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  5. Cybersecurity Internship Program

Cybersecurity Internship Program

Learn How to Apply. Click here. The Cybersecurity Internship Program is designed to give current high school and college students an opportunity to work alongside cyber leaders with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Interns are recruited from the nation's high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs and will have the opportunity to apply concepts, protocols and tools acquired through coursework in the real world by working with cybersecurity/information technology experts or in cybersecurity/information technology support areas. Internships focus on DHS mission areas and include identification and analysis of malicious code, forensics analysis, incident handling, intrusion detection and prevention, software assurance, data management, cloud/web services, and network operations.

Participants spend 10-12 weeks in the paid internship program. The skills obtained through this program vary based on the component's mission.

All participating DHS Information Technology Components.

Majority of placements are virtual; select placements require intern to be in-person.

To be considered you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old when accepted into the program, enrolled in high school or an accredited two or four year college, or graduate school with coursework in a cybersecurity/information technology, or cybersecurity/information technology support area
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrate project leadership ability

The 2024 application cycle has closed.

Thank you for your interest in career building opportunities at DHS. The internship application period for the summer 2024 is now closed.

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 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 Updated: 03/07/2024
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