Student Programs


DCSA Student Experience

The DCSA Student Experience (DSE) is designed to attract diverse and talented students completing their junior or third year of a full-time bachelors program with an expected graduation in Spring 2022 the opportunity to gain marketable developmental experience in critical technology protection, personnel vetting, counterintelligence and other core mission areas. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent position effective after graduation by Spring 2022, if all requirements are met. Funding availability, mission requirements, and other factors may apply.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be completing their junior or third year of a full-time bachelors program with an expected graduation in Spring 2022 from an accredited college or university
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or above (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of application (must notate GPA in resume)
  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Meet other qualifications as stated in the application

Announcements will be open from Monday, February 1, 2021 to Friday, February 5, 2021. For consideration, applications will be accepted online on USAJOBS.gov, or search keywords under Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

DCSA is an Excepted Service agency and does not participate in OPM’s Pathways Program.