Dec 06, 2021

High School Work Study Program - Utah

  • National Security Agency
  • United States

Job Description

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 day/20 hours per week Monday-Friday with a security clearance, part-time salary, paid leave, and the opportunity for permanent employment upon successful completion of the program.

- Must be 16 years of age by 31 December 2021 - Must be eligible to be granted a Security Clearance. - Must be a U.S Citizen - Unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred - Must be a High School Junior - Must have reliable transportation - Must complete or be enrolled in a higher-level Chinese course prior to the completion of the junior year. - Students interested in the HSWS Program at NSA-Utah must reside within commuting distance of Hill Air Force Base. Available Positions within the HSWS Program (Hill Air Force Base, UT Only): Chinese - Students who are currently enrolled in advanced Chinese courses (Chinese 5 or higher). They will be required to use their Chinese language skills to perform daily duties. Students need to be excelling in their Chinese reading, writing and listening skills.

Students will be on a Grade and Step Scale. All work studies are a Grade 01 Step 01. High School Work Study students are on a part-time schedule and make approximately $11.00 per hour in Utah. Students will earn Annual Leave and Sick Leave at a rate of one hour of Annual Leave and one hour of Sick Leave for every twenty hours worked. Students are to work a Monday - Friday work schedule. All students must work a minimum of 4 hours each day, 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. Report times are between the hours of 10:30 am and 12:30 pm with core work hours from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. The maximum number of hours a student may work per week is 32 hours.

Online applications must be submitted by 30 November. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered. Students must also submit the following material via email to by 30 November: (1) One Teacher Recommendation form, which can be found on the High School Work Study Program section on (2) One Student Evaluation form, which can be found on the High School Work Study Program section on (3) Official transcript from High School, which MUST include their junior year work in progress courses for both first and second semester. (4) Resume- Must include the relevant courses completed or in progress as well as the position (Chinese Language) to which you are applying. You may call the Utah HSWS point of contact on 1 (443) 774-8516 for questions regarding the program. 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 ***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. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position.