Information Security Intern – Remote

Full Time
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  • Job ID 125855

Job Description

Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other care provider according to U.S. News & World Report. As we work together to put the needs of the patient first, we are also dedicated to our employees, investing in competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit plans – to take care of you and your family, now and in the future. And with continuing education and advancement opportunities at every turn, you can build a long, successful career with Mayo Clinic. You’ll thrive in an environment that supports innovation, is committed to ending racism and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and provides the resources you need to succeed.


This is a remote internship within the United States.  Candidates that can start in January 2024 will be given priority.  Preferred candidates will have the following characteristics:

  • Enrolled in a university program in the Spring of 2024
  • In their Junior or Senior year
  • Declared their major as “cybersecurity” or equivalent

The primary purpose of the Internship is to provide an intern with relevant field experiences in cybersecurity. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern may be given selected work assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the work unit. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility. The duration and timing of the internship will be arranged with the intern.

Mayo Clinic will not sponsor or transfer visas for this position including F1 OPT STEM.

Additional information specific to this internship:

What we do:

The Security Testing Team (STS) within the Mayo Clinic Office of Information Security (OIS) is responsible for enterprise vulnerability management.  That is, we detect and report vulnerabilities (CVEs), as well as report the number of assets affected by a particular vulnerability. We assign a risk level based on a number of factors, including if it is being exploited by a threat actor reportedly attacking healthcare or a related organization type.  Our team provides the following services to Mayo Clinic:

  • Continuous Monitoring and Scheduled Tests
  • Static and Dynamic Application Security Testing
  • Enterprise Asset Scanning (Servers, Endpoints, Containers, IoT, etc)
  • Phishing Simulation
  • Daily Vulnerability Assessment and Coordination of newly announced industry threats
  • Point-in-Time Testing Driven by a Risk-Based Queue
  • Technical Vulnerability Assessments
  • Penetration Testing
  • Red Team Operations

Much of our work effort goes toward improving automation of processes and “shifting security left”.  We do this so code developers and asset owners can receive vulnerability information as soon as possible to begin remediation.  Improving IT hygiene allows our manual testing team to focus on the vulnerabilities that are not found with automated tools.

What we do not do and what you may not receive experience in:

First and foremost, our team does not lead incident response or use tools that monitor for potential attacks.  We may be called to provide support, but another team in OIS is responsible for Mayo’s security monitoring and incident response process.  We also do not lead forensic investigations, develop or assess security policies or evaluate security architecture, but may provide support when requested.  This is not an exhaustive list, but at a high level, if the job function does not involve vulnerability management, testing, or application security it is not going to be the focus of the internship. 

Working on our team will give you a good understanding of how to implement and operate an enterprise vulnerability management program.  A successful candidate will be asked to perform a fair amount of self-study and possess a proactive work-ethic.  Knowing when to “try harder” and when to ask for help is key to learning and to have fun.


The incumbent must be enrolled in a bachelors, masters or graduate degree program from a college or university. Typically, this internship would occur after the student has taken most of the courses required by the degree program.
Where applicable – the degree program must require an internship as a graduation requirement (or offer as a credit option).

Exemption Status


Compensation Detail

This position has a predetermined rate of $25.00 per hour.

Benefits Eligible



Full Time

Hours/Pay Period


Schedule Details

Hours will be arranged with supervisor based on incumbents academic calendar.

Weekend Schedule


International Assignment


Site Description

Just as our reputation has spread beyond our Minnesota roots, so have our locations. Today, our employees are located at our three major campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Rochester, Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System campuses throughout Midwestern communities, and at our international locations. Each Mayo Clinic location is a special place where our employees thrive in both their work and personal lives. Learn more about what each unique Mayo Clinic campus has to offer, and where your best fit is.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


Ted Keefe

  • Rochester, MN
  • Full Time
  • Information Security

#Mayo Clinic
Location: US (Remote)

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