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  • 504918
  • Internship


Cyber Security Intern

****U.S. Citizenship Required****

Job Location:

Address:  1700 W. Washington, Suite 210

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $16.50 

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Homeland Security - Cyber Command is recruiting for several Cyber Security Interns. This would be a prime opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in Cybersecurity to gain invaluable hands-on experience in the field within a large public sector environment. The Cyber Security Interns will apply critical thinking skills in a cyber environment and learn how to look for threats and risks and apply mitigation techniques. They will learn how to effectively evaluate supply chain compliance against industry risk management best practices for cyber security. Work within a team to apply a NIST based policy and standards framework across a large group of diverse State Agencies.

Job Duties:
  • Develop skills and learn procedures to effectively identify, detect, contain, eradicate, recover, and document cyber incidents in an enterprise environment to effectively defend against cyber threats.
  • Learn about malware and cyber threat hunting, security analytic tool best practices, vulnerability scanning and reporting.
  • Work on Security Compliance assessments to include reviewing vendor compliance against required minimum security standards.
  • Learn how policies and standards are implemented within a public sector enterprise.
  • Will also learn how to perform risk assessments against policies and standards to document risk and threats.
  • Utilize a vast array of security tools and resources to locate cyber threats.
  • Work with a team of people with a cyber security focus, provide regular executive level updates, and contribute to team success with ongoing tracking and implementation of projects.
  • Attend meetings and offer input and suggestions when appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the Information Technology and Computer Science Field.
  • Ability to communicate well with others, to perform work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset and exhibit a collaborative work style.
  • Detail orientated, critical thinking, fast-paced work experience in a technical setting

Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year College or University with a focus in Computer Information Science, Computer Information Security or related and must successfully pass a Department of Public Safety fingerprint background check.

Selective Preference(s):
  • Completion of Introduction to Computer Science or similar, OR Information Security Essentials or similar, OR Introduction to Information Technology or similar, OR Introduction to Computer Network Security or similar. Familiarity with Computer Scripting Languages is a plus.
Contact Us:
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ariel Gonzalez at agonzalez@az.gov for assistance


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.