Summer 2022 NRO Cadre Student Internship Program - Human Resources
2022 Summer Internship Application
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) focuses on designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost-efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: our Nation and its citizens.
Are you a ready to learn what it takes to be a member of our vibrant and diverse team experts? Apply to participate in our summer 2022 NRO Cadre Undergraduate and Graduate Student Internship Program today! We’re actively seeking motivated, highly qualified candidates who are interested in the Human Resources (HR) field. The HR field covers a variety of specialties such as: recruiting and hiring, workforce planning, performance management, payroll, career development, data analysis, and training and development. NRO is accepting applications for the Summer 2022 NRO Cadre Student Internship - Human Resources opportunity through midnight, October 13, 2021.
The NRO Cadre Undergraduate and Graduate Student Internship Program provides students pursuing advanced education with paid opportunities to work at the NRO and explore career paths related to their academic field of study or career interests. Interns will receive training and guidance to prepare them to support NRO projects and initiatives.
Summer interns are full-time employees (GG-5 to GG-7) on a temporary appointment for the period of 10-weeks between June and August. There may be opportunities to work over winter break and/or return during subsequent summers based on mission requirements, continued eligibility, and the student's availability. On successful completion of program requirements, recent graduates may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent position.
These opportunities are highly competitive. Those applying to NRO student opportunities must:
- Be a U.S. citizen (interns may NOT hold dual citizenship);
- Be suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
- Be able to obtain and hold a TS/SCI security clearance, including polygraph
- Have favorable results on a pre-employment drug test
- Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited university
- Undergraduates must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours
- Provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application and official transcript upon acceptance into the program from the academic institution reflecting a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0
- Be available for an interview and other applicable processing
- Be available, and geographically located in Chantilly, Virginia, for the 10-week summer program
The NRO Cadre Undergraduate and Graduate Student Internship Program offers various benefits to students including:
- Paid internships
- Paid time off
- Education and training
- Health and fitness facility
- Credit union
Internship (GG-5 to GG-7)
2021 Salary for Washington DC Area:
GG-05 - $39,684 per year or $19.01 per hour
GG-07 - $49,157 per year or $23.55 per hour
These positions are Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) positions in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601.
Applicants are required to provide a resume reflecting applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position.
Applicants are highly encouraged to provide a cover letter. Cover letters cannot exceed 5,000 characters and should include the following:
- Your current year in school (e.g., 1st year undergrad, 3rd year undergrad, 1st year graduate school, etc.)
- Your anticipated graduation date
- Reasons you want to work at the NRO
- The experience you would like to obtain while interning at the NRO
- The unique characteristics and/or experiences that make you a good fit for the NRO
Additional Information about Working for NRO Cadre
Basic Eligibility for a position with NRO:
- U.S. Citizenship is required (interns may NOT hold dual citizenship)
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance
- You will be subject to pre-employment and periodic drug testing
- You will be subject to pre-employment and periodic polygraph examinations
- As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-9 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency if after November 22nd. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
The NRO may offer hiring incentives and other entitlements at management’s discretion.
All new DCIPS employees will be required to serve a 2-year trial period.
DoD Components with DCIPS positions should apply Veterans’ Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Vol 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming Veterans’ Preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties, or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.