Employment Opportunities


Are you interested in working in a fast-paced, technology-evolving environment where students and recent graduates have the opportunity to grow their skills, enhance career potential, and advance the mission for warfighters around the world?

DISA offers several programs for current students and recent graduates. The agency is focusing on students who are currently or have been educated in the following areas:

  • Engineering:Electronics/Computer Engineer, Computer Scientist
  • Cyber:Electronics/Computer Engineer, Computer Scientist, IT Specialist
  • Information Technology:IT Specialist
  • Telecom:Telecom Specialist
  • Acquisition:Program Analyst
  • Procurement:Contract Specialist
  • Logistics:Logistics Management Specialist
  • Financial: Budget Analyst, Financial Management Specialist, Accountant
  • Select Specialties: Security Specialist, Management Analyst

DISA Pathways Internship Program

The Internship Program provides students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions - from high school to graduate level - with opportunities to work in a federal environment while earning an education. This is a paid internship program. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.


  • Current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); and professional advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • At least a half time student.

DISA Pathways Recent Graduate Program

The Pathways Recent Graduate program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship.

The program affords recent graduates developmental experiences in the federal government intended to promote possible careers in civil service. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a career in the federal government. DISA recent graduates are placed on two year excepted appointment.


  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying, bachelors, masters, professional, or doctorate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

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DOD Cyber Scholarship Program

The Department of Defense (DOD) Cyber Scholarship Program is designed to assist in recruiting and retaining highly qualified personnel in the cybersecurity concentration to meet the DOD’s information technology requirements for national defense and the security of its information infrastructure.

DOD Cyber Scholars may serve out the terms of their service commitment with DISA.

Scholarship for Service

Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance (IA) professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. The director of the National Science Foundation – in coordination with the director of the Office of Personnel Management and Secretary of Homeland Security – funds the federal cyber scholarship-for-service program as a method to recruit and train information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers to fulfill the cybersecurity mission for federal, state, local, and tribal governments.

SFS recipients may serve out the terms of their service commitment with DISA.

DISA meets the requirement and will honor any service commitment made through these scholarships.