Cybersecurity Intern

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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Summary of Duties:

As a member of the Cyber Risk Management team, the Intern will contribute to the protection of enterprise IT and operational technology security programs that empower decision makers with actionable cyber threat intelligence, minimize cyber risk exposure, and enable business objectives. The Intern will leverage team expertise, industry best practices and research, and academic background to engage in work activities

Essential Functions:

  • Support with governance of critical IT disciplines
  • Assists in the development of Standard Operating Manuals for different process
  • Promotes an understanding of Cyber Risk Management roles, processes and activities to business units and IT departments
  • Research best business practices and standards to contribute to cyber risk decision making
  • Assisting in the implementation of enterprise-wide technical security assessments
  • Assisting in vulnerability scanning and assessment activities
  • Support cyber threat intelligence lifecycle
  • Assist in penetration testing and red to activities
  • Assist with security investigations to determine root cause, impact, and remediation steps
  • Guide users on the usage and administration of security tools that control and monitor information security
  • Generating, gathering, and tracking security metrics, developing scorecards for the metrics, and communicating the results
  • Supports and participates in formal reporting
  • Research, collect and analyze data
  • Identify challenges/barriers and make recommendations
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with key stakeholders


Minimum Education Level: Student

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Cyber Security, Information Security, or Information Assurance,
  • Computer Science, Security Risk Analysis or similar degree
  • Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Experience in Microsoft Office software suite, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently on specific tasks
  • Working knowledge within IT operations and/or Service Management functions.
  • Must possess excellent customer service, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and work well with others in an integrated team environment.
  • Knowledgeable of reporting towards KPI’s and industry best practices / benchmarks.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Experience working in a professional office setting

Communications and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Posted: December 30, 2020
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