Professional Development


Graduate Opportunities

National Security Agency (NSA) Graduate Opportunities— Today's job marketplace is competitive. To get a step ahead you need to gain practical experience before you graduate. Come work with the top professionals in your field at NSA. Our internships, co-op program, scholarships, and work study programs will help you to develop and shape your career well before your studies are through.

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Historically Black Engineering Colleges (HBEC) Future Faculty Fellowship Program— To develop and attract qualified engineering faculty to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with engineering programs. Each year, three recipients who have agreed to join the engineering faculty of an HBCU after receiving their degrees are competitively selected for study and research support leading to doctoral degrees in engineering.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)— As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens trained in disciplines of science and engineering of military importance, the Department of Defense (DOD) annually awards approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships based upon available funding. DOD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. NDSEG Fellowships will be awarded for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean and engineering sciences.

The National Security Education Program (NSEP)— Designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. Citizens with foreign language and international skills.


Department of Navy (DON) Financial Management Associates Program— The Department of the Navy (DON) Financial Management Associate Program is a mid-level career-development program within the financial management (FM) community of the Department of the Navy. Successful applicants will be assigned to an organization within the DON and given challenging developmental assignments for two years. Upon completion of these assignments, and given an appropriate level of performance, the Associate will be permanently placed within that organization, and will be fully integrated into that command's workforce.

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