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Information Security Internship


Service, Respect, and Connection are core to the individual and collective TRS experience. We know that great service rests on a foundation of relationships that connect us all to an empowering and rewarding career. At TRS, we’re inspired by our diverse community who bring authenticity and commitment to our mission to improve the retirement security of public education employees and retirees throughout Texas.

As a group of achievers, we tap collaboration and innovation to raise the bar in performance, administering and counseling pensions and healthcare benefits to ensure certainty for the future of our members. We invite you to join us, where both personal and career growth are respected and where you can make a difference in our members’ lives every day.

Note: This position is a temporary, limited term assignment.
The Information Security Student Intern performs entry (entry- to routine-level) project work related to their field of study and information security. Work involves supporting agency operations with a primary focus on gaining practical work experience and business skills for personal development or to satisfy educational requirements. Works under close supervision with limited latitude for initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the manager or director of the assigned department.
Benefits of a TRS Information Security Internship: This is a paid, full-time position that offers interns the opportunity to gain substantive experience in monitoring and analyzing security measures for information systems and infrastructure. Interns enjoy the chance to get training and mentoring from experienced professionals in one or more of these areas.
Here at TRS, we don't just fill positions. We recruit the best and brightest, and we'd love to hear more about you!
This position will start June 5th and will end August 11th, 2023. 
All applicants must submit a resume to be considered for the position. The interview process will consist of a video interview in addition to an in-person interview. If selected to move forward, applicants will receive written instructions for both steps via email.

Information Systems Security 
• Assists with writing and/or re-writing policies, procedures, and guidelines.
• Assists with enterprise risk assessment.
• Assists with security violations and follow-up actions.
• Assists with information security research.
General Functions 
• May assist in researching, compiling, and analyzing data; entering data into spreadsheets, databases, and other automated applications; and preparing complex queries and reports.
• May review forms, correspondence, reports, and other documents for completeness and acceptability.
• May assist in reviewing and analyzing agency policies, procedures, and forms and recommending changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
• Assists in completing special projects and performs other work as assigned. 
Performs related work as assigned 

Required Education
• Currently enrolled in and actively attending an accredited college or university as an undergraduate student with a declared major in Information Technology, Computer Science, or other relevant program AND within 24 months of graduation; OR
• Currently enrolled as a graduate student (Master or Doctoral) in an Information Technology, Computer Science, or other relevant program.
• Applicant will be required to submit a copy of official college transcripts. 
Required Experience
• None. 
 Required Registration, Certification, Licensure
• None. 
 Preferred Qualifications
• Letter(s) of recommendation from program professor(s) are strongly encouraged.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
• General office practices and procedures.
• The principles, practices, and techniques of information security.
• Operational support of networks, operating systems, Internet technologies, databases, and security applications. 
Skill in:
• Organizing and prioritizing work to manage a high-volume workload in a fast-paced environment, and completing work accurately while meeting deadlines.
• Conducting data searches and evaluations of large amounts of information, performing complex analysis of the data, and preparing concise and accurate reports and written/oral recommendations.
• Verbal and written communication of complex information that is accurate, timely, and based on sound judgment.
• Providing quality customer service.
• Reviewing documentation; properly applying complex laws, regulations, rules, and policies; and making decisions based on sound judgment.
• Using a personal computer in a Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) environment, and accurately performing data entry.
Ability to:
• Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, agency staff, and other external contacts.
• Work effectively in a professional team environment.