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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

 
 

Agency Mission Know the Earth… Show the Way… Understand the world

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is the nation’s premier source of geospatial intelligence. As a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, NGA provides imagery, geospatial and targeting analysis, along with image sciences and modeling for U.S. national defense, disaster relief and safety of navigation. We also provide global support to our Intelligence Community mission partners through NGA representatives stationed around the world. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, NGA operates major facilities in the Washington D.C. and in St. Louis, MO metro areas.

 Position Descriptions

1.  Internship Program (Temporary Hire Students) – Students perform a variety of functions and tasks in support of the organization to which they are assigned. Work assignments will involve problem identification, analysis, and resolution.  Specific duties may include the preparation and presentation of briefings directly related to work assigned.  Interns/Temporary Student Hire appointment terminates upon graduation or when the student no longer attends school, even if the expiration date on the current appointment has not been reached. However, ALL student hires who successfully complete their degree and internship requirements are considered for full-time employment upon graduation!

Relevant academic majors for the program includes the following: 

Accounting, Business , Technology, Cartography, Computer Science, Cultural Area Studies, Environmental Science, Foreign Language Studies, Geodesy, Geography (Physical, Political, Demographic, or Regional), Geology, Geospatial Information Systems, Geophysics, Hydrology, Imagery Science, International Affairs, Human Resources, Finance, Marine Science, Mathematics, Military and Foreign Affairs, National Security or Intelligence Studies, Photogrammetry, Physical Science, Remote Sensing, Social Science, and many other related degree programs.

2. Stokes Scholarship Program – Students perform a variety of functions and tasks in support of the organization to which they are assigned.  Work assignments will involve problem identification, analysis, and resolution.  Scholars must be in attendance at and enrolled in a baccalaureate or associate program.  They are placed on temporary student appointments as full-time employees, and attend their universities full-time during the traditional academic year, and work as full-time interns for a minimum of ten weeks over summer breaks.  Their appointment expires no later than 120 days after completion of degree requirements.  In accordance with NGA mission needs, permanent positions with NGA will be offered to scholars who perform successfully during work periods and complete program requirements.  Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Relevant academic majors for the program includes the following: 

Cartography, Computer Science, Cultural Area Studies, Environmental Science, Foreign Language Studies, Geodesy, Geography (Physical, Political, Demographic, or Regional), Geology, Geospatial Information Systems, Geophysics, Hydrology, Imagery Science, International Affairs, Marine Science, Mathematics, Military and Foreign Affairs, National Security or Intelligence Studies, Photogrammetry, Physical Science, Remote Sensing, Social Science, and related degree programs.

Stokes Scholarship Benefits:

 Up to $18,000 per year for tuition, mandatory fees, books, and supplies

  • Annual, year-round salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Full-time employment upon graduation

Application Instructions:

For official consideration all applications must be submitted through the NGA website: www.nga.mil

  • Click “Current Openings” and search for “Stokes Program Scholar” OR “Temporary Hire Student”
  • Follow the online instructions to submit the application.  Ensure that an email confirming submission has been received. Should any issues arise please contact the NGA Recruitment Center: 571-557-1999 or recruitment@nga.mil
  • Applications will be accepted September 4 – October 12, 2012.

For more information, including position descriptions visit www.nga.mil

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