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Law Clerk Summer Intern Program (1030849)
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National Security Agency | Fort George G Meade, MD
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Job Description


The National Security Agency's Office of the General Counsel has an opening for a Summer Law Clerk.  This is a temporary position that would coincide with the selectee's summer break from law school.  The successful candidate will be either a second or third year law school student.  The candidate may be assigned to any of the Practice Groups within the Office of General Counsel based upon candidate interest and experience as well as Office needs.  Attorneys working for the General Counsel provide advice on a wide range of legal matters including intelligence collection, legislative interpretation, personnel and security regulations, information assurance activities, acquisition and contracting, intellectual property, ethics, fiscal law and civil and criminal litigation.  The Summer Law Clerk will work in a collegial (or team) environment with the support of senior attorneys in that Practice Group.


The ideal candidate should possess strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and analytic skills. Other qualfifications include:

- Must be a U.S. citizen

- Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

- Must be a first or second year law school student

- 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

- Students who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Ft. Meade, MD, are eligible for a round trip airfare ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government-issues airline ticket

- Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main HQs campus

- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance

- Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between the month of January and April 2013

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.