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Jacobs Cyber Security Intern - Summer 2022 in Herndon, Virginia

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Your Impact:

Are you curious and eager to learn how to protect America against cybersecurity threats? We want to talk to you!

Jacobs Cyber Security Intern Program is designed to offer candidates an opportunity to work alongside cyber professionals on mission critical programs in fast-paced, technology environments. Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions (CMS) provides security risk management, full lifecycle IT service management, systems integration, and cybersecurity solutions to the federal intelligence community, DoD, and other government clients. Our interns will be able to grow their skills, learn new strategies, and make an impact on keeping America safe at home and abroad.

Jacobs is seeking a Cybersecurity and Software Development Intern to support our customer networks, systems, and applications. This position may offer hybrid or remote opportunity.


  • Candidates will be responsible for the development of various tools and technologies that are utilized daily in our industry to include:

  • Enterprise Software Development to include the utilization of tools such as Java, C#, python

  • Cyber Security Analysis and Exploitation

  • Candidates must have a strong verbal and written communication and be able to work independently or in small teams to achieve rapidly changing and dynamic objectives.

  • Create oral presentation to leadership personnel to include potential customer on intern project.

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Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited university obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or equivalent experience.

  • Familiarity with software development and network operations concepts and methodologies

  • Experience with the Windows and Linux operating systems

  • Understanding and familiarity with scripting (PowerShell, Python, Java)

  • Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of the following concepts:

  • Systems configuration and management of firewalls, IDS, servers, and workstations

  • Red Team and/or Penetration Testing

  • Incident categories, incident responses, and timelines for responses

  • Collecting data and reporting results; handling and escalating security issues or emergency situations appropriately; providing incident response capabilities to isolate and mitigate threats to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability for protected data

  • Information systems security concepts and technologies; network architecture; general database concepts; document management; hardware and software troubleshooting; intrusion tools; and computer forensic tools such as EnCase and open-source alternatives

  • Investigating malicious code

Desired Requirements:

  • Demonstrated communication, written, technical, and analytical skills; to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively; experience creating and presenting documentation and management reports

  • Knowing how to string together data, what questions to ask, what activities will point to a target that we care about

  • Ability to think “outside the box” and not willing to settle for conventional wisdom

  • Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional image and approach

  • Ability to perform independent analysis and distill relevant findings and root cause

  • Ability to listen, understand and translate client requirements

  • Strategic planning skills, organizational skills, operating skills, and leadership skills

  • Would be working on systems like:

  • Tier III Analyst experience, Network Analytics, Incident Investigations, Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis, Task Prioritization

  • Knowing how to string together data, what questions to ask, what activities will point to a target that we care about

  • Experience in Cloud Environment is a strong plus

  • Use of SIEMs or scripting to pull data into usable formats. Notification sources are Antivirus, HIDS, NIDS, IPS, and Firewalls

If you are interested in jumpstarting your cyber career, apply below to #JoinJacobs!

Clearance Requirement: Ability to obtain a US government security clearance.

  • The position for which you are applying for requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)