MISI Cyber Education Diversity CyberShip

In Partnership with National Security Agency Centers of Academic Excellence - Cyber

MISI's Cyber eductation diversity cybership

The Cyber Education Diversity CyberShip is a DoD initiative that assists Minority  Serving Institutions (MSI) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)’s with no  existing cybersecurity program, to obtain access to consultation and educational resources from  designated National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) institutions,  thus expanding access to quality cybersecurity education and mentoring to students in all 50 states.  

Students attending schools participating in the Cyber Education Diversity CyberShip program will receive an opportunity for  mentorship and internships through the Department of Defense’s Office of Small Business Program (OSBP) and Mentor Protégé Program (MPP).

Students who are selected for the internship program will also receive hands-on experience through Maryland Innovation and Security Institute’s cyber range, technical skills training content partners that include Elastic, Cybrary, AWS, Nozomi Networks, Dragos and numerous other partners. 

This rich library of on demand and live technical cyber skills training, enhances each internship with real world hands on experiences. Interns will also work on diverse assignments related to Defense Industrial Base (DIB) cyber challenges.

Helping the next generation’s workforce to imagine all that is possible.

CyberShip Eligibility
Requirements & Benefits


For the MISI Cyber Education Diversity CyberShip, we are seeking seniors with a minimum of 90 earned credit hours and a minimum of 9 credit hours in cybersecurity coursework.  Students must be currently attending a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) designated/candidate Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or Minority Serving Institution (MSI). 


Interns will build critical skills in two high-demand cybersecurity areas:  Security Operations Center (SOC) and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Also, interns will have an opportunity to interview with employers that are needing these skills. 


Submit your completed application by clicking the “Apply” button below , no later than February 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Discover more:
the Cyber Education Diversity CyberShip factsheet


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