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The next generation of space leaders

The NRO offers high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in positions related to their field of study. They work alongside professionals to support meaningful projects that directly contribute to the NRO’s mission.

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    NRO Student Internship Program

    Offers training, mentoring, and career development opportunities for high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students to support NRO's mission.


    SMART Scholarship Program

    Provides undergraduate and graduate STEM students with guaranteed employment at a Department of Defense sponsoring facility, such as NRO.


    Military Service & ROTC Internship Program

    Offers a six-week program to train and educate service academy cadets, midshipman, and ROTC students who are pursuing technical degrees related the NRO’s mission, vision, and goals.

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Do You Have What it Takes?

To learn more, check out our internship program overviews, application instructions, and eligibility requirements.

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Where do I fit in the NRO?

Become part of the exciting mission of ensuring our nation's security. Start exploring NRO career opportunities by familiarizing yourself with NRO's career fields.

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The Possibilities are Endless

For more than 60 years, the NRO has leveraged innovation and strategic partnerships to develop, acquire, launch, and operate America's spy satellites.

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