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Director's Summer Program (DSP)
The Director's Summer Program (DSP) is a highly competitive program that seeks to reach the nation's most outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer, we invite exceptional undergraduate students to put their problem-solving skills to the test in mathematics, cryptology and communications technology. These problems often involve applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, computer science and analysis. State-of-the-art computing resources are available to all students. Computational algebra packages, including Mathematica, MATLAB, Magma and MAPLE are available, in addition to a variety of statistics packages.
The DSP is looking for students who have distinguished themselves in national mathematics or modeling competitions, or in undergraduate research. At the beginning of the summer, students are presented with introductory lectures on modern cryptologic mathematics and with descriptions of several current problems of interest. Each student chooses one or two problems as the focus of his or her research. Throughout the summer, students are expected to document their work in technical papers, which are internally published at NSA.
About the Program
How to Apply
To submit a resume online during open season, click any “Apply Online” link. Under “Basic Job Search,” type in keywords “Director's Summer Program” and click on “Search.” Select “Director’s Summer Program” and click “Apply Now.” Follow the directions as prompted.
To be considered, you must submit a complete application package that includes:
IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please email the requested documentation to email@example.com, via fax at (301) 688-0689 or by mail at the following address:
Applications are not complete without the requested documentation.
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Oct 04, 2011 | Last Reviewed: Oct 04, 2011