United States


Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Tampa

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Job Description

Think you can do more with Microsoft? So do we. 
Avanade is looking for passionate security minded technologists who want to learn and contribute to protect Avanade’s people, processes, data, and technology while using the latest Microsoft Security technologies. Opportunities for growth and learning have helped make Avanade one of the best places to work in IT and provide an excellent environment for interns to build skills and experience that will help launch them into exciting IT careers. 
This role will offer the opportunity to learn and gain a deeper understanding of Information Security and Technology within Avanade. The Avanade IS Technology intern actively works with our portfolio leads on security initiatives and projects in areas such as Endpoint Security, Cloud Security, Information Protection, Penetration Testing, and Identity Protection. 

You will also be working with the latest Microsoft Security solutions such as:  
  • Microsoft Endpoint Manager 
  • Microsoft Information Protection 
  • Office 365 Security 
  • Windows 10 Security 
  • Defender for Endpoint 
  • Defender for Identity       
  • Defender for O365 
Key Responsibilities 
The Information Security and Technology intern will be assigned to perform tasks at the direction and under the close supervision / guidance of the portfolio leads. 

The tasks the intern will perform include, but may not be limited to the following: 
  • Work with the portfolio leads and various stakeholders to support ongoing security initiatives, solutions, and projects. Assist with document creation and updating of processes, procedures, and guidelines. 
  • Support team with pulling data and refreshing Power BI (Business Intelligence) based security risk reports. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. 

Years of Experience:  

2+ year(s) of Information Security and Technology experience preferred, including global Information Security organizations. 


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or compensating military experience. 
Excellent proficiency with the English language (written and verbal). 
Other Skills/Knowledge:  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (O365) products e.g., Word, Excel, Power BI, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc. 
  • Understanding or experience of traditional security controls and technologies, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.  
  • Understanding of Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Antivirus and Firewalls, in addition to Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)  
  • Understanding of cloud computing technologies, including SaaS/PaaS/IaaS as well as public, private and hybrid environments  
  • Basic network connectivity protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, SSH, SMB, and DNS), where they reside on the OSI model, and how they technically function to provide basic connectivity to a system 
  • Understanding of Cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST, ISO, etc.  
  • CompTIA Security + certification is preferred. 
  • Computer Operating System knowledge (Windows and/or MAC). 
  • Computer hardware knowledge. 
  • Existing Power BI skills (or willing to learn), including report design, connecting to data sources, importing, and transforming data, and knowledge of DAX, a plus.  
  • Ability to work independently and meet established deliverable timelines. 
  • Exhibit team building, team participation, and a growth mindset. 
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. 
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills. 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Present within the organization in a concise and organized manner (from managers to Executive/Leadership). 

Role details: 
Start date: Immediately
Hours: 20+ hours per week / Flexibility to work around school schedule 
Location: Remote

Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.


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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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