About NSA Analysis Internships

NSA's Intelligence Analysis Summer Program offers training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline. It is an intensive 12-week paid program that gives rising college seniors or graduate-level students the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field.

From day one, you will be part of a team of experienced intelligence analysts who will supervise and mentor you. After participating in an IA orientation, you will receive extensive training, which you will be able to apply under the guidance of your fellow analysts. These projects are in direct support of NSA's effort to provide a complete SIGINT picture to U.S. policymakers, military commanders, and other members of the Intelligence Community.

Students will learn to analyze foreign communications for vital intelligence missions by apprenticing with experienced language analysts. Geopolitical, cultural and technical knowledge may be used to understand both overtly stated meaning and subtly implied intent as you scan, translate and transcribe foreign communications, then report critical information to U.S. government customers.

The 2019 Summer Language Program is hiring students who are proficient in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian or Turkish. The 12-week paid internship is intended for high-potential college sophomores through graduate students. Foreign language proficiency combined with a wide array of majors and minors will be considered for this program.


• Must be a U.S. citizen
• Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
• Please see individual job descriptions online for additional qualifications.

NSA Analysis Internships

  • Office of Student Programs
  • National Security Agency
  • 9800 Savage Rd
  • Fort Meade, MD 20755
  • Phone: (410) 854-4726


  • Number of Interns: Varies
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid; Students will earn a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.
  • Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • Fort Meade, MD