Student Opportunities

Office of the University Provost
Center for Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

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National Cybersecurity Student Association

The National Cybersecurity Student Association is a one-stop-shop to enhance the educational and professional development of cybersecurity students through activities, networking and collaboration. This group supports the cybersecurity educational programs of academic institutions, inspires career awareness and encourages creative efforts to increase the number of underrepresented populations in the field.

~ Benefits of Membership are Endless ~

Read more & JOIN today: www.cyberstudents.org


Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

Contact: For more information, contact the CyberSkills Management Support Initiative at cmsi@hq.dhs.gov .

This is for current undergraduate & graduate college students.

These students are able to learn about the DHS cybersecurity mission by completing hands-on cybersecurity work and building technical experience in key areas such as digital forensics, network diagnostics, and incident response.

In the 2016 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative program cycle, over 80 student volunteer assignments are available at over 40 local DHS field offices across the country and eight participating DHS Components, to include:

  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
  • Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
  • Office of Policy/Cyber, Infrastructure and Resilience Policy
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG)

To read an overview of the program, go HERE .


Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: USA

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.

Who can apply?
Applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • be a female student currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university in the United States for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • maintain a strong academic record
  • exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science

For more information about this program visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/anitaborg/us/ or contact Google at anitaborgscholarship@google.com


Boren Awards for International Study

Contact: FDU Students Interested should contact our campus representative Diane Cvitan dcvitan@fdu.edu for information about the program.

The applications for the 2016-2017 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org . Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

The Boren Awards has several special initiatives to diversify the types of students that study abroad and the languages they are studying.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org . You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.


Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MA CCDC)

It's 2016. The country's economy has collapsed. The nation's stock market is in the midst of a catastrophic crash. The monetary system has suffered a cataclysmic meltdown. The government is expected to lead the recovery of this tragic situation, however they lack the experience and expertise. All of this has happened not because of mismanagement, or government over spending, or poor regulations…but because of one thing: an information technology infrastructure full of vulnerabilities that have been easily exploited by cyber terrorists. Now it is up to a team of 8 individuals to implement a Cyber Bail Out.

Read more about Cyber Bail Out, here .


National Cyber League (NCL)

The NCL has a powerful and proven model - provide an ongoing virtual training ground for faculty and students to develop and validate cybersecurity skills using content aligned with individual and team games - which is scalable across many industry certifications, curricula, job roles, and verticals.

Read more about the National Cyber League, [here[(http://www.nationalcyberleague.org/index.shtml).


FBI Honors Internship Program

The Honors Internship Program will be a paid summer program starting June 13, 2016. All interested candidates must apply through www.FBIJobs.gov . Assignments will be based on the current skills needed, and available internship assignments throughout the Bureau.

In order to participate in the Honors Internship Program, a candidate

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Enrolled full-time and attending an accredited college or university
  • Posses an overall 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be classified as an Undergraduate (Sophomore, Junior, or Senior), Graduate or Post Doctorate Student
  • Cannot have graduated before the program begins
  • Must pass all FBI employment background investigation requirements and receive a Top Secret security clearance

The deadline for submitting applications will be posted on the website.


National Security Agency (NSA)

Today's job marketplace is competitive. To get a step ahead you need to gain practical experience before you graduate. Come work with the top professionals in your field at NSA. Our internships, co-op program, scholarships, and work study programs will help you to develop and shape your career well before your studies are through.

The NSA has numerous student internship opportunities as well as professional career opportunities .


Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for safeguarding our Nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats that can affect national security, public safety, and economic prosperity. DHS is actively recruiting ( http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/dhs-cybersecurity ) dynamic cybersecurity professionals in its National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) to help protect the Nation’s cyberspace.

HOW TO APPLY

Employment opportunities are posted on USAJobs at dhs.usajobs.gov . Keyword “NCCIC”, or search/visit following vacancy announcements or visit [http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/dhs-cybersecurity

ABOUT NCCIC

NCCIC is a 24x7 cyber situational awareness, incident response, and management center that is a national nexus of cyber and communications integration for the federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments, the intelligence community, law enforcement, the private sector, and international entities. Qualified candidates must have knowledge, skills, and experience in, but not limited to:

  • Information systems and architecture design
  • Incident response
  • Malware and forensic incident analysis
  • Information security program and project management
  • Information assurance
  • Gathering and analyzing incident data
  • Developing and implementing information systems security programs, polices, and procedures
  • Leading teams in cyber incidents and responses
  • Identifying and analyzing cyber security threats and providing mitigation strategies
  • Identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities, vulnerability scanning and penetration testing
  • Evaluating security incident response policies
  • Reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks

To learn more about the NCCIC visit: http://www.dhs.gov/about-national-cybersecurity-communications-integration-center


Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Services Summer Program (CES SP) for Undergraduate Students

The Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Services Summer Program (CES SP) is open to undergraduate students majoring in mathematics, computer science, or a major with a strong background in math and computer science. CESSP provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduates majoring in mathematics, computer science, and related fields to work directly with National Security Agency analysts on real, mission-critical cryptanalysis problems. As a CES SP participant, you will develop a deep understanding of the vital role that mathematics and computer science play in tackling a diverse set of technical challenges at NSA. You'll also experience firsthand the excitement of working on problems of national importance. If you possess imagination, initiative and intellectual curiosity, apply for the CES SP

For more information, click here .


NAVAL Research Enterprise Internship Program

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 275 college students (200 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students) each year. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at approximately 29 DoN laboratories.

For more information, click here .


National Security Student Association

The National CyberWatch Center is pleased to announce the opening of the National Cybersecurity Student Association! This is an exclusive online community for students in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity programs. Students should go to http://www.cyberstudents.org to sign up to receive notification of when the site goes live. Faculty and professional are encourages to sign up as well. In this online community you will have the opportunity to reach out and share your expertise with students from across the country.


CyberPatriot U.S. Air Force Association's National High School Cyber Defense Competition

Date/Time: Competition Timeline Accessible Here
Register: To register click here .

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.​

For more information, click here .