The Department of Homeland Security has launched the 2016 Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative, where approximately 75 undergraduate students will complete cyber-security focused assignments at more than 50 locations across the country for 12-16 weeks, May-September 2016. The Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative provides undergraduate or graduate students an opportunity to work with the top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cyber-security professionals, while learning how the unique cyber-security missions of their department work.
Through hands-on experiences, DHS intends to have a meaningful impact on the education of the nation’s next generation of talent. Selected student volunteers will learn about the DHS cyber-security missions related to digital forensics, network diagnostics, incident response and a variety of other specialties. As a Cyber Student Volunteer, students are able to explore exciting career opportunities, including those available in public service and cyber threats.
Must be a U.S. citizen
Currently enrolled at least part-time in a two or four year college or university
Must be seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or other cyber-security-related studies or career interest
Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Must complete a successful background check
The department has extended the application deadline to January 9, 2016, and interested students may apply via USAJobs.gov. This experience is open to all so if you are interested please apply. For more information email CMSI@hq.dhs.gov for direct responses or the criminal justice department at Washburn University.