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2024 Summer - Security Engineering Intern

When can you expect to hear back?

We like to attend all career fairs and recruitment events before closing our positions. That means, this position may be open without response for a couple of weeks to give us time to wrap up the recruitment season. Please see our tentative timeline below so you know when to expect to hear back from us!

All postings close: September 24, 2023 at 11:59 CT

Interviews: Early October

Offers: By end of October


2024 Start Dates:

This position has opportunities to start in the Spring and the Summer. Please see our start dates below and let us know your availability.

Summer Internships: Monday, May 20, 2024

40/hours per week max

Job Summary
The Security Intern is an integral part of the Information Security team at Workiva. This person helps solves security issues, develops tools to assist with security threats, and assists with vulnerability testing of web applications. This person may make recommendations on security controls and collaborates with internal stakeholders to gather information.



  • Provide Incident Response support when actionable incident is confirmed.
  • Document, investigate and report on information security issues and emerging trends.
  • Manage and configure tools and devices to expand our security monitoring infrastructure

Information Security Interns may perform any of the following activities depending upon which team(s) they may support:
Security Engineering

  • Develop tools to assist with security and compliance tasks
  • Assist with continual vulnerability testing of web applications to identify weaknesses
  • Research and identify potential security controls to fix active vulnerabilities
  • Collaborate with other teams to create remediation strategies and timelines for vulnerabilities

Security Operations

  • Develop queries and visualizations to assist with security and compliance tasks
  • Help solve security issues identified in the production application
  • Provide analysis and trending of security log data from a large number of various security devices
  • Collaborate with other teams to gather information regarding security problems, issues, and ideas


What You'll Need

  • Strong ethical and discretionary ability to handle sensitive information and data
  • Strong communication & networking skills (written, verbal, listening)
  • Basic competency in one or more programming languages (Python, Java, SQL, Go, and/or Dart)


  • Familiarity with vulnerability scanning tools and/or penetration testing techniques preferred
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Google App Engine (GAE) preferred
  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix operating systems

If Security Engineering focused:

  • Ability to analyze problems and devise creative solutions within business constraints
  • Good understanding of HTTP and common web application vulnerabilities

If Security Operations focused:

  • Self-motivation and initiative skills to search for and resolve security issues
  • Initiative and social skills to network with technical individuals to gather information on projects


  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program, preferably in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or similar degree required


Travel Requirements

  • Minimal travel


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office.


Sponsorship requirements:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship now or in the future.


How You’ll Be Rewarded:

  • Salary range in the US:

$40.00 - $40.00

  • 401(k) participation and match
  • Paid sick leave
  • A unique opportunity to further your learning experience through additional internship seasons


Where You’ll Work

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.

Customer Success: Always delight our customers.

Trust: Rely on each other. 

Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 

Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 

Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 

Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 

Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.


We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.


At Workiva, You’ll Enjoy: 

Intern Environment: Workiva was ranked a top 100 internship program by WayUp and ranked #20 in Best Places to Work for a reason! Our interns have the opportunity to participate in mentoring, professional development, networking, and flexible hours during their internship. We continually strive to provide numerous resources to build not just excellent interns, but excellent business professionals. 

Real Work Experience: Workiva interns are treated as full-time employees and are allowed the freedom to contribute to real work that truly impacts Workiva and it’s operations. From writing code in our production environment to directly supporting our customers' on our newest platform, our interns play a vital role in our company!  

Fantastic Perks: Being an intern at Workiva has benefits beyond just a paycheck. You can’t beat the wellness discounts, 401k participation and match, casual dress environment, paid sick leave and countless other perks that Workiva offers! 

Involvement:  Ability to participate in Business Employee Resource Groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Women, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+), Veterans, Disabilities), Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more

Opportunity at Workiva: At Workiva, we offer more than just a 12-15 week spring or summer program. 80% of our interns extend longer than just 1 semester with us to continue work on their projects. As long as you are enrolled in a degree seeking program, you could have the opportunity to be an intern at Workiva until you graduate!


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Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We believe that great minds think differently.  We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation.  Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.  We strongly encourage and welcome people from historically marginalized groups to apply.


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