Sep 15, 2020

Installation & Logistics (I&L) / Data Center Management (DCM) Intern Program

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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 development. The internship will culminate in a final presentation to Senior Leadership, describing their project impact and summer experience at NSA. By the end of the program, students will be skillful in their understanding of the infrastructure backbone of an intelligence agency. Applicable areas of study include, but are not limited to: ' Design/Planning ' Architecture ' Interior Design ' Urban Development/City Planning ' Engineering ' Civil ' Electrical ' Power ' Structural ' Chemical ' Fire Protection ' Mechanical ' Industrial ' Control Systems ' Environmental ' Environmental Science ' Business/Management ' Business Management/Economics ' Finance ' Project Management/Construction Management ' Information Systems Management ' Data Analytics/Business Statistics ' Operations/Supply Chain Management Previous intern projects have included: - Contribute to NSA construction and renovation projects that support facility operations and maintenance through infrastructure planning, design development, standards application, and project management services. - Monitor NSA's 24/7 operations at the Facilities Control Center with a team of control systems specialists, including experts on fire alarms, SCADA, and electrical systems. - Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical system deficiencies through control management systems with a team of senior engineers and optimizing functionality for successful future operations. - Implement processes for lean culture, process improvement, engineering analysis and design of process controls, with respect to facilities within the Intelligence Community. - Develop metrics and estimating models based on data output from control systems to outline the facility condition and needed investment for leadership decision-making. - Coordinate Master Plans for new the campus under construction, backed by quantifiable cost-benefit analyses. - Improve operations processes through streamlining and data automation and standardization. - Provide material management services through acquisition, logistics, storage, distribution and cargo services support to the entire Agency. - Provide a wide range of Automation Management activities that extend to an entire organization or major components within I&L. Map I&L business processes, strategic and operational objectives to automation requirements ensuring compliancy with plans, policies and standards. Data Center Management (DCM) Intern Program About the Program / Responsibilities: The Data Center Management (DCM) Intern Program is a 12-week program that provides students with real world exposure to Data Center Management and Technology. Participants will gain experience through a hands-on approach to manage a data center. Positions in this program will be available at NSA Washington-Ft. Meade, NSA Texas-San Antonio, and NSA Utah-outside of Salt Lake City. DCM is a dynamic field created to govern the facilities and complex engineering frameworks that support massive parallel computing systems. DCM involves an unprecedented integrated approach that combines power and HVAC engineering disciplines with information technology. All of these branches of knowledge join together to help create a safe and secure environment where parallel computing systems and their infrastructure can operate at peak efficiency with optimal potential for future expansion. DCM also ensures that efficient and forward-thinking practices are implemented during the design, construction, installation, and maintenance projects that occur regularly within the walls of an operating data center. Applicable areas of study include, but are not limited to: ' Mechanical Engineering ' Electrical/Power Engineering ' Industrial Control Systems ' Information Technology/Networking Previous intern projects have included: - Research of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools, which are software based programs to better manage most aspects of a data center. - Creation of server room layouts to optimize efficiency of a data center. - Use of 6 Sigma Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tool to better understand how certain factors affect the IT environment. - Research to prevent overheating of data centers. - Physical, hands-on moving of IT equipment and infrastructure to improve data center efficiency. *Program may be subject to change.*

The Data Center Management (DCM) Intern Program is a 12-week program that provides students with real world exposure to Data Center Management and Technology. Participants will gain experience through a hands-on approach to manage a data center. 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.

- Must be a U.S. citizen. - Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance. - A cumulative GPA point average of 3.0 is preferred. - Must be available for an interview and other applicable processing between the months of September 2020 and March 2021. - Must possess strong written and oral communication skills. - Must have completed at least one semester of schooling and must have at least one remaining semester following the internship. - Must provide transcripts covering academic qualifications described above.

- 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. - 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.

Please apply on www.intelligencecareeers.gov/nsa. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. We anticipate reviewing applications and scheduling interviews on a rolling basis beginning September 1, 2020. This ad closes on October 31, 2020. After submitting your online application, please email the following material (PDF format only) to IL_DCMSummerIntern@nsa.gov: - Resume - Unofficial Transcript ' ** If you have applied to multiple positions, you MUST follow the instructions on each posting and send your requested documents to each program separately. Documents will NOT be shared between programs. If you have questions about the I&L/DCM Intern Program, please contact us at IL_DCMSummerIntern@nsa.gov, Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or call 1-866-NSA-HIRE. ***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.