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INTERN-PROGRAM

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

A comprehensive Individual Development Plan tailored to the specific goals of the individual and the organization.

  • Rotational assignments to other offices within the intern's Directorate, the Agency, and possibly elsewhere within the federal government. The rotational assignments expose an intern to projects and other offices to gain experience relevant to the intern's job
  • Core training for career field development
  • Extensive on-the-job training
  • Annual educational allowance to attend graduate-level courses
  • A formal mentor to assist in career development and work-related decisions and assist in networking within the Agency
  • Rapid promotions while training and working in the new job
  • Entry-level positions

PERMANENT, FULL-TIME POSITIONS

SALARY

  • Salaries vary based on geographical location and are adjusted annually
  • Computer Scientist and Engineering positions offer accelerated promotion opportunities in specific geographic locations
  • Recruitment incentives may be available
  • Student Loan repayment may be authorized

BENEFITS

  • 10 paid holidays
  • 13 days annual leave; increases with years of service
  • 13 days sick leave (unlimited accrual)
  • Thrift Savings Plan - tax deferred (www.tsp.gov)
  • Health and life insurance
  • Federal Retirement System
  • Performance-based monetary and time-off awards
  • Continuous training opportunities
  • Mass transit subsidy for public transportation

QUALITY OF WORK LIFE PROGRAMS

  • Compressed Work Schedule
  • Wellness Program
  • Telework (or telecommuting)
  • Employee Assistance Program

REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Be registered with Selective Service System (males born after December 31, 1959)
  • Obtain and maintain a security clearance

HOW TO APPLY

Current intern positions are posted on the USAJobs web site and are identified by the term "INTERN" in the job title.

For additional job opportunity information during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, the Intern Program Office (IPO) attends various college/university and diversity career fairs. Students may apply for jobs by attending one of these recruiting events. At recruiting events, Intern Program Office representatives and DISA managers will be available at the DISA Recruiting Booth to answer questions about employment and how to apply for Intern positions. Individuals should attend recruiting event to obtain a flyer with information on "How to Apply" for Intern positions and to speak with DISA IPO personnel.