Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT)
Spend your summer at NSA further developing your technical skills. As an Intern Analyst to the Operations Research, Modeling and Simulation Group at NSA, you will work side-by-side with Mission organizations to apply state-of-the-art scientific and quantitative methods and applied mathematics technologies to develop innovative solutions to current Agency, operational "hard" problems and to unconventional problems exclusive to the Intelligence Community.
About the Program
The Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT) is a 12-week internship for graduate students enrolled in an M.S. or Ph.D. program who have experience with Applied Math, Mathematical Programming, Simulations, Computer Networking, or Computer Programming Languages. The goal of this program is to offer top graduate students, who have highly developed operations research skills, an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in the stimulating professional atmosphere of one of the most advanced intelligence settings in the world.
Particular areas of technical interest include: Operations Research, Modeling and Simulation, Industrial Engineering, Management Science, Decision Analysis, Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, and Computer Network Engineering.
Applications are accepted September 1st - October 31st each year.
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online on or before October 31st. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, 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 Program for Operations Research Technology," and click on "search." Select "Summer Program for Operations Research Technology" and click "Apply Now." Follow directions as prompted.
To be considered for the SPORT, you must submit a complete application package that includes:
IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please email all other required documentation to Summer_SPORT@nsa.gov.
**Applications are not complete without the requested documentation. If you have applied to multiple positions, you MUST follow the instructions on each posting and send your requested documents to each program separately. Documents (including transcripts) will NOT be shared between programs.
If you have questions about the Summer Program for Operations Research Technology, please contact us at 1-866-NSA-HIRE. You may also e-mail Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or call (410) 854-4726.
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Aug 27, 2015 | Last Reviewed: Aug 27, 2015