UPDATE - After the application for the Secretary's Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative had been posted, the following 5 locations were added:
If you are interested in applying for any of these locations, please complete the application found here: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/4136.
A complete application package consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to SciEdPrograms@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
Detailed information about the program can be found at:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is pleased to announce the launch of the sixth cohort of the Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) program. SHP CSVI is a nationwide program offering volunteer opportunities to current undergraduate and graduate students from 2 and 4 year academic institutions, the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on cyber experience through participation in challenging projects, real-life scenarios, while receiving mentoring from DHS cybersecurity professionals. This initiative provides a way for the Department to expand the pipeline of future cyber talent needed to execute the unique cybersecurity mission at DHS Components.
In 2017, 64 student volunteers were placed in 23 states. Since 2013, the SHP CSVI program has placed 258 students in 40 states. In each instance, students supported and positively impacted DHS’s ability to meet the Department’s current cyber mission, while personally gaining valuable skills needed to fulfill educational goals, ultimately, filling the pipeline of cybersecurity professionals available to fulfill future DHS requirements.
Students selected for the Secretary’s Honor Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) program will have a unique opportunity to learn about the cybersecurity work performed by DHS. Each assignment will be unique; possible opportunities include:
The links below will lead you to information specific to each identified DHS Component’s cyber mission and the skills and/or coursework needed to be considered for placement with each DHS component this year.
Select the link for each component to read detailed information for each one.
The application cycle for 2018 will open February 15, 2018, and close March 15, 2018, at 3:00P.M., EST.
Please note this application observes a rolling deadline. The review and selection process will start on March 1, 2018. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received and continue until all selections are made or until the official deadline, March 15, 2018. We encourage you to submit your application early to increase your chances of being selected.
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen who is at least 16 years of age at the date of this application, and am enrolled at least part-time in a degree seeking program in pursuit of an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree at an accredited college or university with: