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2021 Cybersecurity Intern

Pittsburgh PA

Do you want to make a difference and do work that makes an impact in your summer internship? Do you want to have a hand in keeping organizations in your community and the people they serve a little safer? If so, then, you are just what Schneider Downs is looking for! We are seeking energized, motivated, and curious students to participate in the Schneider Downs Cybersecurity Internship Program.

A successful intern candidate will support our dynamic cybersecurity team in their day to day operations working to make our clients and firm safer from cyber attackers. Interns will learn and develop various cyber analysis techniques through unique hands on experience through various engagements. You will get the opportunity to work with our skilled cybersecurity professionals on both the defensive and offensive sides of cybersecurity as we perform consulting work for our clients. This includes everything from responding to active computer breaches through ethical hacking and penetration testing engagements.

Typical Intern Assignments:

  • Offensive Security
    • Open source intelligence gathering
    • Port scanning
    • Vulnerability scanning
    • Active attacks
    • Credential abuse
    • Scripting/programming
    • Research and development
  • Defensive Security
    • Forensic imaging
    • Log extraction
    • Log parsing
    • Test lab management and testing
    • Scripting/programming
    • Research and development


  • Computer Science major preferred
  • Graduation date of December 2021 or May 2022
  • Linux and Windows Operating Systems experience
  • Working knowledge of some of the leading security principles and frameworks (NIST, SANS Top 20, ISO 27002, etc.)
  • Good understanding of network protocols, design and operations
  • Strong analytical skills and efficient problem solving
  • Excellent team player