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Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program (SSCIP)

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, television production, motion picture production, or 3-D animation; museum collections management, archives or conservation areas.

About the Program

This Program supports the Strategic Communications organization’s role of providing accurate and timely information on NSA’s signals intelligence and information assurance 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:

  • Corporate Communications, Messaging & Public Affairs (responsible for communications and major initiatives directed to both the worldwide NSA workforce and external audiences)
  • Multimedia production (videography and/or animation to support corporate video production)
  • The National Cryptologic Museum (projects relating to the collections or to the ongoing research interests of the curatorial staff in the museum or in the field)

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted September 1st - November 15th each year.

Salary

Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.

Benefits

  • 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-issued airline ticket.
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • 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 2013 and March 2014
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online before November 15th. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

To submit a resume online during open season, click any "Apply Online" link. Under "Basic Job Search," type in keywords "Summer Strategic Communications" and click on "Search." Select "Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program" and click "Apply Now." Follow the directions as prompted.

To be considered for Strategic Communications Intern Program, your application should include:

  • Official transcripts
  • A resume

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please email the requested documentation to Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or by mail at the following address:

National Security Agency
Office of Recruitment
P.O. Box 1661, Suite 6779
Fort Meade, MD 20755-6779
Attn: MB3, Strategic Communications Intern Program

Questions

If you have questions about the Strategic Communications Intern Program, please contact us at the address above or call 1-866-NSA-HIRE. You may also e-mail Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or call (410) 854-4726.

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Date Posted: Aug 30, 2012 | Last Modified: Aug 23, 2013 | Last Reviewed: Aug 23, 2013

 
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