2021 Cyber Toaster

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.

2021 Cyber Toaster Dates

June 1, 2021 - August 6, 2021

Application Deadline

  • December 4, 2020 for the Incident Response Track
  • January 15, 2021 for the Research Track

Both tracks will review applications as they are received. To apply to both tracks you will need to fill out an application for each individual track.

Application Material

Attach the following to your application form:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts

Investigation Track

Learn concepts and skills to investigate cyber security incidents.

Investigation Track 2021 Application

Research Track

Develop innovative solutions to help address national cyber threats.

Research Track 2021 Application


  • 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.