Cybersafe Foundation CyberGirls Fellowship Program 2024 for young girls and women.

CyberGirls Fellowship is a free 1-year fellowship program that equips girls and women aged 18-28  years old with globally sought-after cybersecurity skills, positioning them to start a career in cybersecurity and helping them to seize decent work opportunities within Africa and across the world. 

The fellowship is designed to improve the socio-economic well-being of girls in Africa through training, mentorship and placement. During the one-year duration of this fellowship, you will be given hands-on cybersecurity training, become certification-ready, and possibly get paid internship/job shadowing opportunities.

Program Details

The learning journey begins with cybersecurity fundamentals and moves on to more specialised niche cybersecurity learning paths which fellows will decide on midway through the fellowship.

  • 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

Eligibility Criteria

You can be a part of the fellowship if you;

  • are a Female aged 18 – 28 years old as of the commencement of the fellowship (25th March 2024)
  • are a citizen and resident of an African country and passionate about (starting a career in) cybersecurity
  • are proficient in English and have completed High school/Secondary school
  • can withstand the pressures of an intensive hands-on technical training
  • have access to the internet and are willing to devote fully to 8 months of intensive training
  • do not have a job in cybersecurity or possess a major cybersecurity certification that can land you one
  • are not participating in any similarly timed tech fellowship or boot camp.

Please note: Individuals living with disabilities that do not impede their ability to use a computer are welcome to apply.

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For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Cybersafe Foundation CyberGirls Fellowship Program 2024

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