Recruitment #2309-2010-003


The City of Tucson Information Technology Department (ITD) is currently seeking a highly motivated intern to work alongside the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This intern role within ITD will serve as an Analyst and a Technician, working closely with the Cybersecurity Organization to support their Cybersecurity goals.

This is a non-permanent position that provides entry-level work experience for students who meet the minimum qualifications. The work schedule for this position is approximately 10-20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling to accommodate class schedules and academics. Please note that this position does not offer any benefits, and non-permanent employees are limited to working no more than 1,300 hours per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).

The internship is structured as a one-year assignment, with the possibility of a one-year renewal upon agreement between the Information Technology Department and the intern.

General Description

The Cybersecurity Intern works to support the CISO Organization and ITD in their Cybersecurity efforts with our City partners and within the ITD department. The primary areas of responsibility include assisting with:

  • Creating and maintaining Cybersecurity-related communications such as newsletters and announcements.
  • Generating Cybersecurity Dashboards.
  • Collaborating with the city partner teams.
  • Analyzing data.
  • Responding to alerts.
  • Maintaining Cybersecurity Metrics

Essential Functions

As a Cyber Security Intern, you will assist in:
  • Supporting the Cybersecurity team’s communication efforts.
  • Creating and editing content for newsletters and announcements related to Cybersecurity.
  • Developing various communication campaigns using PowerPoint and related tools.
  • Collaborating with IT divisions for content for Cybersecurity publication materials.
  • The creation of written, video, and image content for Cybersecurity notifications or training.
  • Developing drafts in PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Managing any relevant Cybersecurity intranet site(s).
  • Analyzing data when responding to alerts.
  • Measuring and reporting on Cybersecurity Metrics.
  • Generating and maintaining Cybersecurity Dashboards.

Taking part in formal and informal training opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School; Current enrollment in a college/university; Coursework in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or closely related fields.

Demonstrated working knowledge and skills in PowerPoint, Visio, Excel, and Canva (Canva is preferred, not required).
Minimum Experience Qualifications: No Experience.

*Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Special Job Requirements

Must have junior or senior standing and be enrolled in a relevant, four-year degree program, or a graduate program and have measurable technical skills.
Must have a letter of recommendation from an instructor at the educational institute in which they are currently enrolled.
Must have a current cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (Student may submit copy of last grade report with cumulative GPA).

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in using Canva, and Microsoft Office 365.

Passion for Cybersecurity.

Written and verbal communication skills.

Creative problem-solving skills.

Self-starter with ability to work independently.

Comfortable multitasking in a deadline-driven environment.

Attention to detail.

Selection Plan

To be considered for this internship opportunity you must upload the following materials with your application

  • 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 October 13, 2023, with virtual interviews via Microsoft Teams being held shortly thereafter.  

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.