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Student Opportunities

Are you looking for an internship opportunity to develop your skills, enhance your career potential, and make a difference each day? As a member of NGA’s elite student workforce, you will see first-hand how the work you are doing supports national security, disaster relief, and our nation’s warfighters.

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About Student Opportunities

NGA’s interns are the future of the workforce. The work assigned to students is professional in nature and is conducted in a learning environment that provides each student real-world experience and an opportunity to be evaluated for potential long-term employment. Student employment assignments are based on entry-level professional job descriptions, which will involve a great deal of independent and team-oriented work under the guidance of a senior-level supervisor and mentors. 

Who Can Apply

NGA’s student internship programs are open to students at various stages of their education and studying a variety of disciplines. 

  • Open to high school, associate, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.
  • Open to a large variety of degree fields, depending on program.

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What to Expect

Interns are guaranteed real work at NGA. Each intern will have a project or projects set by their supervisor. Student Programs also holds informational events, luncheons, after-work socials -and more for interns. Interns have to opportunity to present their project at the end of the summer and also get to participate in a forum with the agency’s top executives.

Click here to learn more about the security clearance process. 

Internship Application Process

Ready to chart your new path? Learn about NGA's college internship application process, timeline and checklist.


NGA's interns experience many of the benefits of our full-time employees

Paid with sick and annual leave

Onsite workout facility with three hours of paid leave a week

MaxiFlex work schedule

Work/Life balance

With a successful evaluation at the end of the summer, interns could be invited back for multiple summers

Upon successful evaluation and mission need, there is a chance to 'convert' to a full-time employee after graduation