FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) today announced a 2014 Global Externship Program to give international students exposure to career fields in cyber, program management and computer engineering.
The Northrop Grumman—UMBC Externship is an eight-week summer research program for non-U.S. citizens studying in America at an accredited university. Students will work with 10 startup companies at Cync, a Northrop Grumman-sponsored cyber incubator at the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park. The externship allows students to gain professional experience and apply their academic knowledge by job shadowing experts in their field.
"This is another example of an innovative approach to building our cyber workforce," said Greg Simmons, UMBC vice president for institutional advancement. "UMBC is very pleased to be partnering with Northrop Grumman to continue to address the workforce pipeline issue."
Students will also receive leadership training in other business skills such as English technical writing and professional communications. This externship is one of many Northrop Grumman internship programs across the United States.
"We are committed to working with our international partners to build and strengthen a diverse STEM workforce," said David Perry, vice president and chief global business development officer, Northrop Grumman. "The real-world training these students receive will be extremely valuable as they enter the cyber and computer engineering professional fields."
UMBC is a dynamic public research university known for integrating teaching and learning, research and creative production, and civic engagement for the benefit of society. UMBC contributes to regional economic development through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. Please visit www.umbc.edu to learn more.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation