What is Cisco High?

Cisco High is an UNPAID virtual summer program. The goal of the program is to create an enriching experience for high school JUNIORS (2023 graduates) and SENIORS (2022 graduates) and designed to give top students interested in technology and business exposure to Cisco's history, culture and technology.

Does the student have to be super technical in order to apply?  

No, the program is for all students interested in seeing their potential of working at Cisco. The program is STEM and business focused, and as a result the curriculum includes a balance between interactive technical and business learning and activities.

Can sophomores in high school participate? 

No, this program is designed for high school students juniors and seniors.

What are the virtual sites and dates of the program? 

Cohort 1 (June 20th - July 1st): Research Triangle Park, NC, Herndon, VA, Richardson, TX, and    San Jose & Glendale, CA

Cohort 2 (July 6th - July 20th): Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, New York City, NY, Toronto, Canada

Can I still apply even if I do not live in any of the virtual sites listed? 

Yes, the program is 100% virtual, apply to your preferred virtual site. Students must reside in the U.S. and/or Canada to participate in the program. Please note the program is highly competitive and each site has a limited amount of students allocated per site.

Can a student be referred to the program? 

No, we do not accept referrals.

How long will an extern be logged on to the computer during the day? 

Externs are expected to participate in all calls scheduled which last from 9-5 with breaks and a lunch hour.

When are applications open? 

Applications for 2022 summer externs will be open in mid-March and will close April 15th.

If offered a spot, is the extern obligated to attend? 

When candidates are notified about their selection for the program, they will have the option to accept or decline by a date specified in the notification. Candidates have 48-72 hours to accept or decline if offered.

Who should I email if I have a question about the externship? 

You can email the Cisco High mailer at ciscohigh@external.cisco.com