NSA Summer Internship - Computer Science (MD)
- Full Time
NSA's Computer Scientists face technical challenges well beyond the wildest imaginations of most people. NSA's mission requires persistent engagement to anticipate and understand complex threats in real-time, on a global scale. From Counter-Terrorism to Combat Support to Cybersecurity, NSA's Computer Science community creates novel, cutting-edge solutions that advance science and underpin every aspect of our foreign intelligence and cybersecurity mission. A world-class Computer Science cadre at NSA is vital to the security of the nation. The standards of reliability, repeatability, scale, speed and compliance that NSA hardware and software products must meet are daunting. The mission problems, questions, and threats fuel our constant drive for more robust solutions and the use of revolutionary technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms, high performance computing, big data analysis, anticipatory algorithms, predictive analytics, complex data modeling, advanced computing and network architectures, distributed systems and sensor networks, advanced systems and IT networks, and those we create along the way.Computer Science internships at NSA run the entire spectrum of the field. Opportunities are available in systems software, mission applications software development, business applications and systems, advanced data management systems and analysis, development of advanced analytics environments, computing research, cybersecurity and encryption. If you are familiar with NSA's individual internal programs, please apply to this advertisement if you are interested in the following internships:- Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP)- Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT)- Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-Cyber Ops) Summer Intern Program- Cyber Summer Program (CSP)- Cybersecurity Directorate Summer Intern Program (CSDIP)- 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 & Engineering (SIP/IA)- Signal Intelligence Collection Program (SICP)- Graduate Math Program (GMP)- Director's Summer Program (DSP)- Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis Summer Program (CASASP)- Science of Security (SoS) Intern Program- Security & Counterintelligence Summer Intern Program- Research Experience Student Program (RESP) PLEASE NOTE: You can find descriptions for each program listed above at the following link: https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA/nsastudents.html - 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.NSA is in search of Computer Science professionals to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating, and presenting information. We are looking for you to apply your computer science expertise to projects that seek to create new standards for the transformation of information. If you want to develop technologies and tools and be a part of cutting edge innovations; join our team of experts! Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of computer science professionals!To be accepted into the NSA Summer Internship - Computer Science, candidates must:- Be a US 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;- Be available and in the US for operational and technical interviews and other applicable processing, both in-person and via telephone/internet, between the months of November 2022 and March 2023;- Be pursuing a major in Computer Science or related field, such as: - Computer Engineering- Mathematics - Data Science - Physics - Information Systems- Cybersecurity- Statistics PLEASE NOTE: Other majors may be considered, however the majors listed above are preferred and highly recommended.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 IMPORTANT: This is a skills-based ad, not an ad for a specific internship. This means that you could be contacted and/or considered for more than one specific internship. PLEASE NOTE: Applications are accepted 1 September - 31 October, however, selections for this program are made on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as practical to allow sufficient time for review and security clearance processing.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.Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. 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. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. US Citizenship is required for all applicants. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information. The NSA is committed to cultural diversity in its workplace. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 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 USC, you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.