Intern, IT Security in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 1/23/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Ames, IA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    0 to 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Our comprehensive, 12-week paid internship program gives you the opportunity to test your skills working for the nation’s leading producer of cleaner fuels and developer of renewable chemicals. This internship will begin May 18, 2020 and end August 7, 2020.


The purpose of this position is to assist with support for Network Security and End User Technology Needs.

Key Accountabilities:

Network Security
• Assist with firewall, IPS, and VPN configuration
• Lead network security policy efforts
• Lead internal network security scan and deliver findings to appropriate teams
• Optimize Security Information Event Monitoring (Solar winds SEM) system
• Lead escalated security events and incidents
• Effectively respond to case work relating to computer security vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and forensic investigations

Support End User Technology Needs
• Respond to employee technology needs in person or via email, phone, Skype, or remote desktop software to provide break/fix support for PC/laptop hardware, operating systems, applications, printers, video conference system, and etc.
• Use Service desk management system to respond to user support requests

Other Frequent Duties
• Assist System/Network Administrators as needed in scaling network and turning up new branch office sites
• Assist System/Network Administrators as needed by building new servers, configuring Ethernet switches, or firewalls as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned

Education Required: Pursuing a Bachelor or Masters Degree – Information Technology or related degree
**Junior or Senior status preferred
Experience Required:
0-2 years
Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

Knowledge or training of firewall/network fundamentals and IT Security methodologies
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Firewall Administration
Windows networking TCP/IP Configuration and troubleshooting
Thorough understanding of Active Directory

Special skills or knowledge preferred:
Network support experience relating to Firewall and VPN configuration in a multi-location environment
Security +
PCI DSS 3.0, SOX, and SAN best practices
Experience creating and testing disaster recovery plans (DRP)
VMware and Virtualization technologies
Wireless security best practices

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.