2022 Security Research Internship

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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We’re excited to launch our 2022 Summer Internship search and are looking for our next Security Research Intern for the Summer of 2022! 

Are you an energetic individual with a “figure it out” attitude that is passionate about cybersecurity and comfortable in a fast-moving organization? As our Security Research Intern, you will be part of a motivated engineering team that is responsible for the research, development, and delivery of cybersecurity projects across the organization. If you are up to this challenge, we’d love to hear from you! 

This Work Will Expose You to:

  • Externalizing research by writing blog posts, social media and webinars
  • Researching current vulnerabilities, attacks and countermeasures
  • Enhancing the identification and classification (fingerprinting) of devices through the open-source project Recog

What you'll bring:

  • Coursework in computer science, information technology, hardware systems, or similar topics
  • Interest in Information and Cyber Security
  • An inquisitive, figure-it-out and we-can-do-this attitude
  • In-depth knowledge of computer networking, and protocols such as TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, SSH, SSL and SMTP protocols
  • Experience with network analysis tools, analysis of packet captures.
  • Strong experience with scripting languages (Ruby, Python, Bash). Go is a plus
  • Familiarity with operating system internals and low-level programming (assembly) is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A keenness to solve problems

Why you should apply

  • You’ll work on projects that have tangible impacts on our product and customer experience
  • Mentorship opportunities with team members, leadership, and beyond
  • Immersive early stage cybersecurity start-up experience
  • We’re a people first culture with diversity and inclusion at the helm of our employee experience
  • Competitive pay + remote or housing stipend (depending on status of program)
  • Learn what our 2021 Interns had to say about their experience here!

Note on Remote: Our hope is that this position will be able to work in person at our headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. However, we are open to remote work or a hybrid scenario for the right candidate. Additionally, we will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and and may make the decision to make this position 100% remote as we near Summer 2022.

About us: Censys ingests millions of certificates and billions of network handshakes daily, and exposes this data to customers to help them secure their organization by understanding their network attack surface. We’re a true startup with midwestern roots and a brilliant academia-backed founding team. We’re looking for high-energy, action-oriented people who are interested in helping build a product and culture that we’re proud of for years to come.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Censys is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested? We can't wait to hear from you! 

Job region(s): North America
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