CISA Pathways Internship Program Now Accepting Applications for Cyber/IT

Are you curious and passionate about learning how America protects against cybersecurity threats? Then we want you! Start your cyber career with CISA!

CISA is hiring current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level for paid cyber/IT internships. If you are a student interested in the world of cybersecurity, then CISA is THE place where you want to work. CISA is the Nation’s risk advisor, working with industry and government partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build a more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.

Our interns don’t just sit behind a desk. As a CISA cyber intern you will grow your skills and enhance your career potential as you work closely with cyber professionals on mission-focused projects, while learning in a fast-paced, technology-evolving environment. You will have a variety of robust and rich experiences, such as exposure to cybersecurity activities outside your immediate assignments, hearing program officials discuss major CISA and DHS initiatives to keep our Nation’s systems secure, and meeting intern alumni who are now employees. You also can tour our labs, participate in informal brown bags with senior management, and attend exciting local conferences and forums to hear from experts and newsmakers in other executive agencies, Congress, industry, academia, and think tanks about the importance of cybersecurity in safeguarding us against threats to our nation.

Download our cyber intern brochure to see more about the CISA’s cyber intern experience!

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today, if your degree is (or will be) in cybersecurity, computer science, information assurance, information technology management, or a similar degree that requires the development or adaptation of computer applications and/or systems. Join our Cyber Posse to help protect our homeland from cyber threats and #becomeaCISAzen!


High School Students & First Year Freshmen

If you are enrolled as a high school student, have a high school diploma, or General Education diploma, you qualify for the GS 1-2 Student Trainee (IT Management) position. Applications accepted through April 15, 2020. Once you apply, you may also receive an automated email (check your junk box!) with instructions to submit a longer USAHire Assessment. View the announcement for full details and to apply.

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