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SPA offers talented undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to apply their analytical and technical skills to challenging projects within a corporate culture that fosters learning and growth.

During an internship, you will gain valuable experience while performing interesting work that supports national security decision makers with timely and objective assessments.

U.S. citizenship required. Successful candidates will be subject to a security investigation, must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, and also meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree (or higher level) program at an accredited college/university and have completed at least your sophomore year.
  • Pursuing a degree in the following areas: Operations Research, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Public Policy, Political Science, National Security or Finance/Accounting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team and with little supervision.
  • Have a 3.0/4.0 overall GPA.

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“The most beneficial part of my experience at SPA was being able to work on projects that were actually implemented by the company. I felt like I was making a real contribution.”

“I am expecting to graduate with my master’s degree in the spring of 2016 and would love to have the opportunity to join SPA for the long run.”

““I will say that my experience with SPA was nothing short of amazing due to the quality of the people that I had working over and alongside me as well as the importance of the work I was doing.”

“After my first day here at SPA I knew that this internship was going to be different. From day one I have been welcomed into the SPA family with open arms.”

Commitment to EEO and Affirmative Action

SPA is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action. It is, and will continue to be, the policy of the company to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. We recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SPA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

As provided by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, SPA observes the following:
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.