a-lifetime internship opportunity. 'We Work all over the Globe, but live in Georgia.' Defending Our Nation. Securing the Future. NSA Georgia sponsors a variety of internships for college students of all levels. We accept internship applications for the following areas: - Science & Technology - Applied Mathematics - Computer Engineering -...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
About the Office of Inspector General Summer Internship Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide innovative professional work experiences that are significant and meaningful to your career and academic goals, enable you to explore the fascinating and unique world of intelligence, and give you the opportunity to serve your country? Look no further than the National Security Agency (NSA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Audit Division. NSA's OIG Audit Division Summer Intern Program offers the opportunity for training and experience in auditing multiple disciplines (e.g., program performance, cybersecurity and financial statements. The OIG Summer Internship offers full-time paid internships for undergraduate and master's degree students each year. It is a 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate-level students a wide variety of opportunities to be agents for change, analyze operations for efficiency and effectiveness and deliver results to our...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIPIA) is a 12-week summer program accelerating participant's careers in the field of Information Assurance (IA) by offering hands on technical experience while working for the National Security Agency. SIPIA hosts rising juniors and seniors pursuing Bachelor's degrees as well as students pursuing Masters and Doctorate degrees in the technical fields listed below. Interns will be involved in projects that enable the cyber mission force through current analysis, expertise, training and tools. Interns will be involved in IA projects, including protecting and defending the nation's information systems networks and outmaneuvering cyber adversaries. To participate in this program, students must return to school for at least one semester following the internship. Application Deadline: Applications are accepted between September 1 and October 31 this year, but please refer to the individual job listing for specific dates (see the How...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-Cyber Ops) Summer Program is the National Security Agency's (NSA) premier outreach program for students enrolled in the Cyber Operations specialization at NSA-designated universities. Selectees will be invited to participate in a 12-week summer program to gain knowledge of specific cyber-related topics and apply educational knowledge to address various real world mission-related technical challenges. Participants in the program will work on a broad range of problems involving applications of computer science and engineering. The goals of the CAE in Cyber Operations Summer Program are to: - Introduce our country's future leaders in cyber-related fields to the Agency's mission and share the excitement of working on problems of national importance. - Provide a deep understanding of the vital role that computer science and engineering play in enabling the Agency to tackle a diverse set of technical challenges. - Encourage...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Installation and Logistics (I&L) Intern Program About the Program / Responsibilities: The Installation & Logistics (I&L) Intern Program is a 12-week program that provides direct involvement to select NSA facilities construction and renovation projects from the planning/design phase through construction, commissioning, activation, occupancy and sustainment. Interns will ensure that projects run according to schedule, are cost effective, and meet customer objectives. The I&L Intern Program is intended for individuals interested in project management, engineering fields, architecture/interior design; and supply chain/business management operations. In addition to gaining valuable work experience, interns will gain substantial exposure to NSA's mission operations through I&L's supporting functions and tours of various sites. Interns will have the opportunity to interact with leaders on a daily basis and receive unparalleled mentorship and professional...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency San Antonio, TX, USA
How would you like to spend your summer developing technological solutions that contribute to the security of our nation? Where can you work and see that your efforts are supporting the broader Intelligence Community and our Armed Forces? Does the prospect of applying your skills to the NSA/CSS mission spark your interest? If so, you may be the next intern to join NSA/CSS Texas! The Texas Summer Intern Program is a 12-week internship for high-potential, full-time college students. This program offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience while building knowledge and skills in fundamental aspects of the NSA mission. Internship positions are offered in multiple mission areas requiring a range of competencies to include but not limited to computer science, programming and engineering. Interns will be hired on a Temporary Appointment for a term no more than 12 weeks following the beginning of the internship. Interns must reapply yearly to participate in...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Spend your summer at NSA further developing your I/O technical skills. As an Intern working in the HR Strategy and Program Design unit at NSA, you'll learn how to apply scientific and quantitative methods to address a wide range of human capital issues. The Industrial and Organizational Psychology Intern Program is a 12-week internship for graduate students enrolled in an M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or a related field. The program is designed to provide the individual the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience by working alongside psychologists in areas of personnel assessment (i.e., research and development work to support assessments used to select applicants for mission critical positions), organizational design and development, human capital systems design and consulting, occupational/job analysis, organizational assessments and workforce surveys, and program evaluation. Through this work, the HR Strategy and Program Design...
Oct 27, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Attention all Human Resources (HR), Business, Psychology, Marketing, Economics, and Data Scientist majors! Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable paid work experience as an HR Undergraduate Summer Intern at the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA Human Resources Group works with Agency leadership to recruit and retain a highly-skilled technical workforce. We invite you to spend your summer in an intense, exciting, and educational 12-week internship open to select college graduates and undergraduates majoring in Human Resources (an alternative major such as Business, Marketing or Psychology with a minor or concentration in Human Resources is also acceptable). You will acquire practical HR experience while putting your intelligence and creativity to work in the U.S. Intelligence Community, for the world's technology leader. As an NSA HR Summer Intern, you will be assigned in one of these specialty areas: Total Compensation, HR Strategies, Recruitment and Staffing, HR...
Oct 27, 2020
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 Chinese, Russian, Korean and Farsi. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in Foreign Language. This is a paid 12 week internship at NSA Washington in Fort Meade, Maryland 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, Russian, Korean and Farsi. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in Foreign Language. This is a paid 12 week internship at NSA Washington in Fort Meade, Maryland that runs from mid-May to mid-August following high school...
Oct 27, 2020
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 offensive mission component collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defensive mission component prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The need to maintain our core RF Engineering competency is vital to providing the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. With the rapid evolution of RF communications, NSA requires a highly talented, diverse and technically focused workforce responsible for designing, developing and deploying systems ranging from short-term and small form-factor to long-term and large-scale; and many combinations in-between. Maintaining our competency requires world class engineers, researchers and...
Oct 27, 2020
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 rapid evolution of signals technology, the NSA must maintain and develop a highly talented and diverse workforce of Signals Analysts who are a vital part in maintaining our technical capabilities to collect signals intelligence. The selected individual will be required to complete the SADP before being hired into a technical mission office at NSA. The NSA/CSS Signals Analysis Development Program (SADP) is a 3 year development program designed to produce professional level signals analysts through an intensive, structured program of formal training...
Oct 27, 2020
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. The Cybersecurity Directorate is seeking a Counterintelligence Psychologist. Counterintelligence Psychologists help protect NSA personnel, facilities, and missions by collecting, analyzing, and/or synthesizing information associated with psychologically relevant mission, counterintelligence, counterespionage, and/or counter-terrorism information as it affects NSA equities worldwide. They apply advanced clinical psychology skills to these analyses and communicate analyses and recommendations to managers, investigators, and other appropriate...
Oct 27, 2020