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Cybersecurity Intern

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29d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship
💻 Remote
🤑 $54K - $97.5K

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  • You must be a US citizen with a 3.0+ GPA, enrolled in Cybersecurity or related degree program, with technical skills in areas like vulnerability scanning, data analytics, and security operations. Obtain Security+ certification and be able to obtain a security clearance. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • You will support cybersecurity authorization artifact development, conduct compliance activities, implement security procedures, verify requirements, participate in briefings, and assist with defense-in-depth practices and process maintenance.

Off-cycle Internship

IT & Cybersecurity


  • Leidos is seeking a summer intern with a Cybersecurity background to join our team in support of the SMIT contract, the largest IT services program for the Navy. Under the Service Management, Integration, and Transport (SMIT), Leidos team will deliver the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), including cybersecurity services, network operations, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately, the Leidos team will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and service while also saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise network. The successful candidate will support cybersecurity compliance testing for the NMCI network.


  • Enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college/university with a Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or similar major with graduation planned in late 2024-2026
  • GPA 3.0 or better
  • Technical knowledge in one of the following areas: cybersecurity assessment, vulnerability scanning, integration and testing, data analytics or security operations.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance - US citizenship required
  • Ability to obtain Security+ (or other relevant) certification to meet DoD 8570 IAT Level II requirements
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of cybersecurity tools.
  • Familiarity with the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity assessment and authorization (A&A) and associated processes, procedures, and activities in accordance with DoDID 8500.01, DoDI 8551.01, and other applicable NIST instructions, guidelines.
  • Experience supporting the formal Cybersecurity/IA testing required by government accrediting authorities, and preparing System Security Plans.
  • Exceptional communication abilities, both verbal and written, including business writing on complex topics

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

IT & Cybersecurity


  • Support cybersecurity authorization artifact development to achieve Authorization to Operate (ATO) in accordance with the project schedule.
  • Support conducting cybersecurity authorization activities to comply with all current Cybersecurity and IA manuals, instructions, and guides within the DoDI 8500.01 and DON 5239.
  • Assist with the implementation of security procedures, and verify information system security requirements, including coordinating the execution, review and disposition of STIG checklists for systems, applications, developed code and other components.
  • Participate in regular briefings with the team on project statuses, including preparing briefing materials.
  • Assist in employing approved defense-in-depth principles and practices (e.g., defense-in-multiple places, layered defenses, and security robustness)
  • Support the development and maintenance of processes, checklists, and procedures


Work type

Full time

Work mode



53950 - 97525 USD