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Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIP/ST)

About the Program

The Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIP/ST) is a full time 12-week summer internship program open to college juniors who are concentrating their studies in the disciplines of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Network Engineering, Software Engineering, or Telecommunications.

The SIP/ST participants have an opportunity to work with leading computer scientists and engineers on the nation's toughest cyber problems while enhancing their skills in assignments related to their major. The students work closely with a project mentor on a specific, mission-focused problem while learning in an exciting high-tech environment.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted September 1st through October 31st of each year.


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


  • 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 is NOT guaranteed.
  • Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main HQs campus.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
  • Must be a college junior or have at least college junior status (high potential sophomores may also be considered)
  • Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between December and March

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 Intern Program for Science and Technology" and click on "Search." Select "Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology" and click "Apply Now." Follow the directions as prompted.

To be considered for the SIP/ST, you must submit a complete application package that includes:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts

IMPORTANT:When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please email all other required documentation to

**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 Intern Program for Science and Technology, please contact us at 1-866-NSA-HIRE. You may also e-mail us at or call (410) 854-4726.

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Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Aug 27, 2015 | Last Reviewed: Aug 27, 2015