Does Cyber Florida’s mission of cybersecurity education, engagement, and research resonate with you?

Cyber Florida was established by the Florida legislature in 2014 to expand Florida’s cybersecurity industry, improve the state’s overall cybersecurity posture, and increase the number of cybersecurity professionals through education, research, and public engagement. With increased state and grant funding, we need more team members to accomplish our goals. We are a diverse, dedicated team of professionals committed to making Cyber Florida’s mission a reality and helping as many organizations and individuals as we can in the process.

Are you looking for a workplace with a competitive total package?

Cyber Florida is administered by the University of South Florida, a Preeminent State Research University. USF offers a comprehensive benefits package with options for health, vision, dental, life, disability, and supplemental insurance, as well as, retirement, paid holidays, generous annual and sick leave, tuition programs, and more. Cyber Florida also offers a hybrid work environment.

Would you like to come work with us? Check out our current openings below:

Florida Digital Scholar Program

Cyber Florida has partnered with Florida Digital Service to create internship opportunities for students in cybersecurity-related programs at the University of South Florida. These hands-on internships will provide valuable, real-world experience at a state government agency. Many employers identify hands-on keyboard experience as a major factor in hiring decisions. Build those skills as you build your professional network working with state leadership in cybersecurity! These positions are onsite in Tallahassee and include a stipend in addition to hourly pay to cover living expenses.

Cybersecurity Intern, Strategy and System Assessment – CSOC

Open to USF active & enrolled students only

Position Location: Tallahassee, FL

Job ID 32721

Compensation

$30 per hour (20 hours per week)

$30,000 in stipends (multiple payments throughout the program; dependent on program completion)

Program Length

January 9, 2023 – June 30, 2023

Internship Summary

This internship will provide training and practical experience in cybersecurity operations. This will include cybersecurity incident monitoring and response, cybersecurity threat hunting and remediation, exposure to cyber-attack simulations used to identify gaps and vulnerabilities, testing new cybersecurity solutions and services, and assisting state agencies with adherence to new cybersecurity policies, regulations, and processes. The experience will benefit scholars planning a career in the cybersecurity field, specifically in the public service or governmental sector.

This opportunity is best suited for scholars who enjoy thinking critically and strive to find new ways to resolve complex issues while working as part of a team to help keep the State of Florida Enterprise secure and resilient. Interns will gain practical work experience to augment their education and career preparation and will be mentored by a full-time professional manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct incident response activities (information gathering, log analysis, indicators of compromise (IoC) searches, network traffic analysis, inter-agency, and external partner coordination, etc.), track cyber incidents and compile IoC information to conduct threat hunting activities, conduct research, and analysis of threat intelligence, determine exploitable vulnerabilities existing in the enterprise, and determine possible scope and impact in the event of an attack.

Scholars will assist with the following:

  • Cybersecurity framework mapping.
  • Gain an understanding of FIPS 199 and NIST 800-53.
  • Assess agency system security plan – ensure controls are in place consistent with the system classification.
  • Assess certifications – ensure testing of controls validates their existence and effectiveness.
  • Assess additional documentation supporting control implementations – ensure additional documentation and further evidence of the existence of required controls.
  • Recommend a course of action – determine whether an agency should be issued an Authority to Operate.
  • Gain an understanding of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC).
  • Policy and project management of cybersecurity solutions and strategies.
  • Business analysis and operational impact.
  • Contract and product analysis.
  • Day-to-day operations.
  • Related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic understanding of cybersecurity concepts.
  • Basic understanding of information systems and computer networking.
  • Exposure to cybersecurity tools such as log analysis solutions, anti-virus, extended detection and response solutions, security information and event management (SIEM), and intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS).
  • Basic understanding of network architecture and interconnecting systems (routers, switches, firewalls, demilitarized zone (DMZ), servers, etc.).
  • Basic understanding of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks and regulatory and compliance standards (NIST CSF, ISO, HIPAA, PCI DSS, etc.).
  • Exposure to governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions and procedures.

Preferences

  • Exposure to vulnerability management and vulnerability assessment tools.
  • Exposure to penetration testing procedures and solutions.
  • Understanding of project management techniques and exposure to technology project implementation.
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and exposure to the implementation of technology (especially cybersecurity) solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Student classification of the undergraduate level of junior or senior, or graduate level masters or PhD.
  • Two Semester commitment is required.
  • A declared major field of study from the list below is required.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Candidates are required to successfully undergo a criminal background check and complete CJIS certification which requires fingerprinting.
  • This is an in-office position. Students are required to work onsite in the FL[DS] office in Tallahassee, FL.

Fields of Study

Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology.

Application Requirements

A resume, a statement of interest (one page), and unofficial transcripts are needed to apply.

If selected, additional contracts are required to complete the hiring process.

Cybersecurity Intern, Cybersecurity Operations – CSOC

Open to USF active & enrolled students only

Position Location: Tallahassee, FL

Job ID 32720

Compensation

$30 per hour (20 hours per week)

$30,000 in stipends (multiple payments throughout the program; dependent on program completion)

Program Length

January 9, 2023 – June 30, 2023

Internship Summary

This internship will provide training and practical experience in cybersecurity operations. This will include cybersecurity incident monitoring and response, cybersecurity threat hunting and remediation, and exposure to cyber-attack simulations used to identify gaps and vulnerabilities, testing new cybersecurity solutions and services, and assisting state agencies with adherence to new cybersecurity policies, regulations, and processes. The experience will benefit scholars planning a career in the cybersecurity field, specifically in the public service or governmental sector.

This opportunity is best suited for scholars who enjoy thinking critically and strive to find new ways to resolve complex issues while working as part of a team to help keep the State of Florida Enterprise secure and resilient. Interns will gain practical work experience to augment their education and career preparation and will be mentored by a full-time professional manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct incident response activities (information gathering, log analysis, indicators of compromise (IoC) searches, network traffic analysis, inter-agency, and external partner coordination, etc.), track cyber incidents and compile IoC information to conduct threat hunting activities, conduct research, and analysis of threat intelligence, determine exploitable vulnerabilities existing in the enterprise, and determine possible scope and impact in the event of an attack.

Scholars will assist with the following:

  • Incident monitoring and response.
  • Threat hunting – proactively searching across technology resources to Identify possible malicious activity based on IoC.
  • Coordinate incident response and threat remediation with agencies.
  • Take corrective actions – perform functions to Isolate resources, remediate threats, and resolve incidents.
  • Document incident response actions and additional recommendations.
  • Participate in hands-on training in cybersecurity solutions.
  • Coordinate cybersecurity solution implementation with agencies – develop timelines and plans for roll-out.
  • Engage in implementation with agencies – to the extent required, assist agencies in solutions implementation.
  • Troubleshoot implementation issues – Assist agencies in resolving issues with the solutions and implementation. Engage partners as needed.
  • Document implementation status – Maintain implementation documentation to reflect the status of implementation.
  • The document implementation process for specific solutions – record and archive a step-by-step guide for solution implementation for future use.
  • Research vulnerabilities and exploits – conduct regular research on current cyber-attacks and record pertinent information such as threat actor details, tactics, techniques, procedures (TTPs), attack vectors, behaviors, etc.
  • Determine threat landscape of enterprise – Conduct vulnerability scans against systems and resources and determine exploitable vulnerabilities.
  • Related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic understanding of cybersecurity concepts.
  • Basic understanding of information systems and computer networking.
  • Basic knowledge of cybersecurity tools such as log analysis solutions, anti-virus/extended detection and response solutions, security information and event management (SIEM), and intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS).
  • Basic understanding of network architecture and interconnecting systems (routers, switches, firewalls, demilitarized zone (DMZ), servers, etc.).
  • Basic understanding of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks and regulatory/compliance standards (NIST CSF, ISO, HIPAA, PCI DSS, etc.).
  • Exposure to governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions and procedures.

Preferences

  • Exposure to vulnerability management and vulnerability assessment tools.
  • Exposure to penetration testing procedures and solutions.
  • Understanding of project management techniques and exposure to technology project implementation.
  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and exposure to the implementation of technology (especially cybersecurity) solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Student classification of the undergraduate level of junior or senior, or graduate level masters or PhD.
  • Two Semester commitment is required.
  • A declared major field of study from the list below is required.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Candidates are required to successfully undergo a criminal background check and complete CJIS certification which requires fingerprinting.
  • This is an in-office position. Students are required to work onsite in the FL[DS] office in Tallahassee, FL.

Fields of Study

Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology.

Application Requirements

A resume, a statement of interest (one page), and unofficial transcripts are needed to apply.

If selected, additional contracts are required to complete the hiring process.

Data Analytics Intern- Office of Data Management

Open to USF active & enrolled students only

Position Location: Tallahassee, FL

Job ID 32715

Compensation

$30 per hour (20 hours per week)

$30,000 in stipends (multiple payments throughout the program; dependent on program completion)

Program Length

January 9, 2023 – June 30, 2023

Internship Summary

This internship will provide training and practical experience in applied database systems, data dictionaries, meta-data management, data cataloging, data analytics, cloud data lakes, dashboarding and reporting, and web services. The experience will benefit scholars planning careers in the data or analytics industry, specifically in the public service and government sectors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scholars will assist with the following:

  • Define and implement Extract Transform Load (ETL) jobs on a wide variety of data sources and apply algorithms that reveal value to analysts and stakeholders.
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional and non-functional business requirements.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build and maintain dashboards leveraging business intelligence tools including, but not limited to, Power BI, Tableau, and Alteryx.
  • Ensure gold standard dashboards providing key metrics are well accurately maintained.
  • Related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • SQL skills.
  • Experience in programming and scripting languages including, but not limited to, Python and Java.
  • Familiarity with a variety of datasets, structured, semi-structured and unstructured, etc.
  • Knowledge of performance optimization surrounding data delivery and process automation.
  • Knowledge of business intelligence software (including but not limited to Tableau, Alteryx, PowerBI, Alteryx) and application of such software.
  • Competent at manipulating large data sets of time-series and intermittent data.
  • Familiarity with how data can be used in statistical analysis and data modeling.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work independently with little supervision to deliver on-time quality products.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Student classification of the undergraduate level of junior or senior, or graduate level masters or PhD.
  • Two Semester commitment is required.
  • Declared major field of study from the list below is required.
  • Student must be in good academic standing.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Candidates are required to successfully undergo a criminal background check and complete CJIS certification which includes fingerprinting.
  • This is an in-office position. Students are required to work onsite in the FL[DS] office in Tallahassee, FL.

Fields of Study

Data Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Operations Management, and related programs will be targeted for background and understanding in database systems, programming, analytics, dashboarding and statistics.

Application Requirements

A resume, a statement of interest (one page), and unofficial transcripts are needed to apply.

If selected, additional contracts are required to complete the hiring process.

Service Experience Intern – Office of Service Experience

Open to USF active & enrolled students only

Position Location: Tallahassee, FL

Job ID 32722

Compensation

$30 per hour (20 hours per week)

$30,000 in stipends (multiple payments throughout the program; dependent on program completion)

Program Length

January 9, 2023 – June 30, 2023

Internship Summary

This internship will provide training and practical experience focused on providing services and solutions to support both internal and external partners with technology initiatives. This is a customer-facing role allowing scholars to assist with managing technology projects, providing communications and project management, and participating in state partnership and outreach. The experience will benefit scholars planning a career in technology support services, operations, communications, or project management, specifically in the public service or governmental sector.

Duties and Responsibilities

The scholar in this position assists in the planning, coordination, and execution of operational functions associated with the Office of Service Experience. The scholar provides service and support for the FL[DS] offices of Information Security, Data Management, and the State of Florida enterprise agencies.

Scholars will assist with the following:

  • Successful management of cross-functional projects, ensuring timely and successful completion.
  • Monitors and reports project status, issues, and risks.
  • Anticipates and identifies opportunities for service delivery to agency customers and designs and recommends solutions to meet their needs.
  • Performs information gathering, research, and data analysis, and presents findings verbally and in writing using a variety of formats depending on audience needs.
  • Actively engages in regular and transparent communication with customers to establish relationships and build credibility.
  • Effectively facilitates meetings and collaborative sessions with internal and external customers. This includes, but is not limited to, pre-meeting preparations (agenda development and calendar invitations) and meeting follow-up tasks and activities including meeting minutes and action items tracking.
  • Participates in the FL[DS] Service Experience team’s efforts to achieve quantifiable successes on defined and targeted missions that include actively participating in collaborative internal and external team meetings.
  • Participates in the creation of standardized templates and documentation aimed at streamlining operations across the enterprise and providing reports as necessary to provide timely insights for the team and customers.
  • Related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and quickly adjust to changing priorities.
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding research and analyze data.
  • Ability to comprehend complex information and articulate it in an understandable format, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships.
  • Strong customer service, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and judgment skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
  • Core Competencies: Accountability, Business Acumen, Communication, Continuous Improvement, Customer Centricity, Emotional Intelligence, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Learning Agility, Respect, and Teamwork.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Student classification of undergraduate level of junior or senior, or graduate level masters or PhD.
  • Two Semester commitment is required.
  • Declared major or field of study from the list below is required.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Candidates are required to successfully undergo a criminal background check and complete CJIS certification which requires fingerprinting.
  • This is an in-office position. Students are required to work onsite in the FL[DS] office in Tallahassee, FL.

Fields of Study

Business Administration, Information Technology, Operations Management, Communications, Hospitality Management, Management Information Systems, Organizational Leadership, Marketing, or any related field.

Application Requirements

A resume, a statement of interest (one page), and unofficial transcripts are needed to apply.

If selected, additional contracts are required to complete the hiring process.