The U.S. Department of Justice(DOJ) just added a new Cyber Fellowship to the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) this year. The three-year Cyber Fellowship will provide selected attorneys the opportunity to handle emerging national security and criminal cyber threats, while rotating through multiple Department components that protect the nation from cyber threats including the Criminal Division, the National Security Division, and the U.S. Attorneys Offices.
Through this unique opportunity, Fellows will handle a broad range of the cyber cases handled by DOJ to provide them with a comprehensive understanding of DOJ’s response to emerging and critical threats. Fellows can expect to investigate and prosecute state-sponsored cyber threats; transnational criminal groups; infrastructure and ransomware attacks; and the use of cryptocurrency and money laundering to finance and profit from cyber-based crimes.
Incoming Fellows must agree to a three-year commitment to the program and be able to secure a Top Secret security clearance. All Fellows will be based in the Washington, D.C. area. Fellows may be extended or converted to permanent without further competition or reapply to the Honors Program in a subsequent year provided they meet eligibility criteria. Alternatively, as they approach the end of their three-year term, Fellows may apply to permanent positions within DOJ that align with their interests.
HOW TO APPLY: The Cyber Fellowship has been added to the online Honors Program application “Components of Interest” screen as an informal participant to permit interested applicants who have not yet submitted their application to apply. Honors Program applicants who wish to apply but already submitted an application, should simply follow these steps.
- Log back in to your online account and, in the “Action” column, select the red “Withdraw” button.
- The system will ask you to confirm that you want to withdraw your application.
- Once you confirm, you can go back in to your application to make any changes necessary by clicking the “Continue Application” button in the upper right portion of the browser screen. Be sure to select “save and continue” to retain changes.
- You MUST re-certify and re-submit your application prior to the application deadline – go through the same Certify & Submit process you did when first submitting your application.
- If you have any questions relating to modifying your application or experience technical difficulty, click the “Live Chat” button to the right side of the browser.
As a reminder, the deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET.