DIA Academic Semester Internship Program (ASIP) – Applications sought by Jan 31, 2013

DIA’s Academic Semester Internship Program (ASIP) provides promising undergraduate seniors and graduate students enrolled as full-time degree-seeking students at U.S. accredited universities and colleges, located within commutable distances to DIA locations, the opportunity to gain practical work experience in intelligence analysis while enrolled in classes.

When to apply: Applications accepted 15 September 2012 – 31 January 2013

The Agency offers a limited number of paid academic semester internships. Interns can be appointed for two semesters (depending on the university calendar) normally beginning in September. Students may be extended for a second semester, and are employed as part-time temporary employees (working between 16 and 20 hours per week).

Eligibility requirements are the same, regardless of pay status. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at universities and colleges located near/in the following localities only:
    • Washington, DC/Baltimore, Maryland
    • Quantico, VA
    • Reston, VA
    • Charlottesville, VA
    • Huntsville, Alabama
    • Tampa, Florida
    • Omaha, Nebraska
    • Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
    • Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • Miami, Florida
  • Current enrollment in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program which is primarily focused on skills that are deemed critical to DIA such as:
    • foreign area studies
    • computer science
    • business administration
    • human resources
    • public administration
    • international relations
    • legal
    • political science
    • chemistry
    • physics
    • biology
    • microbiology
    • pharmacology
    • toxicology
    • engineering
    • intelligence analysis related courses
  • Completion of 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the time of participation in the program.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the time of application.
  • U.S. citizenship of applicant. Security clearances are not granted to holders of dual citizenship. All students conditionally accepted for internships and all DIA employees are subject to initial and a periodic counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph tests, and drug tests.
  • Please note that the security clearance processing and drug screening test can not be conducted while the applicant is overseas.
  • All applicants conditionally accepted for internships, and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph tests, and drug tests.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Attach an unofficial copy of your transcript to the on-line application. Finalists will be provided with instructions on submitting an official transcript. Please ensure to identify the following information:

  • Identify a functional area of interest.
  • Indicate your geographic preference for work assignment.
  • Indicate how you learned about the Academic Semester Internship Program.
  • Be sure to provide a permanent address, email address and daytime telephone number along with college information, and the term you applying for (Spring or Fall).
  • Include your GPA when submitting your application.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will only be accepted on-line at http://diajobs.dia.mil. Click on “View Vacancy Announcements & Apply for DIA jobs” then click “no” when it asks if you are a current DIA employee. Click on the link to view job postings, then place a check next to “”Academic Semester Intern Program.” Click Apply. Please submit only the information requested.

COMPENSATION

Interns are paid an hourly rate (within GG5 to GG9) depending upon the number of credit hours completed, and relevant work experience. ASIP interns do not receive any benefits.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Applications can be submitted from 15 September 2012 – 31 January 2013.

For additional information contact the Human Resources Manager at 202-231-2736. For additional information about DIA, please visit our world wide website at http://www.dia.mil.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be considered without regard to non-merit factors, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, handicap, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service may apply.

Cyber Careers & Homeland Security ~ How Do I Get Started?

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There are three important aspects of pursuing a cyber career:

  • Telecommunations/Networks are involved. Do you know the technology?
  • You are either defending/responding (information assurance) or attacking communications and information nodes. Do you have a good comprehension of the end-to-end information flow, entry points and decision points?
  • Most employers want certifications. Things constantly change. Certifications constantly change. Are you always pursuing whatever comes next and trying to stay a step ahead?

If your answers to all three of the above questions is ‘yes’ then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers two impressive post-student programs that you should check into to:

  • Secretary’s Honors Program for Cybersecurity Professionals is a two-year program for recent college graduates designed to develop technically skilled cyber professionals across the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Through rotational assignments, participants see how each Component collaborates on cyber-related issues and works first-hand on critical issues or incidents in a fast-paced, growing environment. Candidates are encouraged to participate in the Cybersecurity Internship Program prior to applying for the Honors Program.

ELIGIBILITY:

~ Be a U.S. citizen

~ Be able to obtain and hold a security clearance

~ Have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, Software Engineering, Supply Chain, Information Assurance, Information Technology, Systems Research, Systems Applications, Information Systems, Information Security, Software Assurance, or Business with a specific concentration in one of the above; or have 30 semester hours in a combination of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

  • Emerging Leaders in Cybersecurity Fellowship is a two-year program for recent graduates with a master’s degree and is designed to develop the next generation of cyber leaders within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Emerging Leaders in Cybersecurity Fellows will receive leadership training and work side by side with experts in cybersecurity focusing on mission areas such as identification and analysis of malicious code, forensics analysis, incident handling, intrusion detection and prevention, and software assurance. The Fellows will have the opportunity, through rotational assignments, to see how each component collaborates on cyber-related issues and work first-hand on critical issues or incidents.

ELIGIBILITY:

~ Be a U.S. citizen

~ Be able to obtain and hold a security clearance

~ Have a master’s degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, Software Engineering, Supply Chain, Information Assurance, Information Technology, Systems Research, Systems Applications, Information Systems, Information Security, Software Assurance, or Business with a specific concentration in one of the above; or 30 semester hours in a combination of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

• High School Diploma

• currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Engineering.

• 1 year of college completed.

• Must be able to obtain an Interim Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

• Pursuing a B.S. degree Electrical Engineering

• Familiarity generating C++ code.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 75,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce regardless of age. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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