US flag signifying that this is a United States Federal Government website   Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Cybersecurity Internship Program

 

Program NameCybersecurity Internship Program
DescriptionThe Cybersecurity Internship Program is designed to give current students an opportunity to work alongside cyber leaders with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Interns are recruited from the nation's top undergraduate and graduate programs to put their academic achievements and intellect to use during a critical time in American history. Interns will have the opportunity to apply concepts, protocols and tools acquired through coursework in the real world by working side by side with experts in cybersecurity. Internships focus on mission areas such as identification and analysis of malicious code, forensics analysis, incident handling, intrusion detection and prevention, and software assurance. Interns will have the opportunity to be selected into the bachelor's or master's-based Cyber Fellows Program within the DHS Secretary's Honors Program after graduation.
Program Length

Participants spend ten weeks in the program. The skills obtained through this program will vary based on the component's mission.

ComponentAll DHS Cyber Components
LocationWashington, D. C.
SalaryThe approximate salary is $5,800 for the 10-week, full-time, internship. Salary will be determined based on prior work experience, education and DHS Cyber Component requirements.
Eligibility Requirements To be considered you must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be able to obtain and hold a security clearance
  • Be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program in an accredited university with a major in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, Software Engineering, Supply Chain, Information Assurance, Information Technology, Systems Research, Systems Applications, Information Systems, Information Security, Software Assurance, or Business with a specific concentration in one of the above
  • Demonstrate oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrate project leadership ability
Application PeriodThe application period is currently closed.
Application Requirements and How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through www.USAjobs.gov. Please continue to check back for more information about the job posting.

Who to Contact for Additional Information

If you have additional questions, please email the Student and Entry Level Programs in Cyber Coordinator at cybersecurityfellow@hq.dhs.gov with "Cyber Internship" in the subject line. 

Please visit the Join DHS Cybersecurity page for more information on opportunities in Cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security.

 

Last Published Date: February 5, 2014
Back to Top