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Information Assurance Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

If you are interested in developing your technical skills in a variety of IA-related disciplines, take a look at the opportunities available through the IA mission at NSA. Through DoD scholarship programs and NSA real-work internships with the IA mission, you can obtain skills essential to the defense of our nation's information systems.

The Department of Defense IASP enables qualified students enrolled in National Centers of Academic Excellence, DoD civilians, and military personnel to participate in full-time study to pursue degrees or graduate certificate programs in information assurance disciplines. In return, scholars must agree to some restrictions and obligations regarding curriculum, GPA, and post-program. Have questions about the IASP? Ask us now! AskIASP@nsa.gov


Scholarships

Reducing vulnerabilities in national information infrastructures requires much more than leading-edge technologies and superior operational capabilities. It requires well-trained, skilled personnel in a variety of IA-related disciplines - and in sufficient numbers - to integrate the various dimensions of IA into a cohesive and coherent whole.

To meet the important challenge of finding and training these personnel, the DoD works with universities across the country to develop and expand IA-related curricula and to offer programs of study for future IA professionals. Students attending such universities are eligible to apply for the following scholarship programs to help them achieve their IA goals:

Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP)

The Department of Defense IASP enables qualified students enrolled in National Centers of Academic Excellence, civilians, and military personnel to participate in full-time study to pursue degrees or graduate certificate programs in information assurance disciplines. In return, scholars must agree to some restrictions and obligations regarding curriculum, GPA, and post-program. Have questions about the IASP? Ask us now! AskIASP@nsa.gov

Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program (SFS)

The SFS provides funding to colleges and universities to award two-year scholarships in information assurance and computer security fields. Scholarship recipients will become part of the Federal Cyber Service. Upon graduation, recipients will be required to work for a federal agency for two years to fulfill their Federal Cyber Service commitment.


Summer Interships

If you love a challenge and want to solve real-world problems that have a direct impact on national security, then a summer internship with NSA's IA mission might be exactly what you're looking for.

The Information Assurance Summer Intern Program (SIP/IA) is a full time, 12-week program open to select college upperclassman and graduate students who are concentrating their studies in the IA disciplines. For more information and other opportunities, visit NSA Careers.

 

Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Feb 21, 2013 | Last Reviewed: Feb 21, 2013

 
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