United States


Chicago, Seattle, Tampa

Area of expertise:


Job Description

Do you know how to stop a sophisticated cyber threat? So do we.

Fortune 500 companies don’t need more cybersecurity; they need better cybersecurity. That's where you come in. Working with us, you can help to protect some of the world's biggest companies and keep their assets safe and secure.

Avanade’s North America Internship Program was built for one purpose: revolutionize the way we design and deliver engaging, connected experiences for our clients and their customers. Through the combination of creative and technology expertise, our digital interns will spend their time creating never-before-seen, radical and exciting solutions to our clients’ biggest business challenges. If you’re interested in having an impact on tomorrow’s digital landscape, then let us know who you are, what you do, and why we’d be crazy not to bring you onboard.  

During your internship program, you will have the opportunity to experience our culture, build your network and apply your education, while gaining real-world experience. You’ll spend your time taking on a variety of roles with some fun along the way.

About you 

You are graduating in 2023. You offer clients the kind of security that will help them sleep well at night. You’re a creative problem solver, always thinking ahead and spotting risks. Like a digital detective, you uncover and prevent cyber threats to protect businesses from risks they may not even know they face. You’re as happy to work independently as you are supporting junior colleagues.

About the role

The Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Security Intern is responsible for closely working with GRC assessment teams and resources to identify and mitigate risks, perform security and data-protection reviews, design credible security practices, and deliver strategic, creative cloud-based security offerings. The GC Security Intern is accountable for enterprise data protection by identifying network and application security & data protection requirements, planning, implementing and testing those controls and procedures. 

 On a typical day, you will:  

  • Monitor the use of computer files or intellectual property to safeguard access to information
  • Evaluate governance, risk, and/or compliance risks and threats with clients, regularly performing required audits and tests
  • Design and implement security- and data privacy-related tools and services by using and adapting existing methods and procedures
  • Communicate with project teams about what’s required for process and technical improvements
  • Work towards your team's goals within the strategic direction set by the project

Academic requirements:  

  • College Junior-standing with target graduation date between December 2022 and June 2023. 
  • Pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in a technology-related discipline 
  • Creative mind and collaborative spirit 

Your skillset and experience likely include 

  • Passion for technology 
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to excel in a team-oriented, project-based work environment 
  • Proven leadership experience in an academic, extra-curricular or professional setting 
  • Strong critical thinking skills, and the ability to think on your feet 
  • Ability to learn in a fast-paced environment 
  • Interest in beginning a career in technology consulting upon receiving your undergraduate degree 

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.

Apply now

Share this job:

Share Facebook Twitter Email

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. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at