High School Programs
Whether you're gifted in business, printing/graphic arts or computers, NSA provides on-the-job training specific to your skill set.
Spend your senior year gaining valuable work experience with NSA while earning a salary.
About the High School Work Study Program
The High School Work Study Program is designed for high school students who are enrolled in either Business or Technical Computer classes, and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored work experience program during their senior year.
About the Vo-Tech Program
The Vo-Tech Program is designed for students who are enrolled in printing/graphic arts or manufacturing classes, and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored work experience program during their senior year.
Must apply between 1 September and 15 November of your junior year of high school.
Nature of the Program
When hired, employment is guaranteed from September-June of your senior year, with the possibility of an extension through August 31st. Your temporary, part-time employment category requires a Monday-Friday duty schedule of no more than 32 hours and no less than 20 hours per week.
You'll enhance your educational requirements with on-the-job training and continued participation in work experience at school during your senior year.
As a High School Work Study Program or Model Shop student you will earn a wage consistent with a GGD 01/01 job classification.
As a Vo-Tech Program student you will earn a wage consistent with a WGA 01/01 job classification.
You will earn sick and annual leave in proportion to time actually worked (at a rate of one hour of leave per 20 hours worked). You will also receive paid Federal holidays.
Available High School Work Study Program Positions:
- Office Assistant – Type, file, maintain records, answer phones and operate business equipment such as word processors and personal computers
- Computer Aide – Operate our data processing equipment, often the most sophisticated equipment on the market
Available Vo-Tech Positions:
- Printing/Graphic Arts – Use software to create agency brochures, pamphlets, etc.
- Manufacturing – Use industrial assembly machines
Available Model Shop Positions:
- Machining, sheet metal, fabrication, welding, woodworking, injection molding, and painting and plating
Job Placement After Graduation
NSA cannot guarantee permanent full- or part-time employment after completing the work-study program, however, should a permanent vacancy exist, every effort will be made to place you in one of those positions .
- Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must have an interest and aptitude in business computing and office technology
- Must be a high school junior enrolled in either Business or Technical Computer classes or printing/graphic arts or manufacturing classes (as stated above) with plans to participate in a school-sponsored work experience program throughout your senior year
- An unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred
- Must be 16 years of age by August 31st following your junior year
- Must have reliable transportation for getting to and from work
Making the Grade
- You must meet the standards of performance on the job
- You must maintain an unweighted 2.5 GPA throughout your junior and senior years
- If absent from school, you must be absent from work
- You must achieve satisfactory evaluations from both your work supervisor and work experience coordinator
- You must complete the program year, graduate and receive your high school diploma
- Employment may be terminated if your personal conduct warrants such action
How to Apply
Applications are accepted September 1st through November 15th of your junior year.