Overview of the Summer Program for Operation Research Technology (SPORT) at the National Security Agency

Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Math Science Building 111
Speaker: 
Coralie and Sean

SPORT is a 12-week paid summer internship offered by the National Security Agency (NSA) that provides 8 U.S. Citizen graduate students the opportunity to apply their technical skills to current, real-world operations research problems at the NSA.  SPORT looks for strong students in operations research, applied math, statistics, data science, and other related fields. This one-hour presentation is designed to provide background and information to give students an idea of the general kinds of problems they might work on as part of the SPORT program, and generate an engaged Q&A session. Please note, the presentation is open to anyone, but the SPORT program is only open to U.S. citizen graduate students who are graduating December 2019 or later.

Program Highlights:

-- Paid internship (12 weeks, late May to mid-August 2019)

-- Applications accepted September 1 - October 31, 2018

-- Opportunity to apply operations research, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and/or engineering skills

-- Real NSA mission problems

-- Paid annual and sick leave, housing available

-- Flexible work schedule

-- Opportunity to network with other Intelligence Agencies