Creating the right environment for young people’s talent development and providing them with various opportunities for career growth has always been a priority for Kaspersky. Cybersecurity is one of the most attractive career paths today and the SafeBoard internships program, which launched several years ago, provides a great starting point for students to kick-off their career in the sector. It is especially important now, at a time when many young people are facing uncertainty on the job market following the pandemic.
Through the SafeBoardGlobal program, candidates can choose from a variety of technical and non-technical positions in a wide range of business functions including channel sales, corporate communications, digital marketing, IT, marketing, presales, sales operations, and tech support.
While the ideal candidates will have a passion for technology, the SafeBoard program is open to all current students of Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees, or recent graduates – no matter their background or gender.
“With a well-documented skills shortage, there has never been a better time to start a career in cybersecurity. Kaspersky is well placed to provide the brightest young minds across Europe and APAC with valuable experience in an industry that is constantly evolving and is a crucial part of helping businesses and individuals continue to reap the benefits of technology,” says Marina Alekseeva, Chief Human Resources Officer at Kaspersky.
Kaspersky has been offering the SafeBoard program in its HQ office, along with internships to students in other regions, for the past six years. However, this is the first time that the SafeBoard internships program has been fully expanded to Kaspersky’s offices in London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Prague, Singapore, and Utrecht. By working closely with local teams, interns will be able to learn and develop both personally and professionally.
“A SafeBoard internship provides knowledge and skills that simply cannot be learnt from a book. Interns receive both on-the-job learning and constant feedback from a mentor; plus, speakers’ nights and workshops with global high-performers,” adds Denis Barinov, Head of Kaspersky Academy. “An internship with Kaspersky is an opportunity to kick-start your career in the exciting world of cybersecurity, through working for the world’s largest privately-held global cybersecurity company before graduation.”
Applications for SafeBoard internships are now open. Following a short pre-selection process, potential candidates will be invited to Kaspersky’s online hackathon event in at the end of June, where they will be tested for teamwork and social skills and also demonstrate their knowledge while working on specific cases. Successful interns will then be announced on July 16th.
Current undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in an internship role at Kaspersky can apply at safeboard.kaspersky.com.