CivilianCyber — a leader in cyber workforce development — has partnered with Virginia’s Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) to establish Virginia as a global leader in cybersecurity research and serve as a catalyst for the Commonwealth’s long-term economic leadership in this sector. To do this, CCI and CivilianCyber are creating a cybersecurity talent identification and development pipeline to address the growing shortage of trained cybersecurity workers across the Commonwealth. Called STEP, the STEM Training Engagement Program, provides a six-month cybersecurity internship and fully-paid, accredited training to a group of deserving candidates that demonstrate cybersecurity career aptitude. Candidates will be assessed through the CivilianCyber AWSAM™ platform (Automated Workforce Smart Assessment & Matching). Selected Candidates will be placed in an internship with a local company while also receiving online training in a cybersecurity certificate program. Candidates cannot be currently enrolled in a college or university. To apply for a STEP internship or apprenticeship please complete the form below.