Cyber Intelligence Analyst Internships

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The organization

The National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) brings public and private industry together to research and identify current and emerging cyber crime threats globally.

We foster an inclusive and equitable work environment where fairness and respect are at the forefront. Our goal is to create a vibrant and rewarding workplace that excites and engages every individual.

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The Team

Note these internships are available in both our Pittsburgh and New York City offices.  The FALL 12-week internships begin on or about:  Fall: September | Winter: January | Summer: June.

About the Program:  The NCFTA offers talented students an innovative work experience in a growing sector that will help them enhance their professional development and academic goals. Our program offers paid internships for undergraduate and graduate degree students. It is an intensive 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate level students the opportunity to work in areas such as intellectual property fraud, financial fraud, and malware and cyber threats in order to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field.   The student will receive training and be part of the team from day one.  They will be assigned to a manager and mentor to enable them to quickly learn and acclimate.  During their first few weeks on the team, they will participate in the internship orientation to become familiar with the NCFTA’s various resources, policies and procedures.  

Role of the Intern: Selected candidates will work on various organizational program initiatives.  Duties will focus on conducting research and data collection using various tools and applications as well as proactive research in open sources to produce a finished product for dissemination. The intern will engage in collaboration with NCFTA partners and peers and be expected to participate in program meetings.  

Internships with our Malware & Cyber Threats Program are more technical in nature and, as such, applicants with a technical interest and background are desired. These duties may include writing scripts to automate processes (e.g. Python scripts), reviewing and analyzing malicious code (e.g. C, C++, VB.NET, Assembly, Java), and creating databases (MySQL, MS SQL Server, Postgres). Also, technical threat actor hunting and identity attribution to cybercriminals on the dark web and clear net sites. Students with working knowledge of Mac OS may have an opportunity to work on special projects.  

Required Qualifications

·      Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and be eligible for a U.S. Government security clearance

·      Major studies in areas of consideration: International Affairs/Politics/Relations; Intelligence/Security Studies; Computer Science; Information Security; Business Intelligence or related fields.  Other majors are considered on a case-by-case basis.

·      Minimum GPA of 3.0

·      Excellent writing skills and strong analytical thinking

·      Proficiency in Microsoft Office required

·      Arabic, Turkish, Russian, Chinese and Eastern European language skills desirable but not required

·      Extensive experience with computers and networking highly preferred but not required

Candidate Skills: While applicants come from a range of academic backgrounds, the most competitive applicants also should possess the following:

·      Flexibility and adaptability

·      Take initiative and be self-motivated

·      Work well with others and have strong interpersonal abilities

·      Good judgment and decision-making skills

Locations: Internships are available in Pittsburgh, PA and New York, NY


Apply here: NCFTA Internships

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