Student Internship Program (Temporary) - Summer
Company: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: July 15, 2019
Student Internship Program (Temporary) - Summer 2020Denver, CO --
Edwards Afb, CA -- Holloman Afb, NM -- Las Cruces, NM -- Arnold, MO
-- Springfield, VA -- St Louis, MO -- Washington, Dc
Posted: 2019-02-06 - Closing: 2019-09-30
HeaderSource: External Applicants Only
Location: Edwards AFB, CA, Denver, CO, Arnold, MO, St Louis, MO,
Holloman AFB, NM, Las Cruces, NM, Springfield, VA, Washington,
Cover LetterA cover letter is highly recommended, however not
required. A cover letter can be used to highlight specific
accomplishments, skills and objectives. If you choose to submit a
cover letter, it cannot exceed 3,000 characters.
Pay, Benefits, & Work ScheduleBand 01 $18,785 - $59,762
Band 02 $35,854 - $80,505
PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.
Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the
Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and
family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your
For more information on the array of benefits programs, please
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers
world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive
advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals
and first responders.
NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat
support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant,
accurate and actionable Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT). NGA
enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of
Defense (DOD) to fulfill the President's national security
priorities to protect the nation. NGA also anticipates its
partners' future needs and advances the GEOINT discipline to meet
NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global
consortium of more than 400 commercial and government
relationships. The director of NGA serves as the functional manager
for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial
Intelligence (NSG) and the coordinator of the global Allied System
for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In its multiple roles, NGA
receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National
Intelligence (DNI) and Congress.
NGA is headquartered in Springfield, VA and has two major locations
in St. Louis and Arnold, MO. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on
support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations
around the world.
Position SummaryASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: NGA Student Interns perform
a variety of entry-level functions and tasks in support of the
organization to which they are assigned. They are given a work
project that involves problem identification, analysis, and
resolution. Specific duties may include the preparation and
presentation of briefings directly related to work assigned. They
must be in attendance at and enrolled in a graduate, baccalaureate,
or associate degree program. They are placed on a one-year
temporary appointment, which can be extended in one-year increments
until the student graduates. Their 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. Upon graduation, successful interns may be offered the
opportunity to non-competitively convert to a full-time
Additional Position InfoADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In addition to the
eligibility and education requirements, students will be selected
based on academic, background, or work-related experience relevant
to one of the below NGA mission areas or work roles:
- Imagery analysis, imagery science, analytic methodology and
- Collection tradecraft
- Content management and media production
- Aeronautics, bathymetry, cartographic, data management, data
science, data stewardship, human geography, linguistics,
photogrammetry, maritime studies, orbital and earth science
- Cybersecurity, IT architecture & engineering, IT operations and
- Research and Development (R&D) scientist and Science and
Technology Programmatics Officer; areas of focus include computer
vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, geophysics,
mathematical modeling and environmental science
- Contract specialist and purchasing agent
- Contract specialist
- Auditing, inspections, investigations, policy and strategy,
- Financial management and analysis and budget analysis
- Human resources, training and education, diversity and equal
- Program and office administration
- Security and facility management, adjudication,
counterintelligence, information systems, law enforcement,
polygraph examination, security, engineering (civil, electrical,
facilities and mechanical), logistics, installation management and
Furthermore, NGA seeks student interns who demonstrate key
cross-cutting NGA competencies and who will embody NGA core values.
These competencies and values are as follows:
NGA Cross-Cutting Competencies
- Accountability for Results: Takes responsibility for work, sets
and meets priorities, and organizes and utilizes time and resources
efficiently and effectively.
- Communication: Comprehends and conveys information with and
from others in writing, reading, listening, and verbal and
non-verbal actions. Uses a variety of media in communicating and
making presentations appropriate to the audience.
- Critical Thinking: Uses logic, analysis, synthesis, creativity,
judgment, and systematic approaches to gather, evaluate, and use
multiple sources of information to inform decisions and
- Engagement & Collaboration: Recognizes, values, builds and
leverages collaborative and constructive teams to include networks
of diverse coworkers, peers, customers, and stakeholders to share
knowledge and achieve results.
- Personal Leadership & Integrity: Demonstrates personal
initiative and innovation as well as honesty, integrity, openness,
and respect in dealing with coworkers, peers, customers,
stakeholders, and teams. Demonstrates selfless service, a
commitment to excellence, and the courage and conviction to express
their professional views.
NGA Core Values:
- Excellence - Be first rate in all that you do.
- Accountability - Answer for your conduct, even when no one else
- Respect - Leverage diversity and creativity to perform as one
- Teamwork - Work together to achieve common goals.
- Honesty - Be truthful at all times.
Mandatory Qualification ReqsMANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For
this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies
reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include
education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate
qualification by providing specific examples and associated
results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria
specified in this vacancy announcement:
- U.S. Citizen
- At least 18 years of age at time of application
- Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Comparted
- Position is subject to Drug Testing
- Students must be currently enrolled at least part time in an
accredited two-year or four-year college or university degree
program (associates, bachelors, graduate, or post-graduate) with a
graduation date of Spring 2020 or later.
- Students scheduled to graduate prior to Spring 2020 are
ineligible unless accepted and enrolled in a subsequent degree
program. Documentation of subsequent degree program acceptance and
enrollment will be required.
- Students accepted to the internship program must send an
official transcript to Student Programs once the Fall 2019 Semester
- Online application
- Virtual Interview - Qualified applicants will receive an
invitation to complete a virtual interview. The virtual interview
must be completed by the close of the announcement.
- Qualified applicants should expect to provide written and
video-based responses to questions that assess your potential fit
with NGA particularly with respect to the competencies and values
- Resume and current transcript must be uploaded at time of
- Cover letters are not required, but are strongly recommended,
as they provide an opportunity to assess applicants' communication
skills. In your cover letter, please include the following
- Your current year in school (e.g., 1st year undergrad, 3rd year
undergrad, 1st year graduate school, etc.)
- Your anticipated graduation date
- Why you want to work at NGA
- What unique characteristics and/or experiences that make you a
good fit for NGA.
- By submitting your application, you grant NGA permission to
verify any education or experience claimed on your resume.
How To Apply - ExternalApplication submission involves applying
using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line
DCIPS DisclaimerNGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the
Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).
Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands
based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base
salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their
unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each
year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or
bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor
in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary
appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10
U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans'
Preference to preference 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 an external applicant claiming veterans'
preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must
self-identify your eligibility in your application.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program
How Will I Be Evaluated?APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants
will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:
1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory
2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or
panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to
determine the best-qualified candidates,
3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through
an interview process.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment
Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting
Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct
their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant
experience and education for this job opportunity. This description
should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the
performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education
information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed
as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an
institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by
the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code,
annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive
full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be
eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift
Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the
reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants
(i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title
5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may
elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment
as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or
NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you
need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please notify us at email@example.com. The
decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a
Additional Job RequirementsYou must be able to obtain and retain a
Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive
Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a
Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain
access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a
periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine
continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result
in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or
unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are
required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714,
on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility.
Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top
Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted
access to SCIFs.
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