Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (GFSD), formerly known as the National Physical Science Consortium, is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry and higher education. GFSD‘s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in STEM fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.
As a member, NSA sponsors students pursuing doctorate degrees in mathematics, engineering, computer science and physics. In addition to providing financial support through membership dues, NSA also provides technical mentoring and at least two summers of employment to each sponsored student.
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.
Benefits During 12-Week Internship
- Annual leave, sick leave and paid federal holidays
- Participation in agency-wide extracurricular programs
- Students who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Ft. Meade, MD, are eligible for a round trip airfare ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government-issued airline ticket.
- Subsidized housing accommodations are available upon request if school is located in excess of 75 miles from NSA main HQs campus.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
- Must be pursuing a graduate or Ph.D. in mathematics, engineering, computer science or physics.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) is preferred.
- A minimum 3.5 GPA in math courses is preferred.
How to Apply
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