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Cybersecurity Internship

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 35101
Date Posted: Feb 1, 2024
Salary: $20 to $21 Hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

Do you enjoy hacking the matrix, solving wicked-hard problems, working with highly skilled cyber security ninjas and cool tech that our society depends on? We are seeking students who are cyber security skills/tech savvy, eager to learn, self-motivated and are comfortable working independently. You will learn from and assist with real-life projects in our Enterprise Cybersecurity Division. These projects are designed to enhance your cyber security experience, communication and teamwork skills as you collaborate with individuals across several business functions in our organization. You will work alongside professionals in your field, gaining in-depth knowledge about the energy industry and various aspects of IT, cybersecurity and more. You will apply what you have learned in school to impactful projects within a publicly traded, multi-state utility and energy company. This internship will make an impact! Learn more about our internship program here:

PAY:   $20.00 per hour 

  • Additional benefits include meaningful work, relocation benefits, remote work options, intern week experience, casual dress code, plus you'll earn 401k contributions during your internship.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Enterprise Cybersecurity Operations, Sr Mgr

LOCATION: Rapid City, SD   

  • Intern Relocation Adjustment Allowance of $1,000.00 is offered for the purpose of assisting with various expenses associated with your relocation for the internship (less applicable taxes and based on eligibility). Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Must be actively enrolled in an educational program related to Cybersecurity and have completed a minimum of (1) one year towards an Associates degree or (2) two years towards a Bachelor’s degree. If you are a recent graduate, you must be within 1 year of your graduation date. 
  • No experience required.


  • Assist with research, development, testing, and implementation of security plans, products, and control techniques.
  • Assist with cyber threat intelligence analysis, product creation, and communication.
  • Assist with various automation and/or cybersecurity process enhancement initiatives.
  • Participation in the Company’s industry orientation experiences, which may include some travel and overnight stays. Prepare and present a synopsis of experience with the Company at the end of the internship.


  • General understanding of information technology, cybersecurity / information security concepts.
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following: Windows Server OS, UNIX/Linux OS, firewall or NextGen Firewall installation/administration, IDS/IPS products, vulnerability assessment and management products, networks (routing, switching, design, etc.), scripting/programming (Perl, Python, PowerShell, etc.), EDR/XDR tools and techniques, SIEM/SOAR tools and techniques.
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, desire to learn/share, creativity, and initiative.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Ability to collaborate with employees and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Ability to prepare and give presentations.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. 
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information.

To learn more about our company, visit our internship page and locations page on our career website.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Internship benefits include: Casual dress code and eligibility to earn 401(k) contributions.  

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.

Wage: 20 to 21
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