Application Deadline

Applications for the 2019 Fall Semester must be sent by 11:59 PM CST on September 20, 2019.

Information for Applicants

In order to be considered for the position, you must meet the following criteria.  If you meet the criteria and you are still interested in applying, follow the application instructions below.

  • Must be freshman or sophomore year undergraduate student
  • Must be U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or person granted asylum or refugee status in accordance with the rule below
  • Must be in an IT related degree program
  • Able to attend CAP class every Monday from 8-10 a.m.

Successful candidates will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving/logic skills, good time management and should be punctual with attention to detail.

Apprentices will receive $10-14 per hour, real-world work experience and the opportunity to learn from and work with established security pros.

Preferred skills include a basic understanding of:

  • Operating Systems: Windows, *nix, Macintosh
  • Networking: Routing, switching, IP/MAC addresses
  • Application protocols: DNS, HTTP(s), SMTP, DHCP, FTP
  • Cyber attacks: OWASP Top 10/MITRE ATT&CK™
  • Products/tools: Wireshark, Splunk, IDS/IPS, anti-virus
  • Programming/scripting language(s): Python, Bash, PowerShell, JavaScript, Java, SQL, C++, PHP, Basic
  • Security topics: Multi-factor authentication, encryption, firewalls, IDS/IPS, network segregation (VLAN/DMZ), remote-access, virtualization

Note: Hiring restrictions in compliance with System Policy 15.02 Export Controls: Must be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or a person granted asylum or refugee status in accordance with 15 CFR, Part 762; 22 CFR §§122.5, 123.22 and 123.26; and 31 CFR § 501.601.

Application Instructions

To apply, send a resume to CAP-applications@tamu.edu.

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?”