Student Internships

Paid Student Intern Program (PSIP)

The 2018 Paid Student Internship Program is a highly competitive program that seeks to attract a diverse group of bright and innovative students for positions located throughout the country. This program provides a temporary, summer long work opportunity designed to expose students, pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees, to the Defense Security Service (DSS) culture and to provide real world experience in various career fields. The program also allows supervisors to evaluate, and provide feedback on, students’ work habits and performance which will facilitate their professional development. DSS is an Excepted Service agency and does not participate in OPM’s Pathways Program. Therefore, successful completion of this program does not guarantee a permanent appointment to full-time Federal service. However, upon completion of the internship, students are encouraged to apply to any available positions within the agency. All interested students must apply through The DSS PSIP is accepting applications for Summer 2018, through Friday, December 1. Job announcements will be open through December 1, 2017, and can be found here.

Non-Paid Student Volunteer Intern Program (NPSV)

The 2018 Non-Paid Student Volunteer Internship Program offers an unpaid work experience for outstanding students who are pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. The program provides an intensive educational learning opportunity in which interns work with DSS mangers to gain experience in the area of national security. 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 2018 and continue through May 2018. Students in geographic proximity to DSS headquarters and field offices are welcome to apply. For a list of DSS locations, please visit: 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 23 and ending November 22. Please be sure to include “NPSV18” in the subject line of your email.

For additional information regarding both programs, please click here: Intern Flyer

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