The CyberGirls Fellowship Program 2024 presents an unprecedented opportunity for young women in Africa to forge a career in the dynamic field of cybersecurity.
This one-year, cost-free fellowship is dedicated to equipping girls and women aged 18-28 with in-demand cybersecurity skills.
The program not only focuses on technical training but also emphasizes mentorship and real-world work opportunities. Its ultimate goal is to enhance the socio-economic status of its participants within Africa and globally.
The Fellowship’s Learning Journey
The CyberGirls Fellowship offers a structured learning path, beginning with the fundamentals of cybersecurity and progressing to specialized areas. As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to explore various domains, including:
- Cloud Security
- Critical Infrastructure Security
- Digital Forensics and Threat Intelligence
- Governance Risk and Compliance
- Incident Analysis/Response (SOC Analyst Level 1)
- Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
Cost and Support
The fellowship is entirely free. The foundation covers all costs associated with visas, transportation, and accommodation for compulsory out-of-country events. While assistance is provided for visa procurement for optional events, the fellows are expected to bear any related costs.
To be eligible for the CyberGirls Fellowship, applicants must:
- Be female, aged 18-28, as of March 25, 2024.
- Hold citizenship and reside in an African country with a keen interest in cybersecurity.
- Possess proficiency in English and have completed high school/secondary school.
- Be capable of handling the rigors of an intensive technical training program.
- Have consistent internet access and commit fully to 8 months of intensive training.
- Not currently work in cybersecurity or hold a major cybersecurity certification.
- Not be engaged in any similar tech fellowship or boot camp during the program period.
Note: Individuals with disabilities that do not hinder computer usage are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
The application process involves several stages:
- Stage 1: Fill out the application form here.
- Stage 2: Complete the Cybersecurity Essentials Course.
- Stage 3: Finish the Identity Verification and Recommendation Form.
- Stage 4: Submit a Personal Statement and Application Video for review.
The CyberGirls Fellowship Program 2024 is a gateway for young African women to dive into cybersecurity, a field with opportunities. It’s not just a training program; it’s a transformative journey that can lead to meaningful employment and personal growth.
For detailed information, visit the CyberGirls Fellowship admissions page.