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Cybersecurity, Summer Pathways Intern

Apply now for an exciting opportunity at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). CFTC promotes the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation.

The CFTC is currently hiring students under the Pathways Program.  The CFTC offers substantive work that gives interns an opportunity to demonstrate their skills through work experience.  Students will be assigned to work with CFTC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of administrative functions.

Interns will be placed in the Cybersecurity and Physical Security Operations Branch.  Duties may include:

  • Assist the senior IT professionals in cybersecurity operations: Collaborate with experienced cybersecurity professionals to support day-to-day cybersecurity operations, including monitoring and analyzing security events, investigating incidents, and implementing mitigation measures to address security threats.
  • Assist the senior IT professionals in conducting vulnerability assessments: Assist in conducting vulnerability assessments and penetration testing of information systems, networks, and applications to identify security weaknesses and recommend remediation actions to enhance resilience against cyber threats.
  • Assist the senior IT professionals by participate in incident response: Participate in incident response activities, including triaging and responding to security incidents, coordinating with stakeholders, and documenting incident response procedures and lessons learned to improve incident handling processes.
  • Assist the senior IT professionals in supporting compliance activities: Assist in compliance activities related to cybersecurity policies, standards, and regulations, including conducting compliance assessments, documenting control implementations, and supporting audit and assessment activities to ensure adherence to cybersecurity requirements.
  • Collaborate with the cybersecurity awareness team to develop and deliver security awareness training materials, campaigns, and communications to educate agency personnel on cybersecurity best practices and promote a culture of security awareness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

NOTE: If selected at the CT-07 level the full promotion potential is the CT-07.  If selected at the CT-09 level the full promotion potential is the CT-09.  Temporary positions do not have promotion potential.

***This Position is NTE 9/30/2024***