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Transitioning YOU from the College Campus to the Cleared Workforce

As the Intelligence Community’s premier Information Technology managed services provider, CSRA combines best-in-class commercial practices with outstanding customer service. With CSRA providing innovative, next-generation technology solutions, its customers have been able to respond more effectively to a rapidly changing mission, improve information assurance, and better focus their human resources on core missions.

Are you interested in joining an exciting company with a mission that is critical to our National Security efforts? CSRA’s National Security Early Talent Program is a fast-paced development program designed for high-performing individuals who want to gain a broad exposure to IT.

Gain On-the-job Experience

CSRA's National Security Early Talent Program allows you to enter the workforce as a cleared employee through one of two methods.

  1. Directly into a program assignment based on desired work and readily available skills
  2. Experience different assignments in areas like service/help desk, cyber security, data analytics, cloud computing, application development, network designing, information security, and other IT projects. This usually starts with a term on the customer front-end (service desk enterprise operations) and then a rotation or direct assignment thereafter.
  3. As an uncleared employee who works in our innovation center while your clearance processes (based on job openings)

We also pair you with mentors— individuals and teams who will provide guidance and insight to help you start your career. 

Grow Your Skills

The National Security Early Talent Program also helps you develop your technology and leadership skills through a variety of courses offered by our company as well as the ability to continue to your education and pursue industry certifications.

Begin a Rewarding Career

The goal of the program is to get you to full-time employment, with a degree and a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance. From there you are a member of the of the professional workforce. Should there be a delay in security processing, CSRA will bring you on-board provisionally depending on the circumstances. Check out the FAQ below for program details.

Get Started!

Attention 2019/2020 Grads! Begin your rewarding career in Intel, check out our current openings below and apply today!

Whether it was through our monthly lunch and learns, daily scrum standups or developer hangouts, the hands on experience I gained through the Early Talent Program drove the skills I needed to secure a highly desired position on a cleared program.
Benjamin Gianni, Software Engineer
Benjamin Gianni, Software Engineer Associate Title

Security Clearance FAQ

How does CSRA's clearance process work?

What does having a clearance mean?

A security clearance is a determination by the United States Government that a person or company is eligible for access to classified information. The term “eligibility for access” means the same thing as security clearance and appears in some government record systems.

How long does the entire clearance process take?

Once the polygraph is completed, it takes about six months, although we can’t guarantee this timeline. It varies based on the government’s deadline, your background, and more.

Will there be work to do before the clearance comes through?

Potentially. CSRA cannot guarantee any work, but we will alert you if we have anything in the meantime.

What is casual employment?

Casual employment is not a standard employment position or internship. It is a unique opportunity for CSRA to sponsor you for a clearance while you focus on the tasks and classes needed to graduate from college.

How is performance in the program evaluated?

During the “casual” status period, performance is measured by participation in meetings and ongoing progress of a college degree. Should work be made available, specific task performance criteria will be established. When someone advances from casual to full-time employee, they are held to the same performance expectations as all of CSRA’s professionals, which include supporting CSRA’s business imperatives and behaviors.

Our Culture
From helping our government customers meet their mission and operational challenges, to addressing critical needs within our local communities, we are passionate and driven to make a difference. Together, we are committed to a stronger and better future for America through next-generation thinking made real today.
Career Events
Whether you’re an established career professional, a new college graduate, or a veteran ready for post-military life, you can learn more about our job opportunities – and chat with current CSRA team members – by attending one of our upcoming events.