Information for individuals interested in a career in cybersecurity
Exactly what is cybersecurity?
You can find great overview of the field at the links below:
What internship and development opportunities in cybersecurity exist at IU?
IU offers internal and external internships.
In an Internal internship, individuals intern either in support of an IU cybersecurity operational service or organization (like OmniSOC or UITS Information security) or in support of a grant-funded academic or research project. All are valuable experiences.
A great place to start your search for an internal internship IU’s Career Development Center. But don’t stop there! Research deeper by checking department and organization websites. A few to start:
No two internships will be the same because the work varies based on the current projects. Internships might be short-term commitments that last several weeks, or they might be long-term commitments that can last an entire year.
External internships are opportunities with organizations outside IU, either in the public sector (such as the State of Indiana) or private sector, such as Cook Medical, Lilly, or others. IU’s central resource for external internships--along with many other opportunities-- is Handshake.
What internship opportunities are available with CACR or OmniSOC?
CACR and OmniSOC internships are IU internal internships. And each year, CACR has a limited number of opportunities available. We strongly suggest you read through the CACR website to identify projects that interest you.
The OnmiSOC internship seminar series is a great place to explore your interest in threat hunting while learning from the #1 higher education threat hunting team in the country.
NEW! CACR Internship opportunity
07/15/20 The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) has an internship opportunity working with the SecureMyResearch team providing a first-of-its-kind research cybersecurity service. The incumbent will work closely with researchers, administrators, and technology providers on campus to understand IU’s research landscape, systems and services, workflows, and leverage this knowledge to protect research data. Furthermore, this internship will provide real-world experience in risk management, enterprise and research cybersecurity, and regulatory compliance.
If you would like to learn more or are interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to Will Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org
Not seeing a specific internship opportunity? Don’t let that slow you down. Contact CACR with a cover letter that explains your interest in cybersecurity, the CACR or OmniSOC project(s) that interest you, resume, and a link to your portfolio, if you have one.
How can you get the internship you want?
Here’s a secret: internships are competitive. You need to put your best foot forward. Most internships (and other opportunities) require at least a cover letter, resume, and sometimes a link to your portfolio of work. The better those present you, the greater your chances of getting an interview and the internship you want.
Preparing these materials and interviewing are skills. Here are some resources to help you make your best case: