About the Business Management & Acquisition (BM&A) Summer Internship
Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide professional work experiences that are significant and meaningful to your career and academic goals; enable you to explore the fascinating and unique world of intelligence; and give you the opportunity to serve your country? If so, look no further than the National Security Agency (NSA). NSA’s BM&A Summer Intern Program offers training and experience within a multi-faceted business organization for business majors and/or those interested in applying their math knowledge to financial challenges. This 12-week program offers full-time paid internships to rising college seniors as well as graduate level students to provide the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in a variety of disciplines within the business field. Along the way we will provide an opportunity to attend various operational tours to fully appreciate what the NSA does in defense of our nation.
Your Contribution to the Community/Mission
The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role through budgetary and contract activities that support our nation’s security every day. BM&A relies on the skills of our acquisition, finance, and accounting professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. Based on your major and skillset, you will be assigned as an intern to one of these BM&A organizational missions to apply your skills and gain experience:
Programming and Resources provides sound and accountable financial management, information, and decision-making support to enable NSA to be fully responsive to external oversight requirements. They ensure optimization of resources through corporate oversight of all funds, budget and program build processes as well as the associate execution process.
Audit, Accounting and Financial Services provides sound and accountable audit, accounting, and financial management services, information, and decision support, and enables NSA/CSS to be fully responsive to and compliant with external oversight requirements.
The Contracting Group acquires the supplies and services required to perform the many missions of NSA and each of its directorates. This includes planning, executing and administering contracts and agreements with industry, academia and other organizations across the globe.
Business Analysis and Optimization provides financial and business analysis, cost analysis/estimation, and business intelligence in support of the NSA/CSS resource and investment decision-making processes.
Portfolio offices provide professional program management support to customers in Operations. The program managers work every day within the very heart of the Agency’s most complex, exciting, and impactful programs and directly with operations leaders.
The Program Executive Office/Business Contract Management Group provides Portfolio Management, Business Financial Management and Contract Management support to various NSA Directorates and their missions.
As an NSA summer intern, you will work directly with seasoned BM&A business professionals in these organizations on activities like those below that ultimately impact Agency decisions and operations:
– Developing negotiation positions and/or negotiating multimillion dollar contracts
– Developing the Agency’s annual budget
– Acquiring products and services from industry partners
– Providing financial support in execution of the Agency’s budget and for major acquisition programs
– Analyzing financial, performance, and requirements data for business decision making
Specific skills obtained may include:
– Gaining sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Government planning, programming, budgeting and execution
– Preparing and processing contractual agreements
– Using Agency Business IT systems and tools
– Gaining a working knowledge of the Agency’s acquisition processes
– Learning fundamentals of cost and price analysis of proposals
– Using financial principles to identify trends in data
*Program may be subject to change.*
Join students from across the country and lend your knowledge to national security in one of NSA’s over 25 summer internship programs. This 12 week paid program runs from May/June to August/September and is open to students entering their final year of an undergraduate degree program or a graduate level student. This internship is open to students working towards degrees in Finance/Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Data Analytics, or Mathematics. The program gives students the opportunity to work directly with mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of working directly in NSA spaces.