Students & Recent Graduates Employment Opportunities
There are many paths for students and recent graduates to pursue an opportunity with CISA to help protect the homeland from cyber and physical threats. CISA’s internships provide hands-on opportunities to challenge and build technical skills. Join a team of public servants who use their professional and risk advisory acumen every day to adapt and develop innovative ways for protecting the nation’s physical and cyber infrastructures.
Opportunities for Enrolled Students
DHS Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship Program
Are you a student enrolled in a STEM, IT, cyber, or intelligence degree at a Minority Serving Institute? Consider applying to the DHS Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship Program!
CISA offers paid opportunities to enhance skills and bolster career potential for enrolled students from high school to graduate level. This program is ideal for currently enrolled students who have at least 2 semesters remaining prior to graduation.
CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS)
Are you a student who wants to study cybersecurity? Be sure to check out the SFS program, which provides scholarships to students in cyber-related degree programs in exchange for a commitment to employment with government organizations.
Opportunities for Recent Graduates
Cybersecurity Talent Initiative (CTI)
CTI is the first-of-its-kind public-private partnership aimed at recruiting and training a world-class cybersecurity workforce. The program is a selective opportunity for recent graduates of cybersecurity-related fields to gain vital experience.
Pathways Recent Graduates
Have you just graduated from college? Congrats! CISA offers paid developmental experiences intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs.t
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)
Are you close to finishing your advanced college degree? Consider applying to the PMF program, the Federal Government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates.
Benefits & Perks
CISA offers a variety of benefits* and perks for interns and recent graduates.
* Some benefits are not available for time-limited, summer, or volunteer interns.
Flexible Work Schedules
Flexible work schedules to include telework, and both casual and professional work environments
Competitive Salaries and Leave
Competitive salaries, annual leave, sick leave, and paid Federal holidays
Comprehensive Benefit Options
Comprehensive benefit options, including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term care insurance, FSA, TSP, and retirement plans
Health and Wellness
Up to three hours of paid leave per week to engage in health and wellness activities
Resources for Parents
Up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave plus programs and resources for parents
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Access to resources, including dependent care resources, financial consultation, legal aid, and counseling service
Transportation benefits, such as transit subsidy and TSA precheck, to make traveling a little easier
Education and Development
Education and development opportunities are available such as mentoring programs, leadership programs, and sponsored graduate degree programs
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