Intelligence Analysts - ENTRY LEVEL As an entry-level Intelligence Analyst, you will be part of the Intelligence Analysis Development Program (IADP), a program comprising classroom and self-paced training combined with a series of 3-6 operational duty assignments. The program is designed to apply your specific academic background and/or professional experience, and to apply this knowledge and experience in a Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) environment. In the program, you will learn about the broad spectrum of information needs of our wide, Executive Branch customer set. You will work in diverse environments that deal with a range of different issues of significance. You will be involved in solving difficult technical problems, applying new techniques to solve intelligence problems, obtaining knowledge of the communications environment and technology trends of specific targets, preparing written and oral assessments of current events, and assessing information that provides unique insight into target intentions unavailable from other intelligence disciplines. You will be assigned to a regional or topical mission focus based on your academic background and work experience and on the current mission needs of the Agency. Your operational tour assignments while in the IADP will prepare you to be a professional intelligence analyst capable of performing many jobs within your assigned mission focus. Upon graduation from the IADP, you will be required to take a 1-year assignment in support of your assigned mission focus. The exact assignment will be determined by a number of factors, including mission needs at the time of graduation and the analytic strengths you will have discovered and developed during the program. Concurrently, you will be required to continue to work as an intelligence analyst for an additional 2 years, either in your original mission focus or for other ones.
Desired skills for an Intelligence Analyst include target/domain knowledge, excellent oral and written communications, strong research, critical thinking, and good interpersonal skills; an innate curiosity; and a willingness to take on challenges. An ideal candidate would possess: * A bachelor's or Master's degree in International Relations, Foreign or Regional Studies, Political Science (internationally focused only), Intelligence/Security Studies, Anthropology, Geography or topical studies such as counterterrorism, counterproliferation or other enduring transnational issues. * A minor in Computer Science, Computer Networks, or Telecommunications is helpful but not required. * Foreign language skills related to your area of expertise are helpful but not required for Intelligence Analysis. * Relevant internship, foreign study, or military experience is helpful, but not required. * Desired GPA of 3.0 or higher. * 4 years or less of cryptologic experience
About National Security Agency
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.
We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.
At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.