STEM Internships

DoD STEM internships allow high school and college students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research, solving real-world problems at DoD laboratories and facilities.

Consortium Research Fellows Program

The Consortium Research Fellows Program (CRFP) is a partnership between the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and several Department of Defense agencies. The CRFP fosters a strong relationship between the higher education community and DoD. Students work in Defense settings, become more knowledgeable about research and development, and increase the country's pool of scientific talent. Professors lend their specialized expertise to DoD projects and widen the scope of their research. Government researchers accomplish their goals more efficiently and develop new areas of inquiry. Transfer of technology accelerates. When the higher education and Federal research communities cooperate, everyone benefits. Open to undergraduates, graduates and post docs.

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

Cooperative Education Program

The Cooperative Education Program (NSA) operates under a rotational program, alternating semesters of full-time work with full-time study from entry into the program until graduation. We require a minimum of 52 weeks of co-op work experience prior to graduation. During your work tour, you will work a regular 40-hour week. Each work tour is designed to reveal the specific areas you may want to focus on as a career.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis Summer Program

The Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis Summer Program (CASASP) gives undergraduate mathematicians and computer scientists a chance to contribute to mission-essential technical operations at the National Security Agency (NSA). Our mission is to transform collected data into a format analysts can readily consume for intelligence purposes by analyzing signals and protocols, and overcoming security measures. Each summer we invite twelve students to learn, use, and further NSA’s tradecraft as they work on operational problems of national importance. If you possess imagination, initiative and intellectual curiosity, apply for the CASASP.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program

The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program (CAE-Cyber Ops Summer Intern Program) is the National Security Agency's (NSA) premier outreach program for students enrolled in the Cyber Operations specialization at NSA-designated universities. Selectees will be invited to participate in a 12-week summer program to gain knowledge of specific cyber-related topics and apply educational knowledge to address various real world mission-related technical challenges. Participants in the program will work on a broad range of problems involving applications of computer science and engineering.

Location: 
Ft. Meade, MD

Cyber Summer Program

The Cyber Summer Program (CSP) is the National Security Agency's (NSA) premier outreach effort to the very best undergraduate and graduate computer science, engineering, mathematics, network security and information assurance students in the country. Each summer we invite up to 24 exceptional students to participate in a 12-week program where they work together, and in teams, directly with NSA technical professionals on mission-critical cyber-related problems.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Data Center Management Intern Program

Data Center Management (DCM) is a dynamic, emerging field created to govern the facilities and complex engineering frameworks that support massive parallel computing systems. DCM involves an unprecedented integrated approach that combines power and HVAC engineering disciplines with telecommunications and business management.

All of these branches of knowledge join together to help create a safe and secure environment where parallel computing systems and their infrastructure can operate at peak efficiency with optimal potential for future expansion. DCM also involves ensuring that efficient and forward-thinking practices are implemented during the construction, installation and maintenance projects that occur regularly within the walls of an operating data center.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Director's Summer Program

The Director's Summer Program (DSP) is a highly competitive program that seeks to reach the nation's most outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer, we invite exceptional undergraduate students to put their problem-solving skills to the test in mathematics, cryptology and communications technology. These problems often involve applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, analysis, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, and computer science.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Field Site Internship Program

The National Security Agency has limited positions for a 12-week summer internship at our field sites in Georgia, Hawaii, Colorado, or Texas. Interns will join NSA's highly energetic, highly mobile and incredibly challenging team environment focused on the real-time protection of our troops in harm’s way while also providing high level policy makers with critical information for National-level decisions. Not only is the mission incredibly rewarding, the NSA considers their work environment to be an entrepreneur’s dream. You bring the talent and expertise and we will provide the challenge and opportunities. Opportunities to be part of real mission solutions and opportunities to lead those projects and brief leadership. Take charge of your professional development and experience a “once-in-a-lifetime” internship.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Graduate Mathematics Program

In the Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP), you'll collaborate with top Mathematicians and Statisticians in the country, solving problems critical to the success of our missions. You'll have the opportunity to learn and develop cryptomathematical theory and to apply the theory to operational problems. GMP participants work together on problems involving mathematics, statistics, data analysis, cryptology and communications technology. Students document their work in technical papers which are internally published at the agency. State-of-the-art computing resources are available, as well as computational software packages, such as Mathematica, MATLAB, Magma, MAPLE, S-PLUS and R.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Griffiss Institute Summer Internship Program

The Griffiss Institute Summer Internship Program is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through Ph.D. level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects. The majority of the students selected will be majoring in technical fields such as electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mathematics and physics. There could be a few positions available in accounting and finance and multimedia (such as graphics, graphic communications, and marketing). Open to high school students as well as undergraduate and graduate students.

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Rome Research Site, Rome NY