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NSSP Application

PROGRAM BENEFITS
Applicants will be processed for national security clearance by the National Security Agency (NSA) at no cost to the students. A successful candidate will receive a paid summer internship with a participating Partner (defense industry or government agency) and may receive a scholarship of up to $15,000.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
An applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student at an I-Fund member institution--Capitol Technology University, Goucher College, Hood College, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, McDaniel College, Mount St. Mary's University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, St. John's College, Stevenson University, Washington Adventist University, or Washington College. Please email Lori Livingston of your intent to apply at llivingston@micua.org

In addition, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, carry a minimum 3.0 GPA, have earned at least 24 credit hours at the time of the application, and must not have advanced beyond the level of Junior by the application deadline (October 14, 2016). Applicants must agree to complete a paid summer internship prior to graduation. Successful candidates must have an interest in the national security field and major in a relevant subject. (See preferred majors on page 2 or micua.org/nssp.) Note: An applicant attending St. John's College, which does not offer majors, must have a demonstrated record of achievement in a relevant subject area.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Interested applicants must submit a completed application by October 14, 2016, along with the following required documents: 1) Typed resume (refer to http://www.micua.org/nssp) 2) Typed 300-500 word essay (see http://www.micua.org/nssp); 3) Official transcript of grades and credits earned (transfer students must request transcripts from transfer institutions); and 4) Two letters of recommendation addressed to the NSSP Board. A hard copy of application materials should be provided to your campus liaison by the deadline; 5) Apply online for an NSA internship prior to 31 October so that you are recorded in their system.  THIS IS MANDATORY. You wil find the link to the application here. NSA Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology 

Applicants must be available for an in-person interview on either Friday November 10, or Saturday November 11, 2016.

Please format your resume in Word according to the following headings and submit an electronic copy to llivingston@micua.org:

  1. Contact Information
  2. Major/Minor
  3. Employment history/experience
  4. College honors/accomplishments, leadership honors, and awards received
  5. Community activities and organizations

In 300-500 words, and attached as a separate, typed page to this application, write about one of the following three essay topics:

  1. What do you consider the greatest threat to our national security and why?  Please provide current examples of US deficiencies and measures that you would suggest to mitigate the threat.
  2. Many people were engaged in Pokemon Go this summer.  In light of its popularity, how would you recommend we use virtual reality technology to better protect national security?
  3. How would you recommend we balance domestic vs. international national security needs in our current world climate?

PREFERED MAJORS
Business * Computer Forensics * Computer Science * Cyber Security * Economics * Engineering (Software--Java, cloud, Ruby-on-Rails, C, C++, C#; Computer; Electrical; and Systems) * Forensic Accounting * Information Assurance * Information Systems * International Affairs/Relations/ Area Studies * Mathematics * and fields related to these majors. 

Consideration will also be given to Accounting, Finance, History, Languages (Chinese, Persian Farsi, Russian, Korean, Arabic, Pashto, and Urdu), Liberal Arts, Physics, and Political Science

IMPORTANT:

Return completed application to your Financial Aid Office for authorization and processing no later then October 12, 2016.

For more information contact:
Lori Livingston
llivingston@micua.org
140 South Street Annapolis MD 21401
(301) 440-2486

NSSP PARTNERS

Booz Allen Hamilton | CACI | Exceptional Software Strategies | Leidos | Lockheed Martin | NSA | Raytheon | TechUSA | Northrup Grumman | Mantech

IMPORTANT! BEFORE SUBMITTING PLEASE PRINT THIS PAGE TO SIGN AND RETURN.

Signature of Applicant and Date (REQUIRED - Electronic signatures not accepted).

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Signature, Printed Name and Date - Authorizing College Campus Representative:

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