Co-op students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation's secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in computer science and electrical or computer engineering. Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment and advanced technologies. In either area, we will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning experiences, since our mission demands that we work on the cutting edge of technology. Students in the engineering field will be involved in the design, development, testing, and evaluation of electronic communications systems. These multi-disciplinary assignments will reach to such rapidly advancing areas as optics, lasers, acoustics, and micro-processors. Computer science majors explore the high-tech opportunities such as object-oriented methodology, multimedia, data warehousing/data mining, design/analysis development of software and systems, client/server development, networking, and Internet technology.