Student Internships

2016 Paid Student Intern Program (PSIP)

The 2016 Paid Student Internship Program is a highly competitive program that seeks to attract bright and innovative students from across the United States for positions located throughout the country. This program is an 8-10 week paid temporary summer work experience designed to expose students, pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees, to the Defense Security Service (DSS) culture and to provide a real-life work experience in various career fields. The program also allows supervisors to evaluate students’ work habits and performance which will facilitate their professional development. DSS is an Excepted Service agency and does not participate in the Pathways Program. Therefore, successful completion of this program does not guarantee a permanent appointment to full-time Federal service; however, students are encouraged to apply to any positions available within the agency. All interested students must complete their applications on when the job announcement opens in mid-late October 2015. Application details to follow.

PSIP Position Locations

  • Headquarters
    • Human Capital Management Office
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Office
    • Strategic Management Office
    • Industrial Security Field Operations
    • Office of Chief Information Officer
    • Financial Management Office
    • Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence
    • Counterintelligence
  • Industrial Security Field Operations Field Offices
    • Capital Region
      • Alexandria, VA
      • Hanover, MD
    • Southern Region
      • Virginia Beach, VA
      • Irving, TX
    • Western Region
      • San Diego, CA
    • Northern Region
      • Philadelphia, PA
      • Andover, MA

2016 Non-Paid Student Volunteer Intern Program (NPSV)

The 2016 Non-Paid Student Volunteer Internship Program offers an unpaid internship experience for outstanding students who are pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. The program provides an intensive educational and experiential learning experience whereby interns are provided with real-life work objectives and tasks provided by individual managers. These assignments serve to support the academic and professional development of the student, as well as, accomplish the DSS mission. This program will commence in January 2016 and continue through April 2016. Days and hours of work are flexible and will be arranged directly with the intern’s supervisor. DSS will accept resume submissions to starting October 1, 2015 and ending October 31, 2015. Please be sure to include “NPSV16” in the subject line of your email.

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