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  5. Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

The Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (CSAP) is designed to give current students an opportunity to work alongside cyber leaders at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Hosted by the DHS Headquarters Office of the Chief Information Officer, CSAP offers apprentices part-time positions throughout the agency. By working side by side with experts in cybersecurity, apprentices will gain valuable work experience and apply concepts, protocols and tools acquired through their academic achievements.

Participants may have the opportunity for conversion to full-time employment upon graduation.

Students participate in CSAP for one year, starting in September 2023, and are required to work up to 20 hours per week.  

Examples of participating components include the Cyber Security Infrastructure Agency (CISA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS Headquarters, and U.S. Secret Service. For more information about DHS Components, visit Operational and Support Components.   

Remote – these are virtual positions that will allow for students across the country to participate.

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 with at least 30 credits completed in an accredited university with a declared major in cybersecurity or an Information Technology (IT) related field
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communications skills

The application is open February 21 – 27, 2023 on USAJOBS. The announcement may close sooner if 150 applications are received prior to the closing date.

Applications will be accepted through www.USAjobs.gov. Create a profile and set notifications to receive job announcements for job series GS-2299 Student Trainee listings.

If you have additional questions, please email the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program at DEI4IT@HQ.DHS.GOV with "Cyber Apprenticeship" 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 Updated: 02/21/2023
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