The 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.
Participants spend ten weeks in the program. The skills obtained through this program will vary based on the component's mission.
All DHS Cyber Components
The 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.
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
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.