PH International

Future Cybersecurity Leaders Exchange Program II

Country: USA
Category: Educational Development Programs

About

Web Site: http://www.ph-int.org/csp/

The Future Cybersecurity Leaders Exchange (CSP) is a U.S. Embassy London  funded program that will provide twenty 16-17 year-old future cybersecurity leaders (10 from the US and 10 from the UK) with a 14-day hands on and skill-based cybersecurity summer camp in the UK, followed by a seven-day introduction to a range of cybersecurity challenges and meetings with US government agencies, universities/research institutions and private sector companies in Washington, D.C. and Southern California.  PH International is the implementing partner for the US portion of this program.  Specifically, the Future Cybersecurity Leaders Exchange will take place in the UK from July 19-August 2, 2019 and in the US from August 3 – 11, 2019.

Participants in the Future Cybersecurity Leaders Exchange will:

  • Travel to the UK for a fourteen-day Cybersecurity Camp that will include training seminars, interactive group activities, and hands-on practical training with ten UK 16-17 year-olds;
  • Participate in cybersecurity-related site visits as well as cultural activities in Washington, DC and Southern California following the two-week UK program;
  • Participate in a cultural exchange with UK students, creating global networks between future cybersecurity leaders.

US-based program objectives are to:

  • Identify, inspire, and connect future cyber leaders in the U.S. and UK;
  • Provide firsthand, high-level exposure to public and private sector approaches to cybersecurity issues, including ethics, privacy concerns, and alternative viewpoints; 
  • Increase the level of understanding of the U.S. federal system and how cybersecurity challenges are addressed at different levels of government;
  • Introduce participants to leading private sector cybersecurity firms/innovators;
  • Encourage participants to consider the range of possibilities of cybersecurity career opportunities;
  • Provide British participants with a better understanding of American culture.

PH International encourages all 16-17 year olds, (must be 16 by July 1, 2019 & no older than 17 as of September 1, 2019), regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin to apply for the Future Cybersecurity Leaders Exchange. All participants’ costs including airfare, ground transportation, lodging and meals will be covered for both the UK and US portions of the program.

CSP Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Future Cybersecurity Leaders Exchange II 2019.
This application will ask basic details about you, your technical experience, interest and involvement in cybersecurity.

How to Apply
To apply, please complete the online application form by clicking the button below.

 Please ensure you attach the following items to your application:

1. One academic recommendation letter from a teacher or school administrator:

  • Recommendation letters must include the recommender’s e-mail address and cell phone for a reference check. Official academic transcripts may be requested by evaluators at a later stage for those who are shortlisted.

2.  A completed Student’s Statement of Intent/Parental Consent Form signed by the student and your parent(s).

3.  A scanned copy of your driver’s license or student ID.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from PH International and the U.S. Embassy in London.  Semi-finalists will be invited to participate in a Skype interview. Ten 16-year-old students will be selected, along with two alternates, and all applicants will receive an update on their application by early June.

The application deadline is midnight EST on Friday, May 24, 2019.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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Application @ 2019

The application deadline
is midnight EST on 
Friday, May 24, 2019

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