Cyber Security Associate (Intern)

Clearance Level
Remote, Based in Virginia

REQ#: RQ128533

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

Sponsorship is not available for this role. 

At GDIT, our people are our business. We pride ourselves on the work our innovators do to support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the world. We wouldn’t be successful without our ability to attract new talent to join our team. 

What sets a GDIT internship experience apart from other organizations in the industry? 

GDIT’s Summer Internship Program is designed with you in mind!  Our internship provides you the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that is helping to solve our clients’ most challenging matters. Throughout GDIT’s 10-week Summer Internship Program, you will have the opportunity to do the following:  

  • Work side-by-side with GDIT professionals delivering work for clients.   

  • Collaborate with a team of peers to research and propose solutions to a current business challenge.   

  • Participate in a mentoring circle led by an early career champion. 

  • Interact with GDIT leaders.  

  • Participate in professional development. 

How You’ll Make this Internship Opportunity Your Own 

Our Cyber Security Summer Internship will help ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all data and systems across GDIT or client organizations. The ideal intern will have knowledge of computer languages and their applications to enable a system to perform specific functions.  You’ll also have an interest in understanding the principles, methods, and tools for evaluating information systems security features against a set of specified security requirements. You will work with analysts to understand business processes and promoting data integrity. You will have the opportunity to develop consulting skills, gather and research data, develop analysis as well as contribute to the creation of deliverables.  

What You’ll Need to Deliver Your Best Every Day 

  • Demonstrated decision-making skills 

  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment 

  • Nimble mindset and genuine intellectual curiosity 

  • Intuitiveness with an ability to identify and solve complex problems related to rapidly changing technology   

  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions 

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams) 

The Must-Haves 

  • Currently enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree program in computer science, IT, engineering, or other STEM field from a United States-based college or university or high school . 

What you Offer as a Stand-Out Candidate 

  • Pursuing a certification in the field of cyber security (e.g., CompTIA Security+, CISSP, Information Assurance, or Certified Ethical Hacker) 

  • Basic knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in engineering, information systems, and related technical support 

  • Basic knowledge of related hardware and software 

  • Basic understanding of data manipulation of Indicators of Compromise (IOC’s) 

  • Basic understanding of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) 

  • Basic understanding of Vulnerability Management (Vulnerability Scanning and Patching) 

  • Basic understanding of Information Assurance 

GDIT interns are paid and full-time (40 hours/week) for 10 consecutive weeks . Applicants should have a minimum of one semester remaining in their studies after their internship concludes. Take the first step and apply today! 

Note: We receive a high volume of applications and review them on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Our goal is to follow up with you within two weeks of your application. 

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.