Information Security Internship (Remote Opportunity)

Boston, MA, USA

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Starburst is on a mission to modernize data access & analytics. Our company was founded in an unusual way; with customers and revenue from the beginning! Our growth is already ahead of some of the most successful software start-ups, and we don’t plan on slowing down.
We believe our opportunity is huge. Every large company in the world suffers from a data silo problem. Traditional data warehouse products approach the problem with old solutions that breed inefficiency and ultimately can’t help business analysts run fast analytics on all their data. 
Starburst provides a modern solution that addresses these data silo & speed of access problems. Starburst helps enterprises harness the value of open source Trino (formerly PrestoSQL), the fastest distributed query engine available today, by adding the tools and 24x7 support that meet the needs for big data access at scale. Ultimately, Starburst helps organizations run analytics anywhere to make better business decisions.
Role Overview:This role is for someone who is looking to develop their information security knowledge by contributing to security team operations. Some information security, development, or information technology foundational knowledge (whether through work experience, education or self-taught) is required for this position. Your ability to successfully carry out cross-functional work will require strong communication skills, patience, and a solution-oriented attitude.
You’ll work with an energized team that cares deeply about the success of these initiatives, and leadership that values work-life balance, an inclusive culture, and your career development.
Day In The Life:You check your ticket queue and see that you've received some security questions from a customer. You're able to answer most of them by referring to Starburst Data’s security policies, and you send the remaining questions over to a team member in Product Management, ensuring they have enough context to address them thoroughly. 
Then you attend a meeting to review third-party pentest findings. You leave the meeting with some action items related to documenting false positives and assigning remediation work to the appropriate engineering teams.
After lunch, you might spend a couple of hours working on automating a process the infosec team has been performing manually or updating the Information Security Whitepaper that Starburst Data provides to its customers... it's up to you! There is some flexibility in what you’ll work on during this internship based on your strengths and interests.
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week paid internship during Summer 2021.


  • Assist senior members of the security team with information security operations. There is flexibility in where your work will be focused based on your strengths and interests, but it will include some combination of the following:
  • Addressing questions about Starburst Data's internal security program from customers, prospects, and auditors
  • Assisting in vulnerability management activities
  • Security awareness and culture initiatives throughout the company
  • Workflow improvements/automation
  • Identity and access management


  • Any experience (whether work experience, formal education, or self-taught) in information security, OR development, OR information technology (experience in all three of these areas is not required)
  • Strong communication abilities, ability to work with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Willingness to ask questions! You are here to gain knowledge and we want to help you learn. We are also here to learn from you as well so pointing out any gaps is helpful to us.

Nice-to-haves (NOT requirements):

  • Understanding of security standards and best practices
  • Experience using information security tools, e.g. endpoint security, vuln management, or pentesting tools
  • Experience using AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Experience with marketing and communication campaigns that could be applied to security documentation and/or security awareness training
Headquartered in Boston MA with offices in Warsaw and London and employees across Europe and the Americas, we are committed to hiring where the talent is.  
Starburst Data, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Job tags: Analytics Automation AWS Azure Big Data Open Source Pentesting Vulnerability management
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