Cyber student volunteer initiative at DHS has started accepting applications
WASHINGTON. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are accepting applications from current undergraduate and graduate students for the 2016 Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative. Starting in the spring of 2016, over 50 students selected will complete volunteer assignments supporting the DHS cyber mission at department field offices.
Because of this program, students will gain hands-on cybersecurity work experience that is performed at DHS. Experience will include in activities such as cyber threat analysis, digital forensics, network diagnostics, and incident response – all the while participating in mentoring and professional development events with DHS managers and senior leaders.
DHS created the initative in April 2013. In 2015, it was expanded to feature more than 50 student assignments across more than 30 states. Students selected will complete assignments at the following organizations: Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Management Directorate/Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Office of Policy/Cyber, Infrastructure and Resilience Policy, Transportation Security Administration, and United States Coast Guard.
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