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Student Resources

Cyber Center Students and Faculty

We offer many opportunities for students to become involved with the work of the Auburn Cyber Research Center, including through our cyber curriculum, research assistantships, internships, and the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program which is geared toward undergraduate and graduate students who want to work in the public sector in the area of cybersecurity.


Research Assistantships

ACRC faculty provide graduate and undergraduate students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience working on research grants and contracts. Students are matched with faculty members who conduct MS/Ph.D. research mentoring in a variety of topics in cybersecurity. 


ACRC can link students with summer internship opportunities in cybersecurity. For example, the center has an existing agreement to implement a Summer Internship Program with the State of Alabama Office of Information Technology in Montgomery.

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

ACRC administers the NSF-funded CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program, a scholarship program for students who want to work the public sector in the area of cybersecurity. The scholarship typically funds two years of study. It pays tuition and academic fees, a stipend ($37,000 per year for graduate students and $27,000 per year for undergraduates), and a professional development allowance of $6,000 per year.” Scholarship recipients must work in the public sector for a period equivalent to the length of the scholarship. More information is available here.

Ethical Hacking Club

The Ethical Hacking Club is a student-run organization that brings together students interested in cybersecurity to learn about the field, practice skills, and prepare for cybersecurity team competitions, such as Capture the Flag events. For more information about Auburn University’s Ethical Hacking Club, see their website at:

Cyber Competitions