**Please note this internship is for Summer 2023 (May-August)**
Schedule: Monday - Friday from 4:30pm - 1:00am
The Information Security internship position is a role that requires a combination of technical expertise, critical thinking, and business-oriented project management. You will primarily work on advancing NISC’s information security initiatives by managing various information security technologies, maintaining a set of critical security controls, supporting several information security audits, and supporting NISC’s information security policies and procedures.
- Monitor internal and external security vulnerabilities on NISC’s systems and route issues to system owners for remediation
- Support NISC’s annual SOC (service organizational control) audit
- Serve as a front line resource to other employees regarding information security
- Maintain current knowledge of NISC’s information security policies and procedures
- Assist in the administration of NISC’s physical security program
- Previous information security, network security, computer science, or information technology experience (in classroom or internship)
- Working knowledge of IT-related security threats and best practice safeguards
- Working knowledge of industry metrics and resources, including Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and the National Vulnerability Database (NVD)
- Familiarity with vulnerability management and patch management processes
- Knowledge of server operating systems, including Microsoft Windows servers and SuSE Linux
- Knowledge of desktop operating systems, including Microsoft platforms, MacOS, & Linux variants
- An understanding of networking fundamentals such as firewall/network segmentation, firewall ACLs, security groups, and network topology
- The information security profession changes every day. This position requires a candidate who is able to learn new information, adapt to unexpected results, and combine a technical background with a critical-thinking skill set to find solutions to problems that do not always have a clear-cut answer.
- Strong verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong research and problem-solving skills
- Strong presentation and training skills
- Ability to perform in-depth and on-going research
- Ability to serve in a project management role
- Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
- Ability to maintain the highest level of professionalism, ethical behavior, and confidentiality
- Commitment to NISC’s Statement of Shared Values
Desired Education and/or Certification(s):
- High School diploma or equivalency required
- Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information technology or related field, or equivalent IT experience
Minimum Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the essential functions of this position, employees must be able to see and communicate. Employees are regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move, and operate computer keyboards or office equipment.
Management may modify this job description by assigning or reassigning duties and responsibilities at any time.