Cyber Security Co-op

51 - Intelligence · Reston, Virginia
Department 51 - Intelligence
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level


The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), was created by and for members and operates as a member-owned 501(c)(6), not-for-profit entity. FS-ISAC serves as a bi-directional information and intelligence organization leading the financial services sector efforts to protect against and mitigate cyber and physical threats and incidents against member financial firms.


Co-op position to support FS-ISAC's Global Intelligence Office (GIO) with alerting and research. Intern will be working in tandem with analysts for an introduction into a cyber threat intelligence environment in the financial services industry. Longer-term interns welcome.



  • Triage and distribute operational and tactical data on information provided by FS-ISAC Members in accordance with FS-ISAC classification and handling protocols.
  • Provide operational support during a cyber incident pertaining to FS-ISAC members.
  • Assist FS-ISAC’s Intelligence Officers and Intelligence Analysts with intelligence collection, validation, and distribution efforts.
  • Support security discussions and presentations.


  • Communication Skills – Has effective written communications skills and be able to work effectively with other team members.
  • Critical Thinking Skills – Is able to approach information and data in an objective and rational manner, understand bias and possible relationships of importance, and apply methods of examination to construct a clear and informed judgement.
  • Organizational Skills – Possesses strong time management skills to work multiple processes at the same time and to a high degree of quality. Should be able to prioritize the required work and self-discipline on when to continue to a different task.
  • Attention to Detail – Ability to quality-check their work and handle databases.


  • Knowledge of or any work experience in cyber security technology, techniques, and practices - intrusion monitoring, vulnerability analysis, web application security, incident response, malware analysis, threat research, or intelligence analysis – are highly relevant.
  • Programming skills, including ability to script in Python, is desired.
  • Familiarity with advanced Excel functions, including creating pivot tables and formulas, is desired.
  • Previous education or work experience in information technology is a plus.


This is full time remote position. Intern will be provided a FS-ISAC issued laptop for purposes to complete their work, adhering to company policy specific to use of company equipment. The candidate must be able to meet the physical demands of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

FS-ISAC has reviewed this position description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

All employees must be authorized to work in the United States. FS-ISAC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, FS-ISAC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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  • Location
    Reston, Virginia
  • Department
    51 - Intelligence
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience