Scholarships and Fellowships

National Security Agency Opportunities

The National Security Agency has a number of programs designed to prepare undergraduates for careers in the field of intelligence.

The first opportunity allows students is a two-year summer language program. Students interested in one of the five critical languages offered are paired with a senior language analyst. The program consists of two twelve-week terms, divided between two consecutive summers. At the end of the second term, a conditional job offer may be extended to program participants. More information on this program can be found here.

Applicants to both of the above programs are required to be US citizens and be able to receive security clearance. Additional qualifications are specified on the programs' websites.

The second program offers rising seniors the opportunity to experience first-hand the world of cryptology. For twelve weeks during the summer between their junior and senior years, students are introduced to multiple cryptological disciplines. The program consists of formal classroom instruction, workshops, and agency facility tours. More information can be found here.

The NSA offers a number of internships, co-ops, and scholarships as well. The details about these additional programs can be found at this site.