NSA Opportunities for Cyber Professionals

Posted on 9/25/14 12:00 AM

The National Security Agency (NSA) anticipates hiring in excess of 1,000 personnel in the coming year. NSA currently has a number of openings for full-time positions in all of its mission areas. Students receiving degrees in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, systems engineering, or other information security and cyber-related disciplines are encouraged to apply.  

NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate believes students from the NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence may be particularly interested in the following positions. Students may apply for these full-time positions by visiting the NSA Careers website and selecting the position numbers listed below:

  • 1049471 - Information Assurance Professionals
  • 1049473 - Cyber National Mission Force Mitigation Analyst
  • 1049475 - Trusted Engineering Solutions – Architecture and Engineering Development
  • 1049476 - Software Project Manager
  • 1049477 - Cyber National Mission Force Targeting Analyst
  • 1049478 - Network Vulnerability Analyst
  • 1049479 - Network System Engineer
  • 1049480 - Computer Forensics Analyst
  • 1049481 - Penetration Tester/Analyst
  • 1049482 - Network Analyst
  • 1049484 - Software Developer for Cloud
  • 1049485 - Communication Systems & Technical  Vulnerability Analyst
  • 1049486 - Software Engineer
  • 1049487 - Software Engineer/Web Developer
  • 1049488 - Network Analyst
  • 1049489 - Software Engineer
  • 1049490 - Vulnerability Analyst
  • 1049491 - Information Assurance Client Engagement, Corporate Communications, & Marketing
  • 1049723 - Computer Network Operations Development Program (CNODP)

Student Internship, CO-OP, and Scholarship Opportunities

The NSA has over 20 different summer internship programs in addition to CO-OP and scholarship programs that, like the full-time positions, support all mission areas and offer exciting opportunities in a wide array of disciplines, for example:

  • 1048703 – Summer Internship Program for Information Assurance (SIP/IA)

Information on student internship, CO-OP, and scholarship opportunities can be viewed by visiting the NSA website and selecting the “Student Programs” link. To apply for current opportunities, select the “Job Search/Apply Online” link. Using the key word search, enter “internship,” “CO-OP,” or “scholarship.”

The application deadline for most of the summer internships is October 31; however, some of the math-related internship deadlines are as early as October 15.

Please Note:

  • U.S. citizenship is required for all applicants.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.
  • NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

For questions concerning the application process, please contact NSA Recruitment and Staffing at: 1-866-NSA-HIRE (1-866-672-4473) or e-mail customercare@NSA.gov.