The DFEND Summer Internship Program

Experience cutting-edge forensic research and make an impact on the world.

What is DFEND?

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What is DFEND?

DFEND (Dominion Forensic Engineering and Development) is a paid, eight-week summer internship program for students entering their senior year of high school or freshman year of college. The program provides an exciting opportunity for ambitious students to experience forensic technologies in a real-world lab environment with dedicated mentors. Students gain hands-on experience working with the latest technologies in the following disciplines:

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Advanced Forensics
  • Hardware Engineering
  • Network Engineering
  • Protected Data
  • Mobile Forensics

Interns are given meaningful, challenging assignments both at an individual and group level with the opportunity to out brief their experience at the end of the program.

Qualifications

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Qualifications:

  • Student pursuing a degree in Information Technology or another STEM degree
  • Some knowledge of a scripting language: Python, C#, or Javascript
  • Familiarity with some mix of Windows, macOS, Linux distros (Ubuntu and CentOS)
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly
  • Creativity, collaboration and agility
  • Good interpersonal skills

Benefits

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Benefits:

  • Get paid to learn! Interns work 24 hours per week and receive an hourly wage
  • Eligible for undergraduate and graduate tuition reimbursement to students pursuing STEM degrees
  • Access to Skillsoft Corporate Learning Library with access to more than 30,000 multi-modal learning assets
  • Security clearance submission
  • Take part in a unique, hands-on experience
  • Problem solve with new technologies
  • Opportunity to return every summer throughout college as well as opportunities for employment after college graduation

Achieving Success at ManTech

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • At least 16 years of age and a current junior or senior in high school
  • Eligibility to obtain a security clearance
  • Approximately 20 internship slots are available annually

Application Window

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DFEND Application Window:

Application materials are posted in late September/early October with a mid-October application deadline, mid/ late October interviews and late October/early November selection announcements.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Kim Yaeger, our Academies of Loudoun partner.

 

 

What is DFEND?

dfend tab 01

What is DFEND?

DFEND (Dominion Forensic Engineering and Development) is a paid, eight-week summer internship program for students entering their senior year of high school or freshman year of college. The program provides an exciting opportunity for ambitious students to experience forensic technologies in a real-world lab environment with dedicated mentors. Students gain hands-on experience working with the latest technologies in the following disciplines:

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Advanced Forensics
  • Hardware Engineering
  • Network Engineering
  • Protected Data
  • Mobile Forensics

Interns are given meaningful, challenging assignments both at an individual and group level with the opportunity to out brief their experience at the end of the program.

Qualifications

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Qualifications:

  • Student pursuing a degree in Information Technology or another STEM degree
  • Some knowledge of a scripting language: Python, C#, or Javascript
  • Familiarity with some mix of Windows, macOS, Linux distros (Ubuntu and CentOS)
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly
  • Creativity, collaboration and agility
  • Good interpersonal skills

Benefits

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Benefits:

  • Get paid to learn! Interns work 24 hours per week and receive an hourly wage
  • Eligible for undergraduate and graduate tuition reimbursement to students pursuing STEM degrees
  • Access to Skillsoft Corporate Learning Library with access to more than 30,000 multi-modal learning assets
  • Security clearance submission
  • Take part in a unique, hands-on experience
  • Problem solve with new technologies
  • Opportunity to return every summer throughout college as well as opportunities for employment after college graduation

Achieving Success at ManTech

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • At least 16 years of age and a current junior or senior in high school
  • Eligibility to obtain a security clearance
  • Approximately 20 internship slots are available annually

Application Window

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DFEND Application Window:

Application materials are posted in late September/early October with a mid-October application deadline, mid/ late October interviews and late October/early November selection announcements.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Kim Yaeger, our Academies of Loudoun partner.