National Security Agency (NSA)
Summer Program for Operations Research Technology
At a glance
Location: US-MD-Fort Meade Map
Posted: 10/01/2020
Closing: 10/31/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
National Security Agency (NSA)
Job description

The Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT) offers students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in the stimulating professional environment of one of the most advanced intelligence agencies in the world. SPORT interns spend the summer developing innovative solutions to unconventional problems.

As a SPORT intern you will apply the technical skills you've learned in graduate school to challenging Agency operational problems. You will be responsible for both leading the technical development of your project and interfacing with your Agency customer. Throughout the summer, you will be working alongside full-time Operations Research analysts and attending weekly seminars on operations research best methods and practices. At the conclusion of the program, you will present your findings directly to your project customer, fellow interns, and Senior Leadership.

*Program may be subject to change.*

- Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.
- Students receive paid annual leave and sick leave as well as paid federal holidays and team-building hours.
- Students may participate in agency-wide extracurricular activities, including tours of key NSA facilities and Intelligence Community offices.
- 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.

Would you like a summer position that allows you to develop innovative solutions to unconventional problems? The SPORT internship offers graduate students the opportunity to join the stimulating professional environment of one of the most advanced intelligence agencies in the world and apply their academic knowledge to directly impact its mission.

Applications must be submitted online on or before October 31st. Applications received after this deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered.

To be considered for SPORT, you must submit a complete application package that includes: i) online application, ii) transcripts, and iii) resume.

Online Application:
For step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application, please refer to the application guide at ' 'Job Search/Apply' ' and look under the 'Need Help' section. To submit the online application, you must use the resume builder application tool (you cannot upload a resume).

Official or unofficial transcript(s) must be provided for all universities attended for undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Transcripts may be issued directly by the Registrar, or issued to you by the Registrar, then sent with you application materials. Only originals or copies of originals will be accepted, either by U.S. Mail or by email (PDF format only). If your Registrar is capable of directly sending electronic transcripts, please have them sent directly to you and then email the transcripts to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] as an attachment. Please do not send .html transcripts.

Please provide a PDF copy of your current resume as an attachment in an email. This is to be provided in addition to the online application resume.

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you must submit your resume by completing the online resume builder. DO NOT attach a PDF copy of your resume to the online application. Please send the PDF copy of your resume and transcripts to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

**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 the requested documents to each program separately. Documents will NOT be shared between programs.

If you have questions about the Summer Program for Operations Research Technology, please contact us at the [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or call us at 410-854-4726 or 1-866-NSA-HIRE.


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.

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.

Summer Program for Operations Research Technology