CyberGirls Fellowship 2024

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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
  • DevSecOps
  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Application Process

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.

Conclusion

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.

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