STEM Programs

Human Resources (HR) Intern Program

Summers at NSA will be educational and exciting for undergraduates majoring in Human Resources (HR) (an alternative major with a minor or concentration in Human Resources is also acceptable). HR Interns at NSA will gain practical HR experience while putting their intelligence and creativity to work at the world's technology leader and top cryptologic organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community. NSA HR interns will spend the summer working in one of these specialty areas: Total Compensation, HR Strategies, Recruitment and Staffing, Benefits and Employee services, HR Information Systems, or Global HR Service Delivery.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Intern Program

The Industrial and Organizational Psychology Intern Program is a 12-week internship for graduate students enrolled in an M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. program in industrial and organizational psychology or a related field. The program is designed to provide the individual the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience by working alongside psychologists in areas of personnel assessment (i.e., research and development work to support assessments used to select applicants for mission critical positions), organizational design and development, human capital systems design and consulting, occupational/job analysis, organizational assessments and workforce surveys, and program evaluation. Through this work, the HR Strategy and Program Design unit is working to better understand people, organizations, and the impact of management practices.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Installation & Logistics Intern Program

The Installation & Logistics (I&L) Intern Program is intended for individuals interested in project management and electrical, power, mechanical or civil engineering fields, and supply chain and business management operations. In addition to gaining valuable work experience, interns will gain substantial exposure to NSA’s mission operations through I&L’s supporting functions.

Interns will have the opportunity to interact with leaders on a daily basis and receive unparalleled mentorship and professional development, as well as gain a deeper understanding of NSA’s mission through tours of various facilities and sites. The internship will culminate in a final presentation to Senior Leadership, describing their projects and summer experience at NSA. By the end of the program, students will be skillful in their understanding of the infrastructure backbone of an intelligence agency.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Intelligence Analysis Summer Internship

The Intelligence Analysis (IA) Summer Internship offers the opportunity for training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline. The IA Summer Internship offers full-time paid internships for undergraduate and master's degree students each year. It is an intensive 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate level students the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field. NSA summer interns participate in training and apprenticeship to senior NSA analysts on vital strategic intelligence targets pertaining to special and ongoing projects. The projects and the accompanying analysis supports NSA's effort to provide a complete SIGINT picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders, and other Intelligence Community (IC) members and partners.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is a collaborative effort with the research arm of the Army, Navy and Air Force and administered in cooperation with nationwide colleges and universities. JSHS aims to prepare and support students to contribute as future scientists and engineers -- conducting STEM research on behalf of or directly for the Department of Defense, the Federal research laboratories, or for the greater good in advancing the nation's scientific and technological progress. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force, Army, Navy

MATHCOUNTS

DoD STEM supports MATHCOUNTS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides engaging math programs to U.S. middle school students of all ability levels in order to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem solving. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. MATHCOUNTS provides students with the kinds of experiences that foster growth and transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success.

For more than 30 years MATHCOUNTS has provided enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students and free, high-quality resources to educators. Every child is unique, but we believe all children are capable of seeing the beauty and joy of math, whether they come to us already passionate about math, or intimidated by it.

Location: 
Nationwide

MDA Engineering in Art: 3-D Art in Motion

Third- and fourth-graders participating in summer programs at Girls Inc. and Boys and Girls Club's study and create kinetic sculptures by applying the engineering design process and learning basic scientific concepts (e.g. force, mass, friction, weight, and balance). Program finale is an exhibit for participants' work in an art gallery. 

Military Branch or Component: 
MDA
Location: 
Huntsville, AL

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to those pursuing a doctoral degree in one of 15 supported STEM disciplines of interest to the DoD.

The DoD is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation's scientists and engineers, and towards this end, has awarded nearly 3,400 NDSEG fellowships since the program's inception in 1989. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), under the direction of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E).

Military Branch or Component: 
All Services

National Math + Science Initiative

The National Math + Science Initiative increases student access and achievement in rigorous math, science and English to prepare them for the 21st century economy. In partnership with DoD STEM, NMSI has formally served schools that educate the children of uniformed active-duty military personnel since 2010, currently reaching more than 215 military-connected high schools across 31 states and serving 93 installations and all four military services.

Military Branch or Component: 
All Services
Location: 
Nationwide

National Physical Science Consortium Doctoral Fellowship Program

The National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) is an organization of leading universities, national laboratories and corporations that aims to increase the number of qualified U.S. citizen Ph.D.s in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It emphasizes recruitment of a diverse applicant pool of women and historically underrepresented minorities.

NPSC offers a unique six-year doctoral fellowship program in astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geology, materials sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and their subdisciplines. The consortium is dedicated to increasing the existing pool of Ph.D.s to provide industry and higher education with diversity and balance for the future of scientific research in America. As a corporate member of the consortium, NSA sponsors students pursuing doctorate degrees in mathematics, engineering, computer science, and physics. In addition to providing financial support through membership dues, NSA also provides technical mentoring and at least two summers of employment to each sponsored student.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA