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Cybersecurity & Ethical Hacking

Cybersecurity & Ethical Hacking

These internships are focused on the research, development and application of concepts for securing communications and control in the modern world.

Internship Highlights:
  • Develop hands-on cyber security skills and understanding in the exclusive field of unmanned vehicles
  • Gain experience by working with a diverse international consortium of engineering companies and research institutions
  • Gain international experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Universities
  • Technical Consulting Companies
Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
Get job-ready with our Experiential Learning Curriculum
Internships align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Interns should have a good understanding of IT, web and application design and programming. High School graduates aged 18+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application (including any relevant experience, with a desire to learn and grow within this field).

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Application Developer, Application Integration Engineer, Applications Developer, Computer Consultant, Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst), Software Architect, Software Developer, Software Development Engineer, Software Engineer, Technical Consultant

Internship details

Exciting remote internships in Cyber Security, focused on the research, development and application of concepts for securing communications and control in the modern world of aerial, land and sea unmanned vehicles. Expect to develop your knowledge and skill sets in regard to cyber security concepts and emerging technologies.

This is a remote internship you can conduct from home.

The world of unmanned vehicles and drones is a field of rapid technological advancement, and remote Cyber Security interns get the rare opportunity to contribute to growing the capability of these technologies.

Remote Cyber Security interns are hosted via the International Hellenic University, which is part of an international research consortium, including academic and industrial bodies. The research being conducted continues to advance the capabilities of unmanned vehicles, specifically in improving the security of communications and control mechanisms. This is a hugely exciting opportunity for interns to learn from a range of industry leaders and to gain experience in a highly exclusive field.

As a virtual intern, you’ll help to investigate potential security weaknesses and collaborate on creative encryption techniques to mitigate and eliminate risks. You’ll develop hands-on computer engineering skills and app development expertise, working across a range of developments to understand the structure, nature and scope of cyber security projects. Interns also perform studies on different concepts and current practices and propose solutions for specific case studies.

You’ll be in direct contact with leading experts in drone technology, and collaborate regularly with your supervisor through email and online meetings. In these meetings, you’ll be able to deliver updates on your work, and receive feedback, guidance and further tasks.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Cybersecurity & Ethical Hacking interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Improving security aspects in communication and control of drones

  • Investigating potential security risks

  • Developing encryption techniques

  • Developing applications

  • Contributing to new and ongoing projects

  • Research case studies of potential solutions

Professional development opportunities:
  • Build computer engineering and application development skills

  • Develop your understanding of security weaknesses in technologies

  • Build research skills using global case studies

  • Understand how computer engineering projects are run from start to finish

  • Build your network of professional engineers around the world

  • Gain hands-on skills with state of the art systems

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

What recent interns said about their experience

William Marsala
August 2020

In the meeting with my coordinator for my virtual internship in cyber security, we laid out everything for me to accomplish. We had multiple weekly meetings and remained connected throughout, sending messages when online meetings were not practical. My role as a virtual cyber security intern had a focus on encryption and helping an organization to secure data, which is vital for every organization in our modern world. I found it interesting to conduct research on ROUV’s and learn more about them and how they function in the world of cyber security. Everything during the remote internship went as planned and I definitely gained more experience in conducting research and presenting my findings to others. I also learned more about the coding language Python and received more hands-on experience with it. My favorite take-away from my remote internship was overcoming all the challenges that were put in front of me with hard work and dedication. I feel more empowered in cybersecurity work now because I know I can now actually do work that is required of me when I get a job. I am majoring in cybersecurity and homeland security and before this internship, I was slightly apprehensive about how different school work would be from real-world work. However, this internship allowed me to get the experience I needed to understand how real-world assignments work.


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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.