CCHS offers internships for both undergraduate and graduate students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters at our Washington, D.C. office.


The Center is looking for interns to join our fast-paced organization. This is a great opportunity for a student seeking a career in cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, counterterrorism, or homeland security. Interns will help maintain and enhance the Center's multimedia platforms; support planning and execution of events ; research issues of national security; and complete other tasks to support the Center’s operational priorities.

Past events interns have worked on include the Secretary of Homeland Security’s State of Homeland Security Address; off the record meetings with various government and private security organizations; and international security initiatives in partnership with entities such as Europol. 


  • Assist the planning and execution of public and private events
  • Assist in managing the Center's multimedia platforms including social media accounts, website, email listserv, podcast, blog, etc. 
  • Research and write the first draft of policy backgrounders/reports, event summaries, opinion pieces, book chapters, grant applications/reporting, etc.
  • Providing other administrative, logistical, or substantive support

About the Center:

The Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at Auburn University is a nonpartisan think tank that works to develop innovative strategies to address current and future threats to the United States. We convene leading experts and practitioners for executive-level events, publish policy-relevant analysis, and provide expert testimony to Congress on critical issues and challenges related to cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, counterterrorism, and homeland security. The Center is part of the  McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure and drives the policy component of the Institute’s work.

Application Information

Please send a cover letter indicating your availability (days a week available to work, and approximate start and end dates) and your resume to Matthew Edwards at A letter of recommendation is not required but please feel free to include one with your application.

Staff Contact

Please direct any questions to Matthew Edwards by contacting him at or 202-803-6709.