It’s rare for anyone to receive a behind-the-scenes education of how the country’s cyber operations work. But for some Panthers interning at MITRE this summer, this is their reality. A total of eight FIU students have internships with MITRE, developing their skills in cyber, computer engineering and software.

MITRE is a not-for-profit organization that works in the public interest in partnership with federal, state and local governments, as well as industry and academia. Simply put, MITRE’s mission is to solve problems for a safer world. FIU and MITRE established a strategic partnership last year to perform joint R&D, develop student talent and promote innovation.

“We find ways of meeting not just today’s challenges, but the challenges that are emerging. The challenges that are going to jeopardize the health, safety, security and financial prosperity of our citizens and the country,” said Vice President for Strategic Engagement and Partnerships at MITRE James Cook.

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