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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 - October 31st 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 is 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
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
  • 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.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between December and March

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online before October 31st. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.M

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 the Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program, your application should include:

  • Official transcripts
  • Resume

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

Questions

If you have questions about the Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program, please contact us at 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 27, 2015 | Last Reviewed: Aug 27, 2015

 
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