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Office of Reasonable Accommodations and Accessibility Intern Program - 30001035
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National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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Job Description

About the ORAA Intern Program
The NSA Office of Reasonable Accommodations and Accessibility Intern Program has several intense and exciting 12 week internships open to select master's level counseling students and also select masters and bachelor level sign language interpreting students. Positions available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  Interns will gain practical experience within workplace accommodations and will gain a broad understanding of the reasonable accommodation process and implementation by working alongside experienced sign language interpreters and reasonable accommodation experts.

You Are Part Of The Team! One Mission One Team!
You will receive training and be part of the team from day one. You will be assigned a supervisor to help you quickly learn and acclimate. During your first few days on the team, you will participate in an overview to become familiar with mission of NSA and within the Intelligence Community (IC).

Specific skills obtained for the Reasonable Accommodation Case Manger Intern position include:
- Gaining sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of reasonable accommodation process, from the initial request for accommodations though the implementation of the approved accommodations.
- Collaboration skills by working directly with employees, management and resources available at NSA.
- Enhancement of ADA and section 504 and 508 knowledge and compliance requirements.
- Enhancement of counseling skills to aid employees and managers in the accommodation process.
- Training/presentation skills by facilitating briefings on working with persons with disabilities for various offices and staff at NSA.

Specific skills obtained for the Sign Language Interpreter Intern position include:
- Gaining sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of interpreting and managing communication within highly technical and dynamic work environments.
- Collaboration skills by working directly with employees, management and resources available at NSA.
- Enhanced understanding of NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct and how it applies in the workplace setting.
- Develop professional/personal skills that enable a skillful navigation through the diverse interpreting needs presented by the NSA community.
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
- Must be currently enrolled in a related academic program at the time of the internship:
         - Currently enrolled in a masters/bachelors level Rehabilitation Counseling or similar counseling/psychology/social work degree program with at least one semester completed at the time of the Reasonable Accommodation Case Manager internship.
         - OR be currently enrolled in a masters/bachelors level Interpreting Education Program with at least one semester completed at the time of the Sign Language Interpreter internship and be fluent in American Sign Language
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
- Must be available for the entire semester
- Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between December 2018 and March 2019.
- Proficient communication skills
- Must be able to provide a writing/work sample if selected for an interview
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 intelligencecareers.gov on or before October 31st. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packages, will not be considered.

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 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 ORAA_intern@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 ORAA_intern@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 ORAA Summer Program, please contact us at the address above or call 1-866-NSA-HIRE.  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.