Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
2/2/2018
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Government
Compensation:
$33,487- $45,972
Cooperative Education Program - 30000612
(This job is no longer available)
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

* 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 Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Cyber Security. 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.

Computer Science majors explore the high-tech opportunities such as object-oriented methodology, multimedia, data warehousing/data mining, design/analysis development of software and systems, client/server development, networking, and Internet technology.

Students in the Computer or Electrical Engineering fields will be involved in the design, development, testing, and evaluation of electronic communications systems. These multi-disciplinary assignments will reach to such rapidly advancing areas as optics, lasers, acoustics, and microprocessors.

Cyber professionals in the Intelligence Community work as part of a team on the frontlines of defense against our cyber adversaries.  The Intelligence Community needs cyber professionals with technical expertise and a driving desire to remain at the forefront of their field.

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 Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Cyber Security in a four-year program. Community college students majoring in one of the above listed majors with the intent to pursue a four-year program are also eligible to apply. A 3.0 GPA is preferred. For Engineering, the college or university must be ABET accredited.
    
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 Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cyber Security, or 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.