Cybersecurity impacts everyone through systems we interact with everyday, from the most innocuous ATM to the latest iPhone. The Cyber Statecraft Initiative matches exceptional academic insight and practitioner experience with practical policy solutions to move the levers of contemporary debate in DC and beyond.
The focus of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative is to:
Examine the nexus of geopolitics and national security with cyberspace
Continue to build out the new field of cyber safety in the Internet of Things
Help build the next generation of cybersecurity and cyberspace policy professionals.
Throughout all of its work, the Initiative focuses relentlessly on providing practical, innovative, and relevant solutions to the challenges in cyberspace. The Initiative brings together a diverse network of respected experts, bridging the gap between the technical and policy communities.
Designing cross-national cooperation in global data security governance
Offensive cyber capabilities proliferation
Program development for the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Tasks will include:
Background research on national policies, statements and legal developments on data governance, cloud computing, hack for hire groups
Helping build new scenarios for the upcoming competition year for the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Designing educational programming for Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Participate in private roundtables and Atlantic Council convenings
Attend selected events in Washington D.C. and pass on notes and key observations
Eligibility and Skills Required:
Must demonstrate a proven interest in the intersection of cybersecurity, foreign policy and national security
Must work well on a small team in a fast pace environment and interact professionally with senior figures
Past experience with project management, analytical research and event planning/logistics is highly desired
Past experience in communications, graphic design, social media brand development, budget development, and systems analysis is a plus
Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) scale, or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
Washington D.C., United State of America
FSI is committed to providing its opportunities to students regardless of financial constraints. FSI’s Global Policy Interns are provided with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the summer. These stipends do not exceed $6,400 per student. Students must submit a budget with their estimated costs along with their application. If you have additional financial constraints that you think may prevent you from participating in this program, please contact FSI Academic Program Coordinator Patrick Laboon directly.
Applicants will be asked to submit:
Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation not required)