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June 20th - June 24th, 202210:00 am - 3:00 pm PSTSummerEnroll
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Cybersecurity Externship Dates

June 20th - June 24th, 202210:00 am - 3:00 pm PSTSummerEnroll
July 11th - 15th, 202210:00 am - 3:00 pm PSTSummerEnroll

Cybersecurity Discovery Externship

Who is this designed for?

Students who have not yet explored Cyber as a potential career and those who have just started their education.


Program Overview

In this innovative Cybersecurity Discovery Externship you’ll get firsthand experience and insight into the world of cybersecurity, one of the most high-demand careers in the country. From the fundamentals to participating in real-world Cyber scenarios, you’ll be guided by local industry professionals in a program packed with fun challenges that let you experience what it's like to work in this field.

  • Explore the different types of cyber threats alongside professionals who are tasked with preventing them
  • Build in-demand employability skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, confidence and collaboration
  • Build your resume by earning digital badges, a certificate of completion, and recommendation letters

Cybersecurity Team Challenges:

Become a member of an Elite Cybersecurity Task Force charged with investigating major cyber crimes. Through real-world scenarios, you’ll be tasked with protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure, private companies, and citizens. Take on a new challenge each day with your team as you learn the skills you need to keep valuable data safe.

Private-Company Attack Prevention

Introduction to Linux

White Hat Hacking Simulation

Vendor Security Assessment

Capture the Flag Competition

Cybersecurity Pathways

One of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. is cybersecurity. According to multiple media outlets, currently there are 3.5 million open cyber positions globally which is 350% growth since 2013. Opportunities within the field of cybersecurity are endless and all the industry needs is skilled talent. To meet the ever-evolving demands, companies are hiring students to fill these vacancies as more cybersecurity threats are recognized every day. Discovering cybersecurity pathways at an earlier age can allow you to become the next cyber hero protecting our nation and providing you with financial security.

Parent Pre-Externship Resources

We provide the tools to help parents and guardians demystify the career path and cover all frequently asked questions. Our team is available to support both student and parent before, during, and after the externship. We always look forward to making connections with our students and their families!

Daily Itinerary

Day 1


Kickstart your journey into the world of cybersecurity by understanding why it matters and how you can be a hero in the digital frontier. Learn what it takes to protect and defend critical U.S. infrastructure and network with professionals whose role it is to keep our communities safe.

Team Cyber Challenge:

You are part of a Cybersecurity management team for a new start up company and your CEO is pushing you to launch your new tech product immediately. However, your team finds there are inherent security risks in the software you are releasing. Your team must manage the safety, political and time pressures to effectively release your new product.

Day 2


Get a firsthand look into the mind of a cyber criminal and understand the different methods they use to infiltrate computer systems stealing American citizen’s data. See the anatomy of a cyber hack and ask questions of industry whose role it is to protect against major cyber crimes.

Team Cyber Challenge:

Conduct a real-life cyber case study with your investigative team. Uncover a cyber threat and work collaboratively to present your solution on how to mitigate the damage and stop the attack.

Day 3


Cyber attacks affect businesses large and small. Hear from industry on how they safeguard their interests against foreign and domestic threats which affect their ability to survive.

Team Cyber Challenge:

In your role as a National Cybersecurity Analyst you’ll have a limited amount of time to hack into and search a U.S. official’s computer to find sensitive information leaks to report to your team.

Day 4


Keep our nation safe by uncovering foreign and domestic cyber threats which affect our nation's citizens and everyday life. Understand the balance between privacy and security in this interactive workshop.

Team Cyber Challenge:

Conduct a security assessment of a company by using various open-source tools and the vendor’s website to determine if they have a mature security program or not.

Day 5

Next Steps and Final Challenge

Get a deep dive into the advanced methods of system hardening and how to use this externship and your network as a stepping stone bringing you closer to the workforce.

Team Cyber Challenge:

Use everything you’ve learned to earn the most points for your team as you compete against the other groups in a Capture the Flag competition!

Online Course Requirements

  • Any compatible computer
  • Webcam
  • Stable internet connection

Your Tuition Includes

  • Five days of team projects and workshops alongside local industry
  • Annual access to a commercial grade virtual cyber range and post-externship resources for continued professional development
  • Alumni opportunities and access to the Washington Cyber Community network
  • Parent Resources
  • Digital badges, certificate of completion, and resume building
  • Service and support from our team before, during and after the program

What's my Investment?

Tuition Cost$499

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