Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
2/2/2018
Job Category:
Translation
Industry:
Government
Compensation:
$33,487- $45,972
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM - CHINESE - 30000613
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National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM - CHINESE

* Applications and resumes for the Cooperative Education Program are now being accepted online. Deadline to apply is 31 March 2018.

Cooperative Education students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation's secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in a Chinese-focused major. Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment and advanced technologies. These areas will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning experiences, since our mission demands that we work on the cutting edge of technology.

Language Analysts work directly with the original written or spoken foreign language, determine the relevance of the intelligence collected, research it, analyze it, and put it into context for dissemination to national-level policy makers, military commanders, and other customers.

As a participant in NSA's Co-op Program, you will earn a competitive salary and enjoy many benefits. You will operate under a rotational program, alternating semesters of full-time work at NSAW (Baltimore/Washington area) with full-time study from entry into the program until graduation. New Co-Ops will begin work in either January or August only.  We require a minimum of 52 weeks of Co-op work experience prior to graduation. During your tour, you will work a regular 40-hour week. Each work tour is designed to reveal the specific areas you may want to focus on as a career. Qualifications include a major in a Chinese-focused major in a four-year program. Community college students majoring in the above listed major with the intent to pursue a four-year program are also eligible to apply. A 3.0 GPA is preferred.
    
Qualifications
    
Only applicants that meet the following qualifications will be considered:
 
     - You must be a U.S. citizen

     - You must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
 
     - You must be a second semester college freshman or a college sophomore
 
     - Preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher
 
     - You must be majoring in a Chinese-focused major
    
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
    
SALARY RANGE:

Salaries are determined by the percentage of credits completed toward a degree. Each 20% block of credits completed with at least a 3.0 GPA will allow you to be promoted to the next grade. Grades range from GGD-03/05 to GGD-07/01, which equates to $33,487- $45,972 annually. The salaries aforementioned include a locality based comparability payment.

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.