2020 Cyber Toaster

Jun 2 - Aug 7, 2020

Applications are closed

A 10-week paid cybersecurity internship featuring Cyber Fire instruction and data manipulation

Learn from the experts. Cyber Fire School provides students with access to the same instructors and researchers from the Foundry and Simulation events, but for 10 weeks of interactive on-site mentoring.

Play with LANL’s massive data sets. Engineering school students get full access to forensic intrusion data; Research school students have the ability to work with huge data sets and the senior research scientists who collated them.

2020 Cyber Toaster Dates

June 2, 2020 - August 7, 2020

Application Deadline

  • December 2, 2019 for the Incident Response Track
  • January 12, 2020 for the Research Track

The investigation school will review applications in December. The research school reviews applications as they are received.

Application Material

Attach the following to your application form:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts


  • Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in a Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or Mathematics degree
  • Eligible for a DOE Q clearance (Investigation track only)
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA, on a 4-point scale:
    • 3.0 (undergrad)
    • 3.2 (graduate)
  • Moderate experience with a compiled scientific computing language or Python
  • Ability to use the Linux operating system

The Cyber Toaster is part of the LANL Information Science Technology Institute (ISTI) summer schools.

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Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.