Since UC is a CAE-Cyber Operations, the following opportunity is available to
our students (also see: https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html and notice that our NSA Security Education Academic Liaison will be visiting
in mid September (see below) to discuss this with interested students):
Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Cybersecurity
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.
The goals of the CAE in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program are to:
- Introduce our country's future leaders in cyber-related fields to the
agency's mission and share the excitement of working on problems of national
- Provide a deep understanding of the vital role that computer science
and engineering play in enabling the agency to tackle a diverse set of
- Encourage undergraduate and graduate computer science and engineering
students to continue cyber-related studies and careers; and
- Afford participants the opportunity to provide solutions to current
Applications are accepted Sept. 1st - Oct. 31st
Interns are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.
- 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.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
- Must be a college sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student with
at least one semester remaining after the internship.
- Must be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, electrical
engineering or a related discipline and have completed courses in C
programming, assembly programming, networking and operating systems.
Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu.
- Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable
processing between December and March.
Selection priority will be given to students from designated CAE-Cyber Ops
institutions in pursuit of the cyber operations specializations, but students
working on computer science, electrical engineering or computer engineering
programs from other institutions are also welcome to apply. The program is
highly competitive, and is intended primarily for undergraduate students
between their junior and senior years, but exceptional freshmen and sophomores
also will be considered. Graduate students and graduating seniors will be
considered too, but they must be enrolled in a graduate program for fall 2015.
In addition, students who have scored well in the various annual cyber-related
competitions are also invited to apply.
See https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html to learn how to apply.