Get hands-on cybersecurity experience

Each summer, OmniSOC hosts an internship program that offers students from our founding member academic institutions (Indiana University, University of Nebraska, Northwestern University, and Rutgers University) an opportunity to gain professional experience at a security operations center (SOC). This program is designed to help interns:

  • Become more aware of the many areas of interest within cybersecurity
  • Determine where their interests are
  • Discover what areas of study they should pursue in the future
  • Interact directly with security operations professionals and other diverse groups with diverse skill sets

As an intern, explore a variety of real-life cybersecurity applications and gain hands-on experience in cybersecurity foundations. Interns willl also receive formal and informal shadowing opportunities. This immersive program provides mentoring and guidance by subject matter experts in three components of a security operations center: platform engineering, security engineering, and basic SOC operations. Discussions and explorations will include issues related to cybersecurity activities within a professional SOC environment.

2023 Internship Program

June 20 to July 28, 2023 | Bloomington, IN

Internship registration is now closed. We'll be communicating to those who applied shortly. 

This six-week paid program will be conducted in a hybrid setting. Weeks one through three will take place at the OmniSOC in Bloomington, IN. Interns will travel back home for weeks four through six and gain relevant experience working on a final project with other interns in a remote work environment.


Frequently asked questions

Although the final three weeks are conducted remotely at your home institution, selected interns interns must be able to travel to Bloomington, IN for the first three weeks of the program.

All interns will be housed together in campus housing. The exact location will be determined in spring. 

Students will make an hourly rate of $20 an hour and should expect to contribute around 25 hours a week during the program. Additionally, OmniSOC will arrange travel, campus transportation, meals, and lodging during the in-person portion of the program.

You will be contacted regarding your application no later than Wednesday, March 22.

Applicants will be asked to provide two references and a personal statement (2 page maximum). Visit the application for more details. 

Students must be eighteen years or older to participate in the summer internship program.

While the OmniSOC internship program is constructed for undergraduate students, graduate students are welcome to apply and may be offered a seat.

My favorite part about this internship was learning under the guidance of different professionals within OmniSOC…Having access to their expertise and knowing that they have many years of experience within the cybersecurity industry was invaluable during my time at Indiana University and with my home team at Rutgers. I learned a great deal from asking these mentors various questions and getting advice on career goals within the IT field.

Cassandra Begin | Rutgers | 2019 intern

The summer internship is for students currently enrolled at Indiana University, University of Nebraska, Northwestern University, or Rutgers University. 

Read about the 2022 program