Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative application open until January 9 (edit)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently launched the Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative under the 2016 Secretary’s Honors Program. Approximately 75 undergraduate students will complete cyber-security-focused assignments at more than 50 locations across the country for 12 to 16 weeks over the coming summer. The initiative provides students an opportunity to work with top cyber-security professionals in DHS, while learning how the unique missions of their work help protect national security.

Through hands-on experience, DHS aims to have a significant impact on the education of our nation’s next generation of talent. Selected student volunteers will learn about cyber-security missions related to digital forensics, network diagnostics, incident response and a variety of other specialties. Through the initiative, students are able to explore exciting career opportunities, including those available in public service and cyber security.

Eligibility Requirements:
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 This program is open to all eligible candidates so if you are interested please apply. For more information, email DHS at or contact the criminal justice department at Washburn University. 

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