July 26, 2021


Are you a student in a tech-focused degree? Looking for an internship? Searching for real-life experience?  

Look no further. 

The Division of Information Technology is accepting applications for its Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (CAP). 

Designed to add an additional layer of security monitoring to campus, the long-term goal of CAP is to help position Texas A&M University as the leader in cybersecurity education while also preparing students for the booming cybersecurity industry.

What to expect

Students will be chosen from applicants in a technology discipline who possess an understanding in networking, application protocols and programming languages. Candidates will then go through a rigorous interview process including a comprehensive technical test. The top applicants will be selected for the paid student employee positions.

“Students working together to locate and disable “badness” to keep Texas A&M University safe.”

“CAP is very innovative in that the students are working on live, real-world data to detect ‘badness’” says Principal Security Operations Engineer, Christopher Wiley. “We call it badness because it might be malware, it may be a person, or it might be a nation-state — but it’s badness all the same. The students are seeing signals and data crossing every country since there are data scholars on campus from different universities around the world. In a typical school setting, the students would be working on pre-canned, vanilla case material.”

The ever-changing real-world data makes each day challenging for the students. The program’s extensive training has caught the attention of several corporate sponsors, including EY (formerly Ernst & Young), FireEye Mandiant and Extra Hop. 

Application Details 

Resumes must contain:

  • Previous relevant coursework or work experience
  • Any external training or certifications
  • Major and expected graduation date
  • A short answer to, “Why would you be a great candidate?


  • 11:59 PM CST on Monday, September 13.
    • Please Note: Interviews will begin September 1.
  • Send a resume to CAP-applications@tamu.edu
  • If chosen for in-person interviews, you will receive a follow-up email promptly.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to not only gain real-life experience but also to keep Texas A&M safe. For more information, please visit u.tamu.edu/cap.