At MU ICS, we believe that internships are an excellent way for students to gain hands-on experience in the field of cybersecurity. They will be able to work with leading researchers and practitioners and be exposed to the latest technologies and methodologies. Through internships, students can apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations and develop a deeper understanding of the field.

Marshall and Partners

Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX)

Marshall University’s OSIX program uses selected and vetted college students to provide open-source intelligence collection and analysis for law enforcement and other customers. OSIX student analysts earn valuable experience with open-source intelligence and report writing. If you are a student who is interested, please speak with the CFS professors for more information.

West Virginia Fusion Center

Select students from the OSIX internship who have also completed CFS 357 (Open Source Intelligence) may be recommended to apply to the paid internship for Marshall students offered by the West Virgnia Fusion Center (WVFC). Students will work hand-in-hand with state analysts doing forensic acquisitions and analysis in Charleston, WV during the summers; with the potential of virtual/remote work during the school year. To learn more about the West Virginia Fusion Center, click the button below.

Other Internships

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Previous Internships

Some previous internship opportunities that our students have had the privilege of obtaining while in school were with:

  • Exterro
  • AccessData
  • Magnet Forensics
  • Spyder Forensics
  • Marshall Health
  • DISA
  • West Virginia Fusion Center