The Well-Being Services Summer Intern Program is an intense and exciting 12-week internship open to select college undergraduates or master-level students majoring in the field of Health Promotion & Wellness, Health Education, Nutrition & Dietetics, or related fields. Interns will gain practical health promotion experience within the Office of Occupational Health Environmental and Safety Services (OHESS).
We seek candidates who can demonstrate a variety of skills and abilities including:
- Interpersonal relationship and team-building skills.
- Program design, implementation, and evaluation.
- Organizational skills for project plans and events.
- Public speaking
- Assistance with Meditation and Stress Reduction programs.
- Assistance with Health Promotion and Wellness special programming.
- Partnering with clinical staff to select appropriate health education materials.
- Judgment and insight to develop updates to our wellness web pages.
- Research for cause/benefit analysis and return of investment for wellness programs.
- Research topics and craft health tips for distribution to the Agency workforce.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
- Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.
- Receive annual leave, sick leave and paid federal holidays.
- Participation in agency-wide extracurricular programs.
- Students who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Ft. Meade, MD, are eligible for a round trip airfare ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government-issued airline ticket.
- Daily transportation to and from work is not provided. Students participating in the program are highly encouraged to bring a vehicle. Carpooling with other students MAY be available but NOT guaranteed.
- Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main HQs campus.
Join students from across the country and lend your knowledge to national security in one of NSA's over 25 summer internship programs. These 12 week paid programs run from mid-May to mid-August and are open to undergraduate freshman up to Ph.D. students depending on internship requirements. These internships are open to a wide variety of majors and give students the opportunity to work directly with mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of working directly in NSA spaces.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
- Must have a competitive GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
- Must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking college or university program with at least one semester remaining following the internship.
- Must be available for an operational interview and other applicable processing between the months of December 2019 and March 2020.
- Must major in the field of Health Promotion & Wellness, Health Education, Nutrition & Dietetics, or related fields.
Candidates are expected to have completed some courses in the following areas of study:
- Anatomy and Physiology.
- Health Communication.
- Health Psychology.
- Health Promotion & Wellness.
- Injury Prevention.
- Occupational Safety.
- Statistics and/or Program Evaluation.
How To Apply - External
Applications must be submitted online on or before October 15th. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packages, will not be considered.
To be considered for the Health Promotion and Wellness Intern Program, your application should include:
- Unofficial or Official transcripts.
- A resume.
To submit the online application, you must use our resume builder application tool.
Transcripts may be issued directly by the Registrar, or issued to you by the Registrar, then sent with your application materials. Only originals via post, photocopies of originals via post, scanned copies of originals via email (PDF format only) will be accepted. If your Registrar is capable of directly sending electronic transcripts, please have them sent directly to you and then email the transcripts to Summer_HPW@nsa.gov as an attachment. Please do not send html transcripts accessible via a website or text versions thereof.
Please email all required documentation (transcript and resume) to Summer_HPW@nsa.gov.
**Applications are not complete without the requested documentation. If you have applied to multiple positions, you MUST follow the instructions on each posting and send your requested documents to each program separately. Documents will NOT be shared between programs.
If you have questions about the Health Promotion and Wellness Intern Program, please contact us at the email address above or call 1-844-ICHIRES. You may also e-mail Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or call (410) 854-4726.
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.