Recruitment #2207-2010-001


The City of Tucson Information Technology Department (ITD) provides support services for all departments within the City, including citizen services, public safety, public works, back-office business applications, project management, analytics & GIS, and web applications. Additionally, the City has become a direct provisioner of wireless services to eligible community members through the newly established  Community Wireless Program.  The diversity of City business functions and supporting technologies makes for a dynamic work environment that is both challenging and rewarding. 

This is a part time position with flexibility to adjust hours according to class schedule and study demands.
Preference will be given to those candidates who have interest and availability to work during the upcoming school year

General Description

The Information Security Intern is responsible for assisting the city of Tucson security team with many components of the city of Tucson's information security program.

This position may require collaborating with others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies.

Essential Functions

Assist in reviewing and updating documentation for policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.

Research and evaluate applications and services used by the City of Tucson. Provide a matrix when possible, detailing features within each different application or service.

Assistance with the deployment and upkeep of the information security team’s website content.

Provide first-level compliance monitoring and investigations.

Assist with forensics analysis and fact gathering.

Assist with vulnerability assessments and penetration testing for specific applications, services, networks, and servers as required.

Assist with applications/tools including but not limited to SIEM, IPS, Netflow, e-mail gateway protection, and DLP tools.

Perform compliance audits against institutionally accepted security controls.

Record and track IT security incidents, including but not limited to copyright violations, compromised accounts, e-mail threats, and abuse reports from various sources.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School and current enrollment in a college institution or equivalent coursework; Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Geographic Information Systems or other relevant major.  

Minimum Experience Qualifications: No Experience

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidate:

Must be available 15 hours each week.

Must uphold, enforce, and abide by all the City of Tucson’s policies.

Strong writing skills.

Preference given to a full-time undergraduate/graduate student in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.6

Preference given to students enrolled with a concentration in Cyber Security, Information Technology, or majoring in Computer Science.

Selection Plan

To be considered for this internship opportunity you must submit the following materials in an email to  with the subject line Information Security Intern 

  • Chronological Resume
  • Cover letter 
  • Current class-schedule and anticipated graduation date

Submissions received without all 3 documents will not be considered.  

This position will close on August 14, 2022, with interviews being held shortly thereafter. 

**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.**

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.