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IT Security Intern (Summer 2023)


Zurich is currently looking for an Intern, to support our IT Services, and Information Security team out of our Schaumburg, IL offices for the summer of 2023.


This intern will work under immediate supervision and perform requested tasks alongside professionals who perform these roles. Generally, this position is part of a summer program with an assigned mentor. 


The primary project(s) you will work on:

  • Monitor and help maintain Information Security by promoting and adhering to security policies
  • Coordinate the collection of metrics and prepare various reports for timely distribution (e.g., failed controls, asset compliance)
  • Assist with managing and reporting exceptions within the environment (e.g., antivirus, proxy / open client, policies)
  • Assist with risk assessment of solutions and 3rd parties (i.e.,3rd party software, etc.)
  • Promote Security Awareness topics for the benefit of all Zurich employees

You will learn:

  • “Soft skills” in areas such as business communications, collaboration, career planning
  • Familiarity with OWASP Top Ten security risks to web apps
  • Opportunity to work for a global company, across multiple regions
  • Data protection and information security standards related to Governance, Risk, & Compliance
  • Exposure to internal systems such as OneTrust, ServiceNow, SharePoint and OneDrive
  • Increase skills in MS Outlook, Office, and Teams


Other development opportunities:

  • Job shadowing
  • Free online Veracode application scanning training courses
  • Working with the Chief Information Security Officer, Business Information Security Officers, and Information Security Analysts to gain a better understanding of cybersecurity and how it impacts a Global organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or related field
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s program and will be enrolled in the fall of 2023
  • Two or more years of college coursework (should be a rising Junior or Senior) and no prior years of experience required in the Administrative area
  • Be legally eligible to work in the U.S indefinitely   

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with risk assessment frameworks, such as NIST CSF, ISO 27k family, COBIT, etc.
  • Course work/interest in:
    • Security Awareness
    • Incident Response
    • Security policy and procedure development
    • Cybersecurity metrics
    • Disaster recovery
  • Problem solving skills in customer focused environment 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Intermediate Excel Skills (Vlookup/pivot tables etc.)
  • Quick Learner
  • Experience in a leadership role 
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Minimum cumulative current grade point average of 3.0 (current could mean last semester GPA)

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 
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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MD1 

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