The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it has begun accepting applications for the 2017 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative.

The initiative allows undergraduate and graduate students to support the agency’s cyber work at 40 field offices across the country. Participating students receive hands-on cybersecurity work experience in the fields of threat analysis, digital forensics, network diagnostics, and incident response. They also meet with DHS managers and senior leaders for mentoring sessions and professional development events.

DHS created the initiative in April 2013. In 2016, the agency expanded the program to include graduate students.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the National Protection and Programs Directorate, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, the Office of Policy, the Transportation Security Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard will host the upcoming fleet participants.


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Eleanor Lamb is a Staff Reporter for MeriTalk covering Big Data, FITARA, Homeland Security, Education, Workforce Issues, and Civilian Agencies.