Cyber Summer Program (CSP)
The Cyber Summer Program (CSP) is the National Security Agency's premier outreach effort to the very best undergraduate and graduate computer science and engineering students in the country. Each summer we invite up to 16 exceptional students to participate in a 12-week program where they work together, and in teams, directly with NSA technical professionals on mission-critical cyber-related problems.
About the Program
The goals of the Cyber Summer Program are to:
and, of course, to
The students participating in the program work on a broad range of problems involving applications of computer science and engineering. During the first weeks of the summer internship, they are broadly exposed to NSA's cyber mission through a variety of lectures and tours. The students are presented with eight current mission-driven problems and choose which problems they will focus on for the summer. The outstanding work accomplished by each student is documented in the CSP year-end report. Students learn and develop data analysis and exploitation techniques, apply what they learn to obtain real-time solutions, and experience the excitement of success built on hard work and innovation. All the students find the work at NSA very exciting and challenging.
Applications are accepted September 1st - November 15th each year.
How to Apply - External
To submit a resume online during open season, click any 'Apply Online' link. Under "Basic Job Search", type in keywords "Cyber Summer Program" and click on "Search". Select Cyber Summer Program and click "Apply Now." Follow directions as prompted.
To be considered for Cyber Summer Program, your application should include:
Official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:
National Security Agency
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Mar 19, 2014 | Last Reviewed: Mar 19, 2014