Information for individuals interested in a career in cybersecurity
Exactly what is cybersecurity?
You can find great overview of the field at the links below:
What internship and development opportunities in cybersecurity exist at IU?
IU offers internships and externships.
In an internship, individuals support either an IU cybersecurity operational service or organization (like OmniSOC or UITS Information security) or a grant-funded academic or research project. All are valuable experiences.
A great place to start your search for an internship is IU’s Career Development Center. But don’t stop there! Research deeper by checking department and organization websites. A few to start:
No two internships will be the same because the work varies based on the current projects. Internships might be short-term commitments that last several weeks or they might be long-term commitments that can last an entire year.
Externships are opportunities with organizations outside IU, either in the public sector (such as the State of Indiana) or private sector, such as Cook Medical, Lilly, or others. IU’s central resource for externships--along with many other opportunities--is Handshake.
What internship opportunities are available with CACR?
CACR has a limited number of opportunities available. We strongly suggest you read through the CACR website to identify projects that interest you.
Not seeing a specific internship opportunity? Don’t let that slow you down. Contact CACR with a cover letter that explains your interest in cybersecurity, the CACR project(s) that interest you, resume, and a link to your portfolio, if you have one.
How can you get the internship you want?
Here’s a secret: internships are competitive. You need to put your best foot forward. Most internships (and other opportunities) require at least a cover letter, resume, and sometimes a link to your portfolio of work. The better those represent you, the greater your chances of getting an interview and the internship you want.
Preparing these materials and interviewing are skills. Here are some resources to help you make your best case: