Information Security Intern

Information Security Intern


Job Type Preferred:  Information Security

Job Location:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Level: Undergraduate Student Employment

Start Date: Any

Job Title:  Information Security Intern

Job Description:  PSC, a national leader in data-intensive, high-performance computing, is seeking undergraduate interns to collaborate with PSC staff on the development, implementation of information security tools, controls and techniques to protect PSC’s high-performance computing (HPC) resources and Cyberinfrastructure. Projects will relate to advancing the information security program at PSC.

Examples of possible projects include:

  • Improving the vulnerability service to automate user self-scans, integration with ticketing systems and system tuning.
  • Software/System administration including: auditing software packages, converting depot scripts to RPMs, creation of local mirrors for centralized, local distribution.
  • Evaluate the features and performance of new security technologies.
  • Assist with the implementation of new physical security controls (card access systems, camera systems and video archiving).
  • Auditing activities to remove unused systems, verify security class meets requirements.
  • Evaluate and test new departmental backup plan/strategy.

Job Requirements:  Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree. Examples of relevant majors are information security, computer science, or any major with a significant computational/programming component.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Linux.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: Python, Java, Perl, shell scripting, Hadoop, and/or C/C++.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and creativity.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work in a team environment.

Duration:  Summer and academic year if applicable.

Positions Available:  2

Salary Information: Hourly rate

Work Period:  Up to 37.5 hours per week

Student Employment: Undergraduate students

How to Apply: Submit a short statement to James Marsteller ( in the form of a cover letter to describe why you are qualified for the job and your interests along with a current resume.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and provides university, government, and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for high-performance computing, communications and data-handling available to scientists and engineers nationwide for unclassified research

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.