• IT Security Intern

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    The Security Intern is responsible for assisting with the continuing development, implementation, support, facilitation and communication of the Information Security Policy within all areas of the business with a keen focus on security operations including network perimeter defense and systems security. Assist with support of existing security controls to ensure stability, uptime and effective control operation. Role performs on-going monitoring of networks and network elements, both internal and customer-facing, to ensure compliance with policy and standards.


    TDS Telecom relies on our dynamic 290+ person IT team to innovate using leading edge technologies that empower us to continually move forward. Our diverse team focuses on the development and support of new products and services, while capitalizing on extensive training opportunities and vendor seminars. Team members have a passion for technology and thrive in a fast-paced, high-tech, opportunity-for-growth, and continuous learning environment.


    School is top priority so TDS offers very flexible schedules, while requiring you to work at least 15 hours per week.


    As an organization, TDS knows that our own employees are some of the most talented individuals around which is why approximately 40% of our positions over the past year have been filled by internal candidates.  This internship will not only give you the opportunity to apply what you are learning in school in a real-world business setting, but it will give you exposure to many other opportunities within the organization that can provide a long-term career path.  


    At TDS we don’t just invest in the success of our customers; we also invest in the success of our community.  Local presence and connection to our community is vital to who we are at TDS.  TDS has a laser focus on our customers that is supported by a great culture driven by the TDS mission and shared values.  TDS strongly believes in partnering with local communities throughout the country and encourages all employees to participate in volunteer opportunities.    In 2017 TDS had 543 employees volunteer and contribute in their neighborhoods.


    Why Join TDS?
    Our IT Interns partner with seasoned professionals and provide support and input on high-priority technology projects. An internship at TDS offers you:

    • Valuable hands-on experience working on multiple projects
    • Access to a wide variety of software and hardware programs
    • Competitive compensation
    • Access to an Intern Employee Resource Group (ERG) with the purpose to support a diverse and inclusive community of interns by providing resources for development, opportunities for internal advancement and forums to connect with other interns.  This group meets once a month and allows you to hear from other interns about their projects as well as leaders within the organization about their team.  They host networking events to get you connected within the organization with the goal of finding fulltime employment within TDS by graduation. Additionally, there are monthly social events with other interns throughout the Madison area
    •  An employer that places priority on employee development and training with a key focus on internal promotion
    • Company culture emphasizes ethics & promotes a healthy life/work balance with a business casual work environment
    • A challenging, fast-paced environment due to the continually evolving nature of the telecommunications industry and related technology
    • Opportunity to work with talented and dedicated team members committed to each individual’s success
    • TDS Telecom actively supports many local charities, local university activities, and community events and encourages all employees to participate in volunteer opportunities
    • Obtain frequent exposure to, and interaction with, management across TDS Telecom


    IT Security Program Development/Integration

    • Assist in research and testing of new technologies from a security perspective as required and as driven by the business or regulatory needs.

    Security Administration

    • Implement firewall and VPN policies. Deploy firewalls and VPNs using recommended implementation designs.
    • Assist in the deployment and operation of security controls including, but not limited to: intrusion detection, content filtering, configuration management and vulnerability management controls.
    • Assist in the development of security applications and processes to improve operational efficiency.

    Security Monitoring

    • Monitor systems and devices for compliance with security and regulatory requirements, evaluate activity logs and document actions taken to investigate and resolve any identified issues.


    Required Qualifications

    • One of the following educational or work experience requirements:
      • Student with 3+ semesters of coursework in pursuit of a computer science or computer security –related degree
      • 1+ years of relevant work experience
      • 2+ summers of full-time relevant work experience


    Other Qualifications

    • Rudimentary familiarity with basic security principles.
    • Knowledge of HTML and Wiki markup formatting languages.
    • Basic knowledge of one or more programming languages in the use of simple scripting or application development including: Python, Perl, Ruby, C, PHP or Java.
    • Rudimentary familiarity with the security concepts for log analysis, monitoring and system and network auditing.
    • Rudimentary familiarity with network hardware including routers, switches, hubs and wireless access points.
    • Rudimentary familiarity with network technologies and IP protocols (e.g., TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc.). Rudimentary familiarity with the OSI 7 Layer network model.
    • Rudimentary familiarity with IPv4 protocol fundamentals including layer 2 resolution, addressing and subnetting.
    • Rudimentary familiarity with how Internet networking protocols work (e.g., DNS, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, etc.).
    • Excellent workplace skills including time management, interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic desiring to benefit TDS Telecom and the candidate's personal career during their internship.


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