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Business Management and Acquisition (BM& A) Summer Program - 30001057
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National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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About the Business Management & Acquisition (BM&A) Summer Internship
Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide professional work experiences that are significant and meaningful to your career and academic goals; enable you to explore the fascinating and unique world of intelligence; and give you the opportunity to serve your country?  If so, look no further than the National Security Agency (NSA).  NSA's BM&A Summer Intern Program offers training and experience within a multi-faceted business organization for business majors and/or those interested in applying their math knowledge to financial challenges. This 12-week program offers full-time paid internships to rising college juniors and seniors as well as graduate level students to provide the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in a variety of disciplines within the business field.

You Are Part Of The Team! One Mission One Team!
The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role through budgetary and contract activities that support our nation's security every day.  We rely on the skills of our acquisition, finance, and accounting professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies.
As a summer intern in BM&A, you will receive training and be part of the team from day one. You will be assigned a supervisor and sponsor to help you quickly learn and acclimate. Throughout the 12-week period, interns will have the opportunity to attend various operational tours to fully appreciate what the NSA does in defense of our nation.

Your Contribution to the Community/Mission
NSA is a highly technical organization where integrated and timely mission and data-driven business decisions are made and implemented across the globe. BM&A builds and defends a budget driven by Agency mission priorities; effectively executes that budget to acquire and deliver operational capabilities; and continually uses performance data to inform process and investment decisions.

As an NSA summer intern, you will work directly with seasoned BM&A business professionals on activities like those below that ultimately impact Agency decisions and operations: 
' Developing negotiation positions and/or negotiating multimillion dollar contracts
' Developing the Agency's annual budget
' Acquiring products and services from industry partners
' Providing financial support in execution of the Agency's budget and for major acquisition programs
' Analyzing financial, performance, and requirements data for business decision making

Specific skills obtained may include:
' Gaining sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Government planning, programming, budgeting and execution
' Preparing and processing contractual agreements
' Using Agency Business IT systems and tools
' Gaining a working knowledge of the Agency's acquisition processes
' Learning fundamentals of cost and price analysis of proposals
' Using financial principles to identify trends in data
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
- Must be a full-time undergraduate student entering the final year of an undergraduate degree program or a graduate level student
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
- Must be available for the entire 12-week program
- Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between December 2018 and March 2019
- Strong preference for these majors:
o Finance/Accounting
o Marketing
o Economics
o Operations Research
o Industrial Engineering
o Statistics
o Data Analytics
o Mathematics
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
- 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 at NSA.gov on or before October 31st. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packages, will not be considered.

To be considered for Business Management & Acquisition Summer Program, your application should include:
- Official transcript (unofficial is acceptable if legible).
- A resume
- List of current fall semester courses and proposed spring course schedule

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 intelligencecareeers.gov/nsa ' 'Job Search/Apply' ' and look under the 'Need Help' section.

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_BMA@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_BMA@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.

Applications are not complete without the requested documentation.

If you have questions about the BM&A Summer Program, please contact us at the address above or call 1-844-ICHIRES.  You may also e-mail Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or call (410) 854-4726.


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.
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.

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.