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2023 intern cohort
2023 High School Cybersecurity Internship cohort

High School Cybersecurity Internship Program

Skilled cybersecurity experts and innovative technologies are needed to protect the world from malicious cyber attacks that threaten everything from individual privacy to infrastructure and national security. In order to help meet this need for cyber talent, exposure and opportunity is necessary to attract the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. To this end, CCI NoVa Node partners with the Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation to create a unique internship program for high school students, providing foundational professional skills training and the opportunity to explore cyber careers.

high school interns participate in a panel discussion
Members of the 2023 cohort engage industry professionals in a panel discussion about topics in cybersecurity

Program Details

The High School Cybersecurity Internship Program is open to rising high school seniors and rising first-year college/university students who are 17+ and interested in exploring cybersecurity as a possible career option. Selected participants will participate in:

  •     A two-week professional skills-training bootcamp (includes     both virtual and in-person sessions)
  •     A five-week industry placement with a cyber-related business (virtual, hybrid, or in-person format, depending on needs of the host)
  • Five one-hours progress reviews/reflections with the Children's Science Center Lab during the industry placement

Students who succesfully complete the requirements of the program will receive a stipend of $2150.

Applications for the 2024 High School Cybersecurity Internship are currently open.