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Cybersecurity Fellows 

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PERSONAL INFORMATION




Current Address




U.S. Citizenship
To be eligible for the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative, you must be a U.S. citizen or national (a resident of American Samoa and Swains Island). Please do not submit an application if you are answering no to this question.

Student Loans
To be eligible for the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative, you must have student loans as the program will provide student loan assistance for participants that complete two-year federal placements and are hired into full-time positions with a private sector corporate partner. Please do not submit an application if you are answering no to this question.



Note: Applicants who become finalists will be required to provide documentation verifying student loan debt. The amount of debt will not be taken into consideration during any part of the review and selection process.

EDUCATION

Undergraduate 










To qualify with your undergraduate degree only, you must fulfill one of the criteria items listed below:

  • A standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision (e.g. school of engineering) at the time you apply; or
  • A grade point average of 3.0 of a possible 4.0 or its equivalent for all courses completed, or grade point average of 3.5 of a possible 4.0 or its equivalent for all courses completed in a qualifying major field of study either: (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum; or
  • Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies.

A requirement of a complete application is submitting additional documentation needed to support the criteria items above.


Undergraduate 










Masters 






Masters 






Other Advanced Degree







Other Advanced Degree







Professional or IT Security Certifications 



Other Professional or IT Security Certifications 



Other Professional or IT Security Certifications 



RESUME
Your resume should include the following:
  • Education
    Institutions attended, years attended, degree(s) pursuing/earned, related classes taken, academic honors and/or designations, etc.
  • Professional experience
    Job title, employer, location, dates of employment, estimated hours per week and a brief description of relevant duties and accomplishments
  • Other relevant experience
    Name of relevant activity/organization, your role, estimated hours per week and a brief description of relevant duties and accomplishments
  • Other job-related qualifications or experiences
    E.g., programming languages, skills, certifications, awards, scholarships, publications, special recognitions, participation in cyber competitions, leadership experience, participation in student organizations, volunteer work, etc.

REFERENCES
Please provide two professional or academic references.
Reference 1







Reference 2







Endorsement Form
All applicants must have a completed endorsement form submitted on their behalf to info@cybertalentinitiative.org by 11:59pm EST on the date the application closes. Please see the FAQs for further details and check which of the following applies:
SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS 



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 
Selective Service Registration

Military Service
Note – The answers you provide and supporting documentation for the military service questions below will be passed along to participating agencies in the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative.







Demographic Questions
Entering this information is voluntary. This information will not affect the decision regarding your application and it will be kept confidential. It will not be shared with the agencies. The information will be used only to help the Partnership for Public Service evaluate their recruiting and outreach efforts.



Additional Information




ATTESTATION STATEMENT
I certify that I have read and understand the applicant instructions included with this application and that the answers given by me to the foregoing questions and statements made by me are complete and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

I understand that any false information, omissions or misrepresentations of facts called for in this application, whether on this document or not, may result in rejection of my application or discharge at any time during my employment. 

I understand that this application form is intended for use in evaluating my qualifications for employment and that this application is not an offer of employment. I further understand that if hired, my employment will be considered "at-will" and that my employment may be terminated for any reason, with or without cause or notice, at any time by me or the federal agency and that this application is not intended to constitute a contract of continued employment.