Cyber Security Intern 03416 NWSOL

Cyber Security Intern 03416 NWSOL

02 May 2024
Washington, Richland, 99352 Richland USA

Cyber Security Intern 03416 NWSOL

Location: Richland, WashingtonTitle: Cyber Security InternSchedule (FT/PT): Temporary Full TimeTravel Required: NoClearance: Ability to ObtainNorth Wind Solutions is a Government contracting small business with operations at military and civilian installations across the United States. The company's focus is facilities operation and maintenance, waste management and radiological services, security control and force protection, and environmental services.POSITION PURPOSE: We are seeking a highly motivated Cyber Security Intern to join our team at the Hanford Site, a large US Federal environmental cleanup site in Richland, Washington operated by the Department of Energy. This internship provides a unique opportunity for college-level students to gain hands-on experience in security operations (SOC) and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) within the field of cyber security. The selected candidate will work closely with experienced professionals to support and enhance the cyber security program at the Hanford Site.This internship offers a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in the dynamic field of cyber security while making a meaningful contribution to the protection of critical infrastructure and environmental resources. If you are passionate about cyber security and eager to learn, we encourage you to apply and join our dedicated team.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist in monitoring and analyzing security events and incidents within the Security Operations Center (SOC) environment.

Support the identification, investigation, and resolution of security alerts and anomalies.

Collaborate with senior team members to assess security risks and vulnerabilities across the organization's infrastructure and applications.

Assist in the implementation and maintenance of security tools and technologies to enhance the overall security posture.

Participate in security compliance assessments and audits to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and organizational policies.

Contribute to the development and documentation of cyber security procedures, standards, and guidelines.

Assist in conducting security awareness training and outreach activities for staff members.

Stay updated on emerging cyber security threats, trends, and best practices through continuous learning and self-study.

Provide general administrative support to the cyber security team as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:

Currently enrolled in a college program with a focus on computer science, information technology, cyber security, or a related field.

Basic understanding of cyber security principles, concepts, and methodologies.

Skills and Abilities:

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and confidentiality.

Special Requirements:

US citizenship or permanent residency required for eligibility to work on federal projects.

Must pass pre-employment background check.

Must pass pre-employment drug screening.


Familiarity with security technologies such as SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) systems, IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems), firewalls, and antivirus solutions is a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:This position is primarily sedentary in nature. The work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. The work may involve exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. WORKING ENVIRONMENT:Works mainly in a typical office environment or from home. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation ( form to get assistance.North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.

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