Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Student Experience Internship Program 2023

Deadline: Nov. 30 @ 11:59 p.m. EST.

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Student Experience Internship Program 2023

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Student Experience (DSE) is a paid internship program designed to attract diverse and talented sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled full-time in the fall of 2023 in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university. Students have an opportunity to gain marketable developmental experience in counterintelligence and insider threat, industrial security, personnel security, security training, and other DCSA core mission and support areas.

Students typically work for a recommended minimum of 10 weeks from May through August as full-time, temporary federal employees. Students that successfully complete the summer program may be eligible to return to their internship during academic breaks. Students must provide proof of full-time enrollment from an accredited institution in order to be considered. All students will successfully complete the security clearance process for a Secret level clearance and pass a drug screening test prior to receiving a final offer to participate in the program. Students who receive successful performance may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent position if all requirements are met. Funding availability, mission requirements, and other factors may apply.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Enrolled in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of a full-time undergraduate degree program from an accredited college or university in the fall of 2023*
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or above (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of application (must notate GPA in resume)
  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearancee
  • Have the ability to pass pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Reside in the local commuting area of the program location during the summer
  • Meet other qualifications as stated in the application

* Note: Newly enrolled freshman would be required to provide high school transcripts to confirm GPA requirement.

Application Process

The application period for summer 2023 will be open November 1, 2022 and close November 30, 2022, or after the first 100 applications are received for each announcement. Applications will be accepted online at USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov), under the position title “Student Trainee”. Interested applicants can search keywords “DCSA” or “DSE”. DSE opportunities currently accepting applications for summer 2023 include:

 

2023 DCSA Student Experience (DSE) Opportunities
Internships
Available
Intern Position Title Intern Duty Location Org
Code
Unit Name (Branch, Team, etc.) USAJOBS Link
1 Investigative Assistant Camp Lejeune, NC BI BI Old Dominion Area https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686793100
1 Personnel Security Specialist Fort Meade, MD BI Investigations Threat Operations Group https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686800700
2 Consolidated Adjudication Services (CAS) Fort Meade, MD CAS Division 1, Branch 4, Team 1-16 https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686739400
2 Consolidated Adjudication Services (CAS) Fort Meade, MD CAS Division 2, Branch 8 https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686737200
2 Data Science/Knowledge Management Andover, MA Regional Office CI Eastern Region CI Coll Mgmt https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686710900
1 Operations Analyst Quantico, VA CI CI and Insider Threat Directorate, OAG Div. https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686777600
4 Intelligence Operations Specialist Quantico, VA CI Counterintelligence Operations https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686784100
1 Region Reports Officer San Diego, CA CI CI and Insider Threat Directorate, Ops Division https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686708300
1 Change Management Communications Quantico, VA CSO Change Management and Strategic Planning https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686735400
2 Diversity & Inclusion Assistant Quantico, VA; San Diego, CA or Irving, TX DEO Culture & Inclusion Division https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686707100
2 Insider Threat Investigation Aide Crystal City / Arlington, VA DITMAC Analysis & Mitigation https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686768400
1 Assistant to the Regional Operations Officer Philadelphia, PA Field Office DITMAC Eastern Region CI Operations https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686733700
1 Administrative Support Quantico, VA FO Field Operations – Front Office https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686590500
2 Human Resource Assistant Quantico, VA or Boyers, PA HCMO Staffing/ER https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686694300
1 Industrial Research Assistant Hanover, MD IS NAESOC https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686774600
2 Industrial Security Assistant Herndon, VA IS IOFCC1 (Herndon 1) https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686710500
1 Financial Management Specialist Boyers, PA NBIS Front Office/Budget https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686664300
1 Program Support Hanover, MD NBIS Front Office/Budget https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686664700
2 Law Clerk Quantico, VA OGC Office of General Counsel https://www.usajobs.gov/job/687480300
2 Development Auditor Fort Meade, MD; Quantico, VA or Boyers, PA OIG Audit Branch https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686700900
1 Service Support Officer Fort Meade, MD PEO PEO Front Office https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686664800
2 Employment Service Delivery Program Intern Fort Meade, MD; Boyers, PA; Stafford, VA or Quantico, VA PEO Enterprise Service Delivery PMO https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686664600
1 Change Management Analyst Quantico, VA or Fort Meade, MD PEO PM NISS https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686665300
2 Data Scientist Quantico, VA or Fort Meade, MD PEO PM NISS https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686665100
2 Program Analyst Quantico, VA or Fort Meade, MD PEO PM NISS https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686664900
1 Data Architect Quantico, VA; Fort Meade, MD or Arlington, VA PEO OTD https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686665600
1 Data Engineer Quantico, VA; Fort Meade, MD or Arlington, VA PEO OTD https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686665400
1 Data Scientist Quantico, VA; Fort Meade, MD or Arlington, VA PEO OTD https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686665200
2 Jr. Acquisition Program Analyst Quantico, VA PEO Program Management A&R https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686665500
1 Program Analyst Boyers, PA; Fort Meade, MD; Stafford, VA or Washington, DC SEC Business Analytics Office / Data & Analysis Team https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686715700
1 Personnel Security Specialist Hanover, MD VRO Continuous Vetting Industry Operations https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686686600

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