In 2020, UNO joined the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) and U.S. Department of Defense in providing a career and research pipeline opportunity for students.
Through this partnership, students looking for unique opportunities to serve their countries are able to explore five different innovative programs that can help them secure internships, find hiring opportunities, or even work directly with the federal government solving national security problems in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense.
The first of these events is the NSIN Hirethon, which is offering students an opportunity to work directly with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Applications are open now with a deadline of Friday, Oct. 23. Interviews for open positions will begin Monday, Oct. 26
UNO students will soon be able to take advantage of any of five programs offered by NSIN. Questions about these opportunities can be sent to Wade Watts, NSIN University Program Director for UNO, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
H4D: A semester-long course is offered at top-tier research universities and provides opportunities to bring DoD leaders together with talented student teams to develop innovative solutions for their most pressing national security problems.
Hackathon: Open to students at events across the U.S. to pitch solutions to DoD challenges in the form of week end competitions, with winning teams awarded funding to continue in the development of their concepts.
Hirethon: Career opportunities are the focus of the NSIN Hirethon program, which connects students with technical skills with DoD customers for full-time employment, internships, and scholarship opportunities within DoD.
Technology & National Security Fellowship: Open to U.S. citizens with undergraduate or graduate degrees with STEM backgrounds and technical expertise for positions in the offices of key decision makers at the DoD and on Capitol Hill.
X-Force: Providing opportunities for entrepreneurs and technologists to solve real-world national security challenges in collaboration with the U.S. military through two NSIN programs: a full-time, in-person, paid summer fellowship and a part- time, remote, volunteer position. NSIN also offers XForce Capstone sponsors, in which students solve Department of Defense challenges in conjunction with a UNO Capstone or project-oriented course. NSIN is working with UNO faculty to make this offering every semester.
Information about the next H4D session will be shared soon.
Information about the next Hackathon will be shared soon.
With its Hirethon program, NSIN provides a unique, accelerated recruitment process designed to directly connect STEM students interested in civil service with DoD organizations looking to hire.
Currently, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), which is located in Crane, Indiana, has a number of positions that are open. Applications are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 23, with interviews taking place from Monday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Oct. 30.
Interested students and recent graduates can apply for positions at NSWC Crane, or contact Wade Watts, NSIN University Program Director (UNO) at email@example.com or 402.968.0361 for further information.
More About NSWC
NSWC hosts skilled professionals who put technical solutions directly into the hands of the Warfighter, ensuring safer missions. The broad customer base includes the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, United States Special Operations Command, Coast Guard, NASA, and many other military, civilian, and foreign military organizations. NSWC Crane has exciting opportunities for scientists and engineers involving full-spectrum life-cycle management and support functions.
Information about the next Technology and National Security Fellowship event will be shared soon.
Information about the next X-Force event will be shared soon.
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