Information Security Intern

Herndon, Virginia
Jan 28, 2023
Jan 31, 2023
Full Time

The Information Security Intern will work with the members of the IT Security team to help in maintaining an enterprise wide information security program addressing issues that span the spectrum of IT disciplines. This job can help provide a broad picture of the many practical aspects of information technology and how information security plays a role in all of them.


  • Observe and document existing processes and procedures
  • Assist in administering some of a broad range of security applications and systems (e.g. assist in performing daily and ad-hoc duties on such systems as patch management, endpoint protection, disk encryption, e-mail gateway, web gateway, Logrhythm SIEM, and Multi-Factor Authentication)
  • Assist in developing, and assuring compliance with, policies for data security, management, monitoring, and audit to assure information security and reporting
  • Assist in developing, and assuring compliance with, audit procedures and work with information security and development teams to assure security events are captured and appropriate actions taken to secure the environment
  • Help to gather business relevant metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the security program
  • Assist with research and development of new security techniques, tool deployments, and methods to assess risk across the credit union
  • Protect the confidentiality and integrity of financial sensitive information and maintain the technical mechanisms of legitimate access and release of the data to meet the requirements of the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Remains cognizant of and adheres to NWFCU policies and procedures as well as regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)


  • Must be enrolled in a credited university at the junior or senior level in pursuit of a degree in related field
  • Average 3.0 GPA (transcripts required)
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency with MS-Office applications especially Excel and Visio
  • IT skills such as Microsoft Active Directory/Server, or network knowledge

  • Programming experience, especially in scripting languages such as powershell or python
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory
  • Fundamental networking knowledge

EEO Notice

Northwest Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

NWFCU complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 703-709-8900 or