Cyber Security, 2020 Undergraduate Intern

Requisition ID: 46926

All Locations: Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?



The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Cyber Security Undergraduate Intern for an internship opportunity. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

The qualified candidate will become part of the Cyber Operations and Resilience Department (CORD).


  • Provides technical support in researching and engineering cyber solutions for Aerospace internal and external customers in all segments of national security space systems
  • Actively supports research and development of Space Mission systems to include software, hardware and IT equipment ranging from embedded systems to enterprise cloud computing
  • Supports cyber assessments, penetration testing and improve mission resiliency for Space Mission Systems from advanced cyber threats
  • Develops and tests new Defensive Cyber Operations tools and capabilities
  • Supports the design and operations of the Colorado Cyber Innovation lab
  • Studies new and innovative methods to enhance mission resiliency for DoD Space Mission Systems and the Air Force Space Command's "Space Warfighting Construct"
  • Participates with an interdisciplinary team in ongoing research or technical programs with academic collaboration partners
  • Applies standard techniques and procedures to carry out a series of prescribed scientific and/or engineering tasks
  • Participates in risk management activities to ensure cybersecurity risks are evaluated and mitigations applied in accordance with security directives
  • Assists customers by providing cybersecurity expertise in support of critical decision points
  • Provides ground truth technical assessments of organizational security activities and posture


Performance standards to be successful in this internship position include:
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Cybersecurity/cyber operations experience or relevant education
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD security clearance
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills

  • GPA 3.3 or higher
  • Active DoD security clearance
  • Experience with Cyber Security Tools (e.g. Metasploit, SEIM, etc.)
  • Experience with Cyber Security tactics, methodologies, procedures and policies
  • Experience in space-related systems such as SBIRS, GPS, MILSATCOM, AFSCN, NASA or Space Launch

Temporary housing assistance is not available.

The Aerospace Corporation functions as the nation's independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, specializing in advanced military space systems. Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters in El Segundo, California, and our campuses in Chantilly, Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico to give students the opportunity to work in the scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.

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Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Secret

Access: None

Polygraph: None

Employment Type: Intern

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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