MassMutual Financial Group IT Academy Intern - Cyber Security in Springfield, Massachusetts

IT Academy Internship Program

What is the IT Academy?

The IT Academy is MassMutual’s premier IT internship program, dedicated to developing diverse, highly skilled students and aiding them in achieving their career goals.

Cyber Security Position s Profile

At MassMutual, information security is of the utmost importance. Every day, our cyber teams protect against threats to our customers’ personal information. Cyber security careers at MassMutual are challenging, varied, and extremely rewarding. If you are interested in pursuing a career in cyber security, we have included a list of skills and competencies that will strengthen you r application. Check it out below!

Caree rs in cyber security may allow you to experience work in the following areas. Interest/prior experience in these areas will strengthen your application.

Advanced Threat Monitoring and Detection

Conduct advanced monitoring and investigative activities to defend against advanced threats; conduct forensics analysis to understand advanced threats; engage in ethical hacking to uncover organizational vulnerabilities.

Policy and Control Knowledge

Introduction to a broad set of information security standards and frameworks (ISO, NIST, etc.); defend against data leakages by supporting end-user awareness efforts and implementing appropriate policies; aware of end-user behavior and business changes that may require changes in information security policies and controls; ensure well-constructed and specific policies and procedures are in place across the organization.

Regulatory Knowledge

Introduction to relevant information security laws and regulations; keep pace with changing security regulations and standards; interpret relevant laws and regulations effectively in the context of the organization; support litigation activities (such as e-discovery); support interactions with internal Legal and Audit departments.

Response Management

Direct Privacy/Security incident response activities, through investigations, corrections, corrective actions, and preventive actions; able to work with cross organizational stakeholders (e.g. Public Relations, Operations) to facilitate forensics related activity for company products and tools.

Risk Management

Identify and assess the severity and potential impact of risks; communicate risk assessment findings to risk owners outside Information Security in a way that consistently drives objective, fact-based decisions about risk that optimize the trade-off between risk mitigation and business performance.

Technology Expertise

Exposure to existing security and IT systems in the organization; keep pace with changing security and IT technologies; understand the impact of emerging business and end-user technologies in information security requirements and architecture.

Vendor Management

Effectively manage vendor relationships and performance; assess the risks and benefits of working with external vendors; understands and is able to help the organization comply with the regulations and policies governing the use of vendors; maximize the benefits of using outside vendors

Cyber positions may include projects such as:

  • Threat monitoring

  • Penetration testing

  • Software testing

  • Security awareness efforts

In the IT Academy, you will have the opportunity to participate in

  • Team-based work

  • Valuable, impactful projects

  • Close mentoring and professional development opportunities

  • Access to networking forums and conversations with senior leaders

Indicators of Success

  • Intellectual Capability

  • Aspiration/Interest in Leadership

  • Learning Agility

  • Adaptable

  • Emotionally Intelligent

  • Courageous

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current Freshman, Sophomore or Junior enrolled in a four-year Bachelor degree program

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication

  • Demonstrated leadership skills gained from student clubs, community involvement or work experience

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without requiring visa sponsorship, both now and in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher

  • Strong, creative problem solver

  • Works autonomously, self-starter

  • Intellectually curious and agile learner

  • Preference for Computer Science, Information Technology, and Business-related majors

  • Demonstration of MassMutual’s Core Values: Act with Integrity, Focus on the Customer, Value People, Work Collaboratively, and Achieve Results

Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

We believe diversity includes the broadest possible range of cultures, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, while inclusion means creating an environment where all people and ideas are valued. Our goal is to welcome everyone — customers, employees, suppliers, and visitors alike.

  • Score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2016)

  • National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)

  • DiversityInc Noteworthy Company (2017)

  • Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2016)

  • Military Friendly Employer (2017)

MassMutual provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, ancestry or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. MassMutual complies with applicable federal, state and local law governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. EEO applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, hiring, placement, promotion, discipline, termination, leaves of absence, compensation and training. MassMutual also has affirmative action programs designed to achieve equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Human Resources is responsible for the design, implementation, communication, and monitoring of affirmative action and other equal employment opportunity programs.