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Texas Summer Intern Program - 30001053
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National Security Agency | San Antonio, TX
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Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide innovative professional work experiences that are meaningful and enable you to explore the fascinating world of the Intelligence Community? How would you like to spend your summer developing technological solutions that contribute to the security of our nation?  Look no further than the National Security Agency (NSA) where you can work and see your efforts support the broader Intelligence Community, our Armed Forces, and the Nation. If this is YOU-- you may be the next intern to join NSA/CSS Texas!  

The Texas Summer Intern Program offers full-time paid internships for high potential, full-time undergraduate degree students. The program is a 12-week internship offering students an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience and build essential knowledge and skills fundamental to the NSA mission. Interns will be hired on a Temporary Appointment for a term no more than 12 weeks following the beginning of the internship.  Interns must reapply yearly to participate in subsequent summers.

Internship positions are offered in multiple mission areas requiring a range of competencies to include but not limited to computer science, computer programming, networking and engineering, math, cybersecurity, telecommunications, geography, international affairs/politics/relations, intelligence/security studies and others.

Ideally, candidates with the following knowledge/skills/abilities will fit well into various internship positions at NSA Texas (as there are various positions covered by this ad, not all of the following are required for any one position). If you have any of the following skills, you should apply to this ad:

-Knowledge of modern telecommunications and information systems technologies to include one or more of the following; router/firewall/proxy administration, Microsoft Windows internals, Unix/Linux internals and network security implementation & practices.

-Knowledge/experience with software design and development.  Familiarity with Software Engineering processes/practices is a plus.  The ability to assimilate new concepts and technologies quickly and follow development methodologies is critical.

-Understanding of computer architectures, networking, traffic analysis (e.g. beaconing, FTP traffic), malware analysis and operating systems. 
-Programming and debugging experience in any language (esp C or C++), binary analysis or reverse engineering.
-Experience or familiarity with one or more of the following: object-oriented programming;  Wiki or other collaborative technologies; 
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, CentOS; Languages: MEAN (MySQL-MongoDB/Express/Angular/Node), Java, PHP, Javascript, Python, C++, SQL; client/server applications development; Agile Development Methods.

-Prior experience in the following areas is highly desirable, but not required: basic TCP/IP networking (including subnetting and routing), computer and networking system installations ' hardware and software, system troubleshooting, hardware repair, operating system provisioning, and operating system troubleshooting.

-Highly desired skills and experience include: Active Directory, VMware vSphere Architecture, Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp, Windows/ Redhat Enterprise Linux, Solarwinds/Network Node Manager and Cisco Switching/Routing concepts. Additionally, experience with storage management and technologies such as FiberChannel, iSCSI, NFS/CIFS, NetApp, EMC, and IBM arrays are favorable.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.
- Must be a college freshman, sophomore, or junior.
- Prior military experience beneficial, but not required.
- Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between the months of December 2018 through March 2019.
-Must be available for the entire 12-week program
-Must have personal transportation to the location of the internship.  There are no bus stops within a reasonable distance to the site.   
- Majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Math, International Relations/Studies, Data Science or related fields of study are preferred.
-Clearance/Security Requirements: Applicants will be processed for a security clearance, and will be required to pass a psychological exam, lifestyle and counter intelligence polygraph, drug screening test, and complete a comprehensive history form that documents your foreign travel, educational background and employment history, among other areas.
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.
How To Apply - External
Applications must be submitted online at www.intelligencecareers.gov before October 31st 2018. Applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered.

To be considered for NSAT Summer Intern Program, you must submit a complete application package that includes:

- Official transcript (unofficial is acceptable if legible)
- Current 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 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_NSAT@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_NSAT@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 NSAT Summer Intern Program, please contact us at the email address above or call 1-844-ICHIRES. You may also e-mail Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or call (410) 854-3204.


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 must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
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.