Contact Devin Paden or Adam Goldstein, Program Directors
Internships In Computer Networking & Cybersecurity
Champlain cybersecurity students are highly sought after for internships and paid positions—local employers know that they'll have little to do in terms of training. By the time you start applying for part-time jobs and internships, you will already have a firm grasp of the real work that needs to get done.
During their summers, students often get jobs in the field to gain more experience. Classroom discussions become a richer experience because students come back with their own knowledge and firsthand experience to integrate with the insights from faculty.
In addition to external internships, you can get hands-on experience in Champlain's Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation (LCDI), a fully equipped, state-of-the-art digital forensics and cybersecurity lab. Students work with professional investigators and law enforcement officers on current investigations, security operations support for local nonprofits, and cybersecurity research projects.
This work experience—combined with your academic background from the Upside-Down Curriculum—gives you an advantage when you graduate and start your career. In addition to building an impressive résumé, many of these part-time jobs and internships turn into employment possibilities post-graduation.
Unique Internship Opportunity in Germany
Gain a global perspective while you work in the field—you'll have the opportunity to take an internship in Germany through Champlain's partnership with ComCode. You can read more about the affiliation in this blog post.
Recent Internship and Career-Relevant Work Locations for Computer Networking & Cybersecurity Majors
How We Prepare You for Experiential Learning
We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other field work. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your career advisor to take the next step.
- The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your first year, which gives you the real-world skills and qualifications to begin taking an internship or externship as early as the summer before your sophomore year.
- Champlain's Career Collaborative will help you develop your professional résumé and hone your interview skills. Early on in your studies, you'll be able to show employers what you know.
- Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and co-curricular activities that will help you build your professional skill set and enhance your résumé.
Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.