Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIPIA)

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
The Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIPIA) is a 12-week summer program accelerating participant's careers in the field of Information Assurance (IA) by offering hands on technical experience while working for the National Security Agency. SIPIA hosts rising juniors and seniors pursuing Bachelor's degrees as well as students pursuing Masters and Doctorate degrees in the technical fields listed below. Interns will be involved in projects that enable the cyber mission force through current analysis, expertise, training and tools. Interns will be involved in IA projects, including protecting and defending the nation's information systems networks and outmaneuvering cyber adversaries.",

The Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIPIA) is a 12-week summer program accelerating participant's careers in the field of Information Assurance (IA) by offering hands on technical experience while working for the National Security Agency. SIPIA hosts rising juniors and seniors pursuing Bachelor's degrees as well as students pursuing Masters and Doctorate degrees in the technical fields listed below. Interns will be involved in projects that enable the cyber mission force through current analysis, expertise, training and tools. Interns will be involved in IA projects, including protecting and defending the nation's information systems networks and outmaneuvering cyber adversaries. To participate in this program, students must return to school for at least one semester following the internship.

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted between September 1 and October 31 this year, but please refer to the individual job listing for specific dates (see the How to Apply section below for additional details).

About the Program:

For purposes of this program, IA encompasses the scientific, technical and management disciplines required to ensure computer and network security, such as:
- System/network administration and operations
- Systems security engineering
- Information assurance systems and product acquisition
- Cryptography
- Threat and vulnerability assessment, including risk management
- Cyber security
- The operations of computer emergency response teams
- Information assurance training, education, and management
- Computer forensic
- Defensive information operations

Students must major in one of the following or related academic disciplines:
- Cyber Security
- Network Security
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Information Security/Systems
- Computer Forensics
- Software Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering Technology
- Welding & Fabrication Engineering Technology
- Advanced Manufacturing Technology

*Program may be subject to change.*

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