Human Resources Intern Program
Responsibilities Attention Human Resources (HR) majors! Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable paid work experience as an HR Undergraduate Summer Intern at the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA Human Resources Group works with Agency leadership to recruit and retain a highly-skilled technical workforce. We invite you to spend your summer in an intense, exciting, and educational 12-week internship open to select college undergraduates majoring in Human Resources (an alternative major with a minor or concentration in Human Resources is also acceptable). You will acquire practical HR experience while putting your intelligence and creativity to work in the US Intelligence Community, for the world's technology leader. As an NSA HR Undergraduate Summer Intern you will be assigned in one of these specialty areas: Total Compensation, HR Strategies, Recruitment and Staffing, HR Benefits and Employee Services, HR Information Systems, or Global HR Service Delivery. Qualifications - Must be a US citizen. - Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance. - Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. - Must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking college or university program; must have completed the junior year prior to the internship, and have at least one semester remaining following the internship. - Graduate students are not eligible and will not be considered. - Must provide official transcripts. - Must major in Human Resources or have a documented Human Resources minor or concentration. - Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between the months of December 20167 and March 20178 Additional Qualifications: Candidates are expected to have completed courses in at least one of the following areas of study: - Compensation and Benefits. - Employee and Labor Relations. - Employment Law. - Statistics. - Organizational Behavior. - HR Strategy. - Global HR. - Workforce Planning and Staffing. - Performance Management. Skills and Abilities We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate a variety of skills and abilities including: - Customer Service to anticipate and identify the needs of customers. - Consulting Skills to build effective relationships with line managers to help them strategically manage their human resources. - Written and Verbal Communication Skills to articulate HR strategies, initiatives, options and advice. - Ability to interpret and apply legislation and policies related to HR. - Work Management and Organizational Skills to manage multiple activities to accomplish desired end results. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule - 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 schools 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. - 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. How To Apply - External Applications must be submitted online on or before October 31st. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packages, will not be considered. Your application should include: - A resume. - Official transcripts. To submit the online application, you must use our resume builder application tool - you cannot upload a resume. For step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application, please refer to the application guide at intelligencecareers.gov/nsa, click Job Search/Apply, and look under the Need Help section. Transcripts: Transcripts may be issued directly by the Registrar, or issued to you by the Registrar, then sent with your application materials. Only originals via post, photocopies of originals via post, scanned copies of originals via email (PDF format only) will be accepted. If your Registrar is capable of directly sending electronic transcripts, please have them sent directly to you and then email the transcripts to Summer_HR@nsa.gov as an attachment. Please do not send html transcripts accessible via a website or text versions thereof. IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume by completing the online resume builder. Please email all other required documentation to Summer_HR@nsa.gov. **Applications are not complete without the requested documentation. 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 Human Resources Summer Intern Program, please contact us at the email address above or call 1-866-NSA-HIRE. You may also e-mail Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or call (410) 854-4726. PLEASE NOTE: US 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 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. DCIPS Disclaimer 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.