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High School Student Intern

Springfield, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The High School Internship Program is for high school students, age 16 or older, that are looking for real world experience.
This Internship Program will offer students the opportunity to gain relevant work experience while contributing to an important and purposeful mission.

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: NGA High School Interns perform a variety of entry-level functions and tasks in support of the organization to which they are assigned. They are given a work project that involves problem identification, analysis, and resolution. Specific duties may include the preparation and presentation of briefings directly related to work assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: This application requires additional documents, listed below. The online application provides a section to upload additional documents to your application, please upload the following documents in that section. Applications that do not include all of the documents listed below will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
� Resumes should be 1 page and in PDF format.
� Unofficial High School Transcripts showing a 3.0 or higher GPA. Please ensure your name and the date you downloaded the transcript are visible
� Essay: Tell us how a High School Internship at NGA will align with your current and future academic pursuits.
o Times New Roman 12 pt. font
o 1" margins
o 1 page, double spaced

Applicants interested in applying for the High School Summer Internship will need to apply through NGA's Event Management Tool, Yello. Apply for the 2024 High School Summer Internship using this link: Applicants will complete an application form with pre-qualification questions and will then have opportunity to upload the additional documents (resume, unofficial transcript and essay response) to complete their application. Additional details on the specifics of the program are provided through the link. Any questions can be directed to Additional information concerning NGA's hiring process can be found by visiting

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In addition to the eligibility and education requirements, students will be selected based on academic performance, academic interest, and any related experience/skills.

Example work roles at NGA:
Cybersecurity Engineer, Data Architect, Systems Engineer, IT Operations Analyst, IT Software Developer, R&D Scientist, Geospatial Analyst, Imagery Analyst, Radar Imagery Scientist, Data Engineer, Analytical Methodologist, Advanced Visualization Specialist, Content Manager, Program Analyst, Financial Analyst, HR Officer, Environmental Protection Specialist, Adjudicator, Information Security Officer, Emergency Management Specialist, Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Open Source Research Analyst, Aeronautical Analyst, Bathymetrist, Geodetic Earth Scientist, Geodetic Orbit Scientist, Human Geographer, and Cartographer.

To learn more about NGA Career Paths Visit here:
Interns with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance may be required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
For additional information including application procedures, please visit NGA at by clicking the "Related Job Link: NGA Employment Opportunities" link at the top of this page. Also learn more about NGA Student Programs at Student Opportunities | National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (
By submitting your application, you grant NGA permission to verify any education or experience claimed on your resume. Applicants may update their applications during the posting period, prior to the close date.


Conditions of Employment

  • Security Investigation

As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

- U.S. Citizenship Required

- Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)

- Polygraph Test Required

- Position Subject to Drug Testing

- Two Year Probationary Period

- Direct Deposit Required

You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference 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 an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility.


MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

1. Must be enrolled in an accredited high school, currently in good standing, and possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
2. Must be a US citizen at least 16 yrs of age at the time of application.
3. Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance
4. Must pass pre-employment requirements to include, but not limited to; a drug screening
5. Must be able to work 40 hours / week during the summer for 8 consecutive weeks at NGA's Springfield, VA facility. Must have reliable transportation for getting to and from work.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: High School Student Interns must be enrolled in, or a recent graduate (appointment will expire no later than 120 days after graduation) of, an accredited high school.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

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