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Draper Information Security Summer Intern in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

The Information Security Office has numerous departments under its purview, including the Security Operations Center (SOC), Information Security Operations, (InfoSec Ops), and the Information Assurance and Risk Management (IA) department. Some of the activities include managing boundary and internal cyber security technologies, compliance and procedural enforcement and development, and working with the SOC to ensure that the boundary defenses are robust. Also the Information Security Office is tasked with reviewing technologies to ensure that those technologies are inherently secure, and/or, designing and recommending secure solutions. Further, this office will manage and/or, assist with forensic reviews and conduct scans of Draper’s network, and recommend best practices to ensure remediation of identified vulnerabilities. This office further works towards maintaining a secure computing environment for all of Draper’s operational and business groups. As such, intern(s) will be expected to support all facets of the Information Security Office and the responsibilities will be wide and varied, however, specifically, the intern(s) will be expected to accompany staff relative to interviews as they relate to development of system security plans as well as review policy and procedure documents. Further, intern(s) will support/research new InfoSec initiatives.


  • Responsible for day to day support and maintenance of INFOSEC Office

  • Will assist with Identifying risks within enterprise infrastructure and applications; will work with teams and management

  • Conduct research with emerging technologies, best practices and lessons learned from any and all types incidents

  • Will assist and draft communications for diverse stakeholders

  • Assist other team members by acting as secondary support role of various security systems; VPN, web filtering, vulnerability scanning software

  • May be asked to assist with system troubleshooting, vendor coordination, OS patching and updating

  • Will observe and assist with device configuration management, receiving signature updates, and maintain operational readiness

  • Assist with Security log monitoring as necessary

  • Maintain and update documentation, including standard operating procedures

  • Provide support to other IT groups in resolving issues with the managed technologies

General Security Projects

  • Assist in evaluating potential security tools, devices, or methods

  • Assist in testing of new network security devices and changes to existing network security devices

  • Assist with developing architecture diagrams, requirement documentation, test plans, change requests, and communication to users


  • Excellent time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision (i.e. self-motivated and willing to stretch to meet important deadlines)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program for the Fall of 2019


Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance may be required

ID: 2019-3917

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc