Oct 21, 2021

NSA Summer Internship - Cybersecurity

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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 NSA conducts its mission. The explosion of internet communications has created a need for the Cybersecurity mission. The NSA Cybersecurity mission is to prevent and eradicate threats to National Security Systems and critical infrastructure, with a focus on the Defense Industrial Base. This diverse team of problem solvers collaborate across industry and government to expose foreign cyber espionage, patch critical vulnerabilities, modernize encryption, and issue unique, timely and actionable cybersecurity guidance. If you are familiar with NSA's individual internal programs, please apply to this advertisement if you are interested in the following internships: - Science of Security (SoS) Summer Program - Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-Cyber Ops) Summer Intern Program - Cyber Summer Program - Cybersecurity Directorate Summer Intern Program (CSDIP) - Hawaii CAE Cyber Operations Summer Program - Installations & Logistics (I&L) / Data Center Facilities Management (DCFM) Intern Program - Summer Intern Program for Science & Technology (SIP/ST) - Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIP/IA) - NSA Colorado Summer Internship Program - NSA Georgia Summer Internship Program - Office of the Inspector General (IG) Summer Intern Program While the majority of positions available are at Ft. Meade, MD, we have available positions at our other U.S. sites: Hawaii, Colorado, Texas & Georgia. Please indicate in your online application if you are interested in any of these field sites.

Are you a cyber professional with the drive and expertise to be on the forefront of the cyber fight; tackling NSA's complex mission to defend against cyber threats of today and tomorrow? NSA, the nation's leading cyber agency, has exciting and challenging positions in Cyber Security Engineering and Cyber and TEMPEST vulnerability analysis/mitigation. Are you ready to help secure our Nation's critical Infrastructure? If so, NSA is the place for you!

To be accepted into the NSA Summer Internship - Cybersecurity, candidates must: - Be a U.S. citizen; - Be eligible to be granted a TS/SCI/TK security clearance after successfully completing a background investigation that includes passing a Full-Scope Polygraph and a Psychological Evaluation; - Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all college work completed; - Be a currently enrolled college student (undergraduate, graduate or doctorate program) at time of application. Those entering their final year of a degree program cannot be considered unless they are immediately entering graduate school in the Fall of 2022; - Be available and in the U.S. for operational and technical interviews and other applicable processing, both in-person and via telephone/internet, between the months of November 2021 and March 2022; - Be pursuing a major in Cybersecurity or closely related field

- 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 school 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. Travel reimbursement will not be provided to our location in Hawaii. - 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 is NOT guaranteed. - Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA's main HQs campus. Housing accommodations are NOT provided for any of our field sites.

To apply for this position, please click the `Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the `Submit button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***IMPORTANT: If you are interested in a specific internal program listed above, please indicate the name of the program(s) within the `Other Professional Details' or `Cover Letter' section of your profile. ***PLEASE NOTE: To be considered for our summer internships, your application package is not considered complete until the following items have been emailed to summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov in addition to your online application. - Official transcript (unofficial will be accepted if legible) - At least two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty members or supervisors who can speak directly to your educational background - PDF copy of your current resume - Cover Letter (Optional) listing your interest in NSAs summer internships CONTACT INFORMATION: If you have any questions about NSA Summer Internships, please contact us at summerinterns@uwe.nsa.gov or call us at 410-854-4726.