Department ofComputer Science & Computer Engineering

National Security Agency Internships

The National Security Agency (NSA) has some great internship opportunities.  The application deadlines vary, but the NSA is accepting applications from September through October 31 or November 15, 2012, depending on the program.  Here are some of the great opportunities for computer science and computer engineering majors:

Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP)

The Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP) is an intense and exciting 12-week immersive internship open to select college undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Computer Science or closely related disciplines. Interns are assigned to projects that contribute to NSA's mission. Projects culminate in a short presentation and technical paper. Application deadline:  October 31, 2012

Cryptologic Access Summer Intern Program (CAP)

The Cryptologic Access Summer Intern Program (CAP) brings college students into the SIGINT world for internships during the summers after their freshman, sophomore, and junior years. This program permits such students to actively participate in or support on-going SIGINT Collection operations that satisfy national intelligence needs. As a CAP Intern, you will work directly under the guidance of veteran SIGINT Collection professionals managing specific collection operations; have the opportunity to travel to a SIGINT field site (funds permitting); and work with a senior mentor to develop career aspirations in the Cryptologic Access arena. Application deadline:  November 15, 2012

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted on or before the specified due date above. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packages, will not be considered.  To submit a resume online during open season, click any “Apply Online” link.To submit a resume online during the application period, clidk any "Apply Online" link.  Under "Basic Job Search," type in the keywords for the program in which you are interested,  “Computer Science Intern Program" or "Cryptologic Access Summer Intern Program,” and click on “Search.” Select the desired internship and click "Apply Now."  Follow the directions as prompted.  

To be considered for either internship program, you must submit a complete application package that includes:

  • A resume*
  • Official transcripts

*A well-written resume will include your contact information and current and past degree seeking programs with descriptions that include: major, GPA, attendance dates, anticipated graduation date, degree objective, lists of relevant courses taken, including the current semester's course list, awards, honors, and recognitions, as well as any relevant experiences and projects.  For additional information, please e-mail ljmcwee@nsa.gov or call 410-854-4726.