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Installation & Logistics (I& L) / Data Center Management (DCM) Intern Program - 30001039
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, Maryland
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Installation and Logistics (I&L) Intern Program

The Installation & Logistics (I&L) Intern Program is intended for individuals interested in project management; electrical, power, mechanical, or civil engineering fields; and supply chain and business management operations. In addition to gaining valuable work experience, interns will gain substantial exposure to NSA's mission operations through I&L's supporting functions. Interns will have the opportunity to interact with leaders on a daily basis and receive unparalleled mentorship and professional development, as well as gain a deeper understanding of NSA's mission through tours of various sites and missions. The internship will culminate in a final presentation to Senior Leadership, describing their projects and summer experience at NSA. By the end of the program, students will be skillful in their understanding of the infrastructure backbone of an intelligence agency.
Interns interested in the following sets of disciplines should apply:

Applicable areas of study include, but are not limited to:

o Architecture
o Engineering (all disciplines to include, but not limited to')
               Civil/Structural
               Electrical
               Power
               Structural
               Chemical
               Fire Protection
               Mechanical
               Industrial
               Control Systems
               Environmental
o Interior Design
o Environmental Science
o Business Management/Economics
o Project Management/Construction Management
o Information Systems Management
o Data Analytics/Business Statistics
o Operations/Supply Chain Management
o Logistics Management
o Urban Development/City Planning

Previous intern projects have included:
o Directly contributing to NSA construction and renovation projects that will support facility operations and maintenance through infrastructure planning, design development, standards application, project management services and design drawing assistance.
o Monitoring NSA's 24/7 operations at the Facilities Control Center (FCC) with a team of control systems specialists, including experts on fire alarms, SCADA, and electrical systems.
o Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical system deficiencies through control management systems with a team of senior engineers and optimizing functionality for successful future operations.
o Implementing processes for lean manufacturing, process improvement, engineering analysis and design of process controls, with respect to facilities within the Intelligence Community.
o Developing metrics and estimating models based on data output from control systems to help outline the facility condition and needed investment for leadership decision-making.
o Coordinating Master Plans for the new campus under construction, backed by quantifiable cost-benefit analyses.
o Improving operations processes through streamlining and data automation and standardization.
o Conducting extensive business cases evaluating the cost, benefit and risk of potential facilities and space solutions for the NSA workforce through a comparative analysis of alternatives.
o Providing material management services through acquisition, logistics, storage, distribution and cargo services support to the entire Agency.
o Providing a wide range of Automation Management activities that extend to an entire organization or major components within. Map I&L business processes, strategic and operational objectives to automation requirements ensuring compliancy with plans, policies and standards.

About the Program
The internship is a 12-week program consisting of direct involvement with selected NSA facilities construction and renovation projects from planning and design through construction, commissioning, activation and occupancy. Interns are also involved in ensuring that projects run according to schedule, are cost effective, and meet customer objectives.

Data Center Management (DCM) Intern Program

Data Center Management (DCM) is a dynamic field created to govern the facilities and complex engineering framework that support massive parallel computing systems. DCM involves an unprecedented integrated approach that combines power and HVAC engineering disciplines with information technology. All of these branches of knowledge join together to help create a safe and secure environment where parallel computing systems and their infrastructure can operate at peak efficiency with optimal potential for future expansion. DCM also involves ensuring that efficient and forward-thinking practices are implemented during the design, construction, installation, and maintenance projects that occur regularly within the walls of an operating data center.

Applicable areas of study include, but are not limited to:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical/Power Engineering
- Industrial Control Systems
- Information Technology/Networking

Previous intern projects have included:
- Research of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools, which are software based programs to better manage most aspects of a data center.
- Creation of server room layouts to optimize efficiency of a data center.
- Use of 6 Sigma Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tool to better understand how certain factors affect the IT environment.
- Research of ideas to prevent overheating of data centers.
- Physical, hands-on moving of IT equipment and infrastructure to improve data center efficiency.

Positions in this program will be available at our main complex in Ft. Meade, MD, San Antonio, TX, and Salt Lake City, UT.

About the Program
The DCM Program is a 12-week program that provides students with real world exposure to Data Center Management and Technology. Participants will gain experience through a hands-on approach to what it takes to manage a data center.
 
Qualifications
 
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
- Must be majoring in Construction Management, Supply Line Management, or a related Facilities/Logistics field for the I&L program.
- Must be majoring in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Information Systems Management for the DCM Program.
- A cumulative GPA point average of 3.0 is preferred.
- Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between the months of December 2018 and March 2019.
- Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.
- Must have attained a minimum of sophomore status and have at least one semester remaining following the internship.
- Must provide transcripts covering academic qualifications described above.
 
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 before October 31st. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

To be considered for I&L or DCM Intern Programs, your application should include:

- Official transcript (unofficial is acceptable if legible).
- A resume.

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 intelligencecareers.gov/nsa, click Job Search/Apply, and look under the Need Help section.

Transcripts:
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_IL_DCM@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_IL_DCM@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.

If you have questions about the Installation & Logistics Intern Program, please contact us at the email address above or call 1-866-NSA-HIRE. You may also e-mail Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or call (410) 854-4726.

***PLEASE NOTE:

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.