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Cyber Security Internship - Summer 2024

  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • London
  • On-site
  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • London
  • On-site

Come join WithSecure for a summer cyber security internship!

WithSecure is a leading cyber security consultancy with a recognised history of generating world class research. Our consultants identify problems, evaluate security threats, assess risk and implement solutions to defend against the latest threats in cyber security. They also regularly speak at major conferences including DEF CON, Disobey and Black Hat, and our clients include some of the most prestigious in the world.

Spend your summer developing your hacking skills, researching cutting-edge security topics, and gaining hands-on experience working with our cyber security specialists.

WithSecure is offering paid summer internships with our consultancy team, where interns will have the opportunity to experience cyber security consulting in the real world, as well as work on a security-related research project. The length of the programme is typically 10 weeks long, and successful internships may lead to full time employment.

What does the WithSecure Consulting Internship Programme look like?

Interns at WithSecure complete practical training courses in areas including application security, network security, reverse engineering, and more to provide them with the core technical skills required by security specialists around the globe.

A range of research projects are available, and there is flexibility if candidates have a project or idea they would particularly like to work on.

Upon completion of training, interns work side by side with WithSecure's world-renowned researchers to investigate an area of their choosing. Past research topics have included cloud security, the Windows kernel, vulnerabilities in IoT devices, and machine learning applications to security. Successful intern projects often turn into public vulnerability disclosures, educational material for the community, and conference talks. Examples of WithSecure's research can be found on WithSecure Labs – https://labs.withsecure.com/.

Interns will be based in our London office and will be assisted by our current WithSecure consultants and researchers. Here's what our past interns had to say about their experience:

I came into the internship without knowing much about cyber security but was able to learn loads in a really short time. The internship allowed me to explore different areas of cybersecurity and has led to a career in the field. Really recommend it, even if you think you don't know much about hacking.
Rose Laurie - 2022 Summer Intern, now a WithSecure Threat Hunter.

The internship was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, the training was absolutely great, really informative, and I learnt so much from the experience. Everyone we worked with was lovely, happy to chat about the industry, and filled with interesting knowledge; overall a very valuable experience that helped me find a career in this field. I highly recommend it!
Alex Pettifer - 2023 Summer Intern, now a WithSecure Security Consultant.

tl;dr:

  • When: 24th June – 30th August 2024

  • Where: London – London Bridge Area

  • Apply by: 15th March 2024

  • Cohort size: approx. 6

The job:

  • Comprehensive training in cyber security consultancy - the same stuff we give our full-time new starters to get them ready for the job
  • Opportunities to shadow on real jobs - usually application/cloud/network and mobile security
  • A research project in an area of your choice. Usually there's a list of projects people want you to do, but we're also keen to support interns' original ideas!

Who should apply:

  • Current students expecting to graduate in 2025 or later are encouraged to apply
  • You do not have to be a computer science/cyber security student (or a student at all). We care about your capability and curiosity, not the title on your degree
  • People who are passionate about cyber security, and who already know some of the basics. We're not expecting you to be an expert, but ideally you'd have done some CTFs or personal research (we love to hear about those things!)
  • Right to work in the UK is required - unfortunately, we cannot sponsor visas for this position

Work with great people

William Jardine
Managing Consultant
"The freedom is a big thing for me. The trust you are doing something worthwhile."
Fairuz Zainor
Researcher
"I joined WithSecure (previously F-Secure) straight after graduating and now, 10 years later, I am still happy to be here."
Kinga Baran
Program Manager
"WithSecure gives me a feeling of appreciation for what I do as well as ongoing challenges to grow personally. This sounds like a slogan but it really happens here!"

Great Place to Work

  • Over 900 amazing colleagues in 18 offices

  • Possibility to protect the world

  • Work with best of class experts who care

  • Relaxed, open and fun working environment

  • 70+ nationalities

  • Global with the spirit of a small company

About the company

Purpose – Why we exist
We are here to build and sustain trust in a digital society
We are here to build and sustain trust in a digital society — trust that is threatened by uncertainty, fear and worry caused by cyber attacks and crime.

Vision – Where we are heading
No one should experience a serious loss because of a cyber attack
We envision a future where no one should experience a serious loss or be put out of business because of cyber attack or crime. At least no one who puts their trust in us.

Mission – What we do
Accelerate transition to outcome-based security
Our mission is to research, innovate and build technologies, human expertise and delivery-business models that will accelerate our customers’ and partners’ transition to outcome-based security.

Diversity & Inclusion:

WithSecure is an equal opportunity employer and believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to nationality, colour, race, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender (including gender reassignment), sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or physical or mental disability.
We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you!


Miłosz Gaczkowski | Contact Person

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