The CCI Internship is a 7 week internship consisting of a two-week Professional Skills Bootcamp and a five-week internship placement at a cyber related business.
The two-week bootcamp will consist of various professional skills training including budgetting, communications, presentation skills, strategic planning etc. Interns will also have the opportunity to engage with cybersecurity experts and explore topics like cyber threats, hacking, cyber research and more. The bootcamp will be hybrid with virtual and in-person formats taking place at the Children's Science Center Lab located in Fair Oaks Mall, 11948 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033. The bootcamp will take place from Tuesday June 20, 2023 to Friday June 30, 2023
During the five-week placement with a cyber business, interns will be paired with a business that best aligns with their skillsets. Interns will be able to obtain hands-on experience exploring various fields of cybersecurity including computer programming, cybersecurity, data anaytics, information technology, network security etc. The five-week internship maybe hybrid, virtual, or in-person depending on the company the student is paired with. Previous partners include CACI International, Chainbridge Solutions, Leidos, Mantech, NT Concepts, Widelity and many more. Internship placement will begin on Wednesday July 5, 2033 and end on Friday August 11, 2023.
Selected applicants will be invited to attend a virtual group interview with the Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation. Interviews will take place from April 24, 2023 to May 5, 2023.
Applications are due by 5:00 pm on March 31, 2023. Before you begin your application, please ensure you are available from June 20, 2023 through August 11, 2023 in order to successfully complete the internship. Additionally, have the following items ready:
- Cover Letter
- Reference Letter (This can be from a teacher, guidance counselor, professional etc.) If you are unable to obtain a copy of your letter, please have it emailed to email@example.com with your name and title of the internship in the subject line.
You will not be able to submit an application without uploading your Cover Letter and Resume. Cover Letter, Resume, and Reference Letter must be submitted as pdf files.