National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Summer 2020 Internships

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 them. 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 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 employee.

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 geospatial analysis
* 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 analysis
* Cybersecurity, IT architecture & engineering, IT operations and program management
* 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, communications
* Financial management and analysis and budget analysis
* Human resources, training and education, diversity and equal employment
* 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 emergency management

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 outcomes.
* 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 is looking.
* Respect – Leverage diversity and creativity to perform as one NGA team.
* Teamwork – Work together to achieve common goals.
* Honesty – Be truthful at all times.

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