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GBC Academy Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program

The National Security Agency, in partnership with the GBC Academy and US Cyber Command's DreamPort Program, seeks applicants for an eight-week paid internship program designed for college juniors and seniors about to enter the technical workforce currently enrolled in an institution designated as a CAE-CD or CAE-CO by the National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity.

The GBC Academy Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) Program seeks out students who are self-motivated, are dedicated to solving challenging problems, and have a passion for cybersecurity.

The organization provides internships that are virtual and in-person internships at GBC Academy partner facilities. The GBC Academy will host a virtual internship for a maximum of 20 students. The GBC Academy CAE-C Program operates Monday through Friday, with live and asynchronous events, with hands-on and self-paced learning. Participants are expected to complete 20 hours a week and will be paid a stipend of $20/hour for eight weeks.

The program will strive to schedule live sessions between the hours of noon and 4:00 p.m. EST to allow for geographic separation. Participants are expected to have a reliable internet connection and computer with audio and camera capabilities sufficient for participation in virtual meetings. Participants in the program will receive hands-on experience with the GBC Academy with access to a physical and virtual cyber range and technical skills training content partners that include Elastic, Cybrary, AWS, and numerous others. This rich library of on-demand and live technical cyber skills training enhances the internship with real-world hands-on experiences. Interns will also work on diverse assignments related to Defense Industrial Base cyber challenges and will have the opportunity to work with mentors to solve real-world problems.

Applicants Must:

  • Be a current senior with at least 90 credits earned
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • At least nine credit hours in the following or equivalent subject matters:
    • Network administration/security data science

    • Applications security information assurance

    • Network engineering

    • Systems engineering

    • Software engineering (Python, C, C++, Assembly language, embedded programming)

    • Data communications (or equivalent)

    • Database security

    • Computer and network forensics (or equivalent)

  • Be a US citizen

  • Pass a background check

To learn more and apply to this program, visit the GBC website.