Fall 2022- Cybersecurity Intern- 90338143 - Washington

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak.


As a member of the Amtrak Cybersecurity team, the Intern will gain broad knowledge across all elements of cybersecurity. The Intern will contribute to enterprise IT compliance programs; real-time monitoring, detection, and incident response of threats to information assets of Amtrak; cyber risk management and cyber threat intelligence; and technical security architecture assessments and engineering. The Intern will leverage team expertise, industry best practices and research, and academic background to engage in work activities.



  • Promote an understanding of cybersecurity roles, processes and activities to business units and IT departments
  • Assist in the implementation of enterprise-wide security standards, procedures, and guidelines
  • Assist in penetration testing and red team activities
  • Assist in security engineering activities to include operations and maintenance of Amtrak’s security stack
  • Assist with security investigations to determine root cause, impact, and remediation steps
  • Monitor cybersecurity anomalies; investigate, resolve, and escalate cybersecurity incidents
  • Search for potential exploits of vulnerabilities based on the user or entity behaviors, endpoint threat detection, network behavior analytics, alerts/alarms, and managed security reports
  • Assist in security and compliance audits
  • Support PCI and Financial Statement Audits
  • Assist in privacy assessments and information governance projects
  • Guide users on the usage and administration of security tools that control and monitor information security
  • Support with governance of critical IT disciplines 
  • Assists in the development of Standard Operating Manuals for different process
  • Generate, gather, and track security metrics, develop scorecards for the metrics, and communicate the results 
  • Support and participate in formal reporting
  • Research, collect and analyze data
  • Identify challenges/barriers and make recommendations
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with key stakeholders



  • Actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Completed courses in Cyber Security, Information Security, Information Assurance, Computer Science, Security Risk Analysis, or similar discipline or holds a certificate related to information technology or cybersecurity
  • Completed at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies or currently enrolled as a sophomore or higher
  • Can participate in an intern program for at least two consecutive semesters
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Experience in Microsoft Office software suite, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint



  • Can participate in the intern program continuously until graduation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently on specific tasks
  • Working knowledge within IT operations and/or Service Management functions. 
  • Must possess excellent customer service, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and work well with others in an integrated team environment.
  • Knowledgeable of reporting towards KPI's and industry best practices / benchmarks.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Experience working in a professional office setting


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:111861
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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