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IT Cybersecurity Intern

The SPLC is seeking initiative-taking IT interns who are enthusiastic about cybersecurity! 

Atlanta. GA; Montgomery, AL

The Southern Poverty Law Center offers internships to exceptional students enrolled in an IT related field who possess effective communication skills, strong work ethic and attention to detail. The Center is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people. As an internationally recognized nonprofit organization, the Center is dedicated to reducing bigotry and oppression through research and public education, outreach, litigation, and policy advocacy.


Who You Are

Communicative. Effective communication skills with a strong work ethic and attention to detail.

Effective. A sense collegiality; aptitude for being a team player.

Driven. Ability to support the Information Technology team by providing reliable and secure access to information processing systems, applications, and data.

Mission, Vision & Culture Alignment. Demonstrate an awareness for SPLC's mission and vision; and a commitment to the ideals of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and fostering an anti-racist work culture and to anti-racist principles and learning.


What You'll Do.

Coordinate with employees and vendors to investigate, identify, and resolve cybersecurity related service desk tickets.

Translate business requirements and collaborate with stakeholders on solution designs.

Create and maintain documentation for IT processes and applications.

Provide functional advice and training to employees on IT systems and applications.

Analyze emails, files, links, or software for malware or data loss.

Conduct vulnerability management scans and apply security patch updates.

Monitor activity logs and system alerts for security incidents and perform incident response actions.

Uphold our JEDI principles by helping to ensure we uplift the voices of underserved communities.


Minimum Qualifications

We are committed to equitable hiring practices; therefore, you must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for the role.

Currently enrolled in an Information Technology related field, at least a 2-year student; and

Effective communication skills


Compensation & Benefits

The Center pays $16.10 per hour. Interns are expected to work 40 hours a week and there may be opportunity for supervisor approved overtime.


*Washington, D.C. interns will receive $17.00 per hour.


Where and How You'll Work

This role has the following work designation:

Telework: Will work at an SPLC office at least three days per week and may work two days from an alternate location.


Other Special Considerations

This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to inquiries by telephone.

Interns are expected to begin in June 2024. A minimum commitment of ten consecutive weeks is expected.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by 5:00pm CST on Thursday, February 29, 2024.