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Posted:
9/5/2018
Job Category:
Writing / Editing
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Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program (SSCIP) - 30001056
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, Maryland
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Job Description

 
The Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program is for students enrolled in one or more of the following areas of study: writing, editing, journalism, public relations, marketing or advertising; visual arts or photography.

This Program supports the Strategic Communications organization's role of providing accurate and timely information on NSA's missions and accomplishments to a variety of audiences using state-of-the-art messaging products. Candidates will be considered for internships in one of the following areas:

- Communications, Messaging & Public Affairs:  responsible for communications and major initiatives directed to both the worldwide NSA workforce and external audiences.

- Photography:  Photographing a wide range of events, often in a highly-visible capacity, and requiring tactful interactions with NSA's highest leaders and their guests (e.g., VIP visits, award ceremonies, retirements, portraits, etc.) using digital imaging equipment. Processing, editing, and managing digital images using Adobe Bridge CC 2018, Adobe Lightroom CC 2018, Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, and Adobe Camera Raw.
 
Qualifications
 
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
- Must be a college junior, senior or graduate student with at least one semester remaining.
- Applicants must have completed 2 years of study in a discipline related to the assignment of interest. Fields include ' but are not limited to ' writing, editing, journalism, public relations, marketing or advertising; visual arts, television production, motion picture production, or 3-D animation; museum collections management, archives or conservation.
- 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
 
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 Strategic Communications Intern Program, your application should include:

- Official transcripts (Unofficial are 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 intelligencecareeers.gov/nsa ' '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_SSCIP@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_SSCIP@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 Strategic Communications Intern Program, please contact us at the email above or call 1-844-ICHIRE. 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.