The NIST National Cybersecurity Center for Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking full- and part-time paid interns from UMBC graduate students studying cybersecurity at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The program is part of NCCoE’s ongoing efforts to build and sustain academic partnerships in the Montgomery County region.

The NCCoE internship will identify and immerse students in practical cybersecurity experiences at the NCCoE in Rockville, MD. NCCoE’s Cybersecurity Graduate Researchers will work in a state-of-the-art facility with expert cybersecurity practitioners from government and academia, along with engineers from some of the largest and most influential IT and cybersecurity companies in the world, including Intel, Microsoft, Symantec, HP, Cisco, Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, and Hytrust.

During their internships, NCCoE’s Graduate Cybersecurity Researchers may assist NCCoE staff and contractors in areas such as:

the design and building of cybersecurity reference designs to demonstrate platform capabilities that address one or more challenges identified by industry.

mentoring undergraduate cybersecurity researchers and helping build teams to work on research projects.

working with NCCoE industry partners and collaborators to identify relevant commercially available technologies that can serve as a component of these reference designs.

supporting the NCCoE lab infrastructure, including the provisioning of hardware, creation and management of both virtual and physical equipment, and the installation and configuration of cybersecurity tools and components.

These NCCoE internships are open to UMBC cybersecurity students enrolled at the USG campus who are US citizens. The deadline for Summer 2014 consideration is Monday, May 5, however internships are available during the 2014-15 academic year as well.

For more information and/or to apply, please contact the USG Career & Internship Services Center at 301-738-6338 or