The US Department of Homeland Security is pleased to announce the launch of the spring/summer 2018 Secretary’s Honor Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for current undergraduate and graduate college students.

This program is a part of the Department’s efforts to build a cybersecurity talent pipeline by working with secondary and post-secondary institutions and other key partners in academia and the private sector. Students will 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.

More than 80 student assignments are available at over 40 local DHS field offices across the country. Participating DHS components include:

  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)
  • Management Directorate/Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
  • Management Directorate/Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO)
  • Office of Policy/Cyber, Infrastructure and Resilience Policy, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG)
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS)
  • United States Secret Service (USSS)

The application period is now open for this program. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received starting February 23, 2018, and continue until all selections are made or until the official deadline, March 8, 2018.

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