Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Information Trust Institute (ITI) – 2024 Summer Intern Program

The Information Trust Institute (ITI) seeks students interested in a Summer Internship. ITI comprises various interdisciplinary (technical and non-technical) researchers, developers, program managers, system operations, and faculty working on primarily federally funded, security-focused, research projects in data analytics, application development, network and operational security and active security risk mitigation. ITI pursues innovative solutions to challenges related to the protection of both information and operational systems within the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure. 

ITI will interview candidates for an 8 to 10-week summer internship program (June through early August). ITI Innovation Interns will have an opportunity to support the execution and completion of various cybersecurity-focused initiatives. The internship program has a variety of potential areas of focus driven by seasonal project need.  Each year’s requirement will be different.  Areas of Focus typically include some combination of Research & Data Analytics, Application Development/Programmer, System & Network Operations Technical Support, Graphic Design and Web Development and Program Management & Business Operations Support.

ITI seeks passionate students interested in working together in a dynamic research environment to assist with assessment, development, and translation of innovative solutions that facilitate cyber risk and threat identification, enable trusted systems to function as designed, and to enhance mitigation capabilities across industries.

Selected interns would support ongoing research projects, participate in active programs, and assist with completing various deliverables. Interns will gain a deeper understanding of cyber threat mitigation and valuable work experience in various aspects of cyber risk research and solution development. At the end of the summer, interns will have a chance to present what they learned from their experience.

If you are interested in one of the areas of focus – please draft a short cover letter that specifically identifies that role, why you are interested in and why you believe your current or evolving skill set would make you a strong candidate for that specific role. 

Submit your cover letter with a resume as directed herein.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • A registered full-time student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred 
  • Programmer/Developer Role requires competence with one or more programming languages
  • Considerations will be given to undergraduate students across majors who articulate a compelling argument for their role fit while possessing experience, background, and other factors that demonstrate potential for success in their identified area of focus 

If interested, please submit your application, cover letter, and resume here by 3/23/2024.

Potential Areas of Focus for Summer Interns with anticipated Roles and Responsibilities:

Research & Data Analytics:

  • Prototype tools and data pipelines to extract meaningful insight from innovative sources of data
  • Assist in tool development to convert raw data into formats using data wrangling techniques
  • Assist in creating methods and procedures for research focused data collection
  • Perform exploratory data analysis and present findings to ITI staff
  • Act as a data consultant to provide solutions to ongoing programs

Application Development/Programmer: 

  • Assist with software/hardware development and support the creation of new applications.
  • Work on enhancements to existing systems
  • Participate in the design and testing of software/hardware components and programs
  • Learn and translate cyber-focused tools and equipment in support of research initiatives
  • Develop and enhance one or more of the following languages: Python, Typescript (JavaScript), SQL, Java, Go, C/C++, C#, HTML, CSS, etc., and use appropriate frameworks such as Node.js, Nuxtjs React, Vue.js. or others

System & Network Operations Technical Support:

  • Plan, design, and implement automation tools, communications networks, and hardware configurations
  • Support general research laboratory requirements 
  • Assist in research into and implementation of research environments to support communications systems, data collection, and application hosting and APIs 
  • Learn and translate cyber-focused tools and equipment in support of research initiatives

Graphic Design / Web Development:

  • Creative experience in print, photography, web, and multimedia
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge building webpages using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with content management systems (e.g., WordPress)
  • Possess excellent editing/grammatical skills

Program Management & Business Operations Support: 

  • Work with project teams to develop content in support of project status reports and summaries
  • Assist in the research and development of innovative solutions to business challenges
  • Transition technical work to business stakeholders
  • Create and deliver reports and presentations of project work and results
  • Explore solutions and business cases for cutting-edge and emerging technologies
  • Support cybersecurity focused course material and curriculum development