College Intern – Cyber Security

Salt River Project

Requisition ID: 17344


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona’s best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

At SRP, we foster an inclusive work environment and believe everyone should have a fair chance to work, regardless of who they are. That’s why we value teams with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to help SRP deliver on its mission of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable water and power.


SRP’s success is rooted in our employees’ happiness, health, and safety. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Paid sick time in accordance with the Arizona state minimum wage law and overtime pay for any hours actually worked over 40 in their FLSA defined week
  • Access to a recreation and fitness facility
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs: College interns are eligible to receive $1000 per calendar year
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



SRP is recruiting for a student intern to join the Cyber Security team and support SRP’s mission to provide reliable, affordable, and sustainable water and energy to our customers and community by participating in cyber security initiatives that protect SRP operations. College students studying relevant disciplines such as Cyber Security, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or other related fields are highly encouraged to apply. The initial average work week is 20-25 hours based on department need. Student interns may have an opportunity to work up to 40 hours per week as their schedules allow.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborating with the Cyber Security Services team to document and maintain technical processes, procedures, workflow diagrams, and presentations.
  • Gathering information from technical and nontechnical subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write technical documentation.
  • Creating knowledge articles on cyber security topics for use by both technical and business stakeholders.
  • Assisting with cyber security assessment activities for internal technologies/systems and third-party vendors.
  • Participating in programs and projects that cross intra-organizational boundaries requiring coordination with organization-wide team
  • Communicating, expanding, and contributing to SRP’s cyber security compliance and risk management programs.
  • Coordinating cyber security remediation management activities.
  • Supporting the ServiceNow Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) tool.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • To be eligible for the Student Intern Program at SRP, the employee must be actively enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours that are college level (100) or above over the course of a regular semester and must be working towards a degree from an accredited college or university.
  • For an accelerated program, the student must be enrolled in six credit hours in the equivalent of a traditional semester.
  • Pay rate is $18.75 per hour for an undergraduate intern and $20.80 per hour for a graduate intern.
  • This is a paid opportunity for a student working a minimum of 15 hours per week. However, work hours and schedules may fluctuate based on departmental needs.


Overall, the successful candidate must demonstrate strong communication skills, familiarity with cyber security risk and compliance concepts, and familiarity with general information technology concepts. Preferred skills include:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including understanding of good documentation practices.
  • Solid time management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficient working in Microsoft 365 applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Experience with any of the following is beneficial and preferred, but not required:
  • Working with information technology infrastructure components, hardware, software, operating systems, and applications.
  • Processing work items in ServiceNow, including Incidents, Requests, Tasks, and Issues.
  • Diagraming and documenting workflows, processes, and procedures.
  • Participating in security compliance and risk assessments, testing controls to determine security risk, and providing recommendations to technology groups.


College level coursework (100+) from an accredited institution will be evaluated on an individual basis according to the skill/level to determine if applicable to the position by management.


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas, OPT, or other employment-related visas.

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