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Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) student internship program debuting this month

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After implementing a pilot program in February, Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is rolling out its student internship program this month.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- After implementing a pilot program in February, Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is rolling out its student internship program this month.

WiCyS student members can apply for this program, which will help bridge the gap between them and their internship needs and opportunities available with WiCyS strategic employer partners.

In searching and applying for internships, this program will help reduce that burnout and provide a direct pipeline for members to be matched to a WiCyS employer partner internship. It also will give students access to the CyberGEN.IQ assessment to reveal their innate cyber aptitude. Those students not selected for internships are still walking away with a positive path forward.

Students should fill out the application, take the CyberGEN.IQ assessment with all modules completed by Sept. 19, and register to attend the assessment results webinar. WiCyS partners in this program include Amazon Web Services, Aristocrat, Bloomberg, Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Haystack Solutions, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Navy Federal Credit Union, Sandia National Laboratories, and SentinelOne.

"At the Software Engineering Institute, we appreciate the opportunity to quickly connect with qualified candidates that the WiCyS internship program provides. The program streamlines the tedious process of applying for interns and gives us access to a qualified and diverse internship pool," said Michele Tomasic, director of Operations for the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute's CERT Division.

Student members must apply by Sept. 19. For more information, visit http://www.wicys.org/initiatives/wicys-student-intern-program/.

About WiCyS:
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is a nonprofit organization with international reach dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity. WiCyS was founded by Dr. Ambareen Siraj in 2013 through a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Tennessee Tech University. In less than 10 years, it has grown into an organization (est. in 2017) representing a leading alliance between trailblazers from academia, government, and industry. WiCyS offers opportunities, trainings, events, and resources for its members. Strategic partners include Tier 1: Amazon Web Services, Bloomberg, Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Fortinet, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Meta, Microsoft, Optum, Sandia National Laboratories, SentinelOne. Tier 2: AbbVie, Aristocrat, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LinkedIn, McKesson, Navy Federal Credit Union, Nike, Wayfair, Workday. To partner, visit http://www.wicys.org/support/strategic-partnerships/.

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Lynn Dohm, Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), 815-530-7307, lynn@wicys.org

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