Security Engineering Intern

Washington, DC


Virtru data encryption protects data, through email and file-sharing, Cloud, SaaS, CRM solutions and across internal and external ecosystems.

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About Virtru:

Virtru is a leading data protection provider backed by some of the foremost venture capital firms in Silicon Valley and the Mid-Atlantic region, including Iconiq Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Foundry Capital, and Tiger Global. Today, more than ever, data demands respect, and that’s why Virtru is committed to changing the rules for data privacy. At Virtru, we equip our customers to take granular control of their data—everywhere it’s shared—through end-to-end encryption for Google, Microsoft, and other data sharing platforms. Our market-leading portfolio of data encryption and privacy enhancing applications are remarkably easy to use, fast to implement, affordable for all, and built on the Trusted Data Format (TDF) open standard.

At Virtru, our motto is "Respect the people. Respect the data." Respecting data to us means keeping it secure and protected at all times across its entire lifecycle. We firmly believe that when you respect data, you’re demonstrating respect for the people who own that data.

Working at Virtru, you'll be inspired by colleagues who are passionate about the work they do. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere that sparks creativity, connection, and professional growth while empowering each other to do our best work. We're building something special at Virtru. We hope you consider joining our team and helping us create a brighter future for data privacy.

This is a paid Summer 2024 Internship. This is a temporary, full-time internship. Candidates must be able to commit to a 10 week program.

Team & Position Details: 

Virtru’s multi-product offerings are currently FedRAMP Moderate accredited, SOC2 Type 2 certified, and have been authorized for use within secure systems running on a number of networks of varying security levels. As an Intern on our Security Team, you will be a part of upholding and assessing security solutions, implementing and testing new features, and responding to security incidents. You will work alongside our engineers, information security & compliance team to uphold our cutting edge security compliance program aligned with security best practice frameworks and privacy legislation (FedRAMP, GDPR, etc.). 


The ideal candidate will have a natural passion for digital privacy, software development, and great user experiences.  You’ll have the opportunity to work with a stellar team of passionate Engineers who are collaborative, cohesive, and dedicated to producing high-quality results.  We encourage curiosity and have a culture that encourages growth.  As an Engineer on this team, you will be on the cutting edge of Zero-Trust - the future of data and service protection!


As a Security Engineering Intern, your responsibilities will include:

  • Build components for reliable and scalable monitoring platform that observes a large SaaS system deployed to GCP
  • Partner with Engineering teams to understand control failures, and the opportunities to address these failures
  • Develop automation around FedRAMP and SOC2 controls and requirements
  • Automate other security processes 


Skills and Tools that will help you thrive in this role: 

  • Familiarity with the Software development process from writing code for personal projects, coding competitions, or research
    • Must feel comfortable using at least 1 high-level programming language, such as JavaScript, Python, Golang, or Java
    • Nice to have, experience with the following tools and frameworksLinux, Terraform, Ansible,,GitHub Actions, Buildkite, Prisma Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes
    • Familiarity with Cloud Platforms, like GCP or AWS, is a plus
  • Must be a self-starter who works well independently on assigned tasks and products
  • Desire to learn and grow with a close-knit engineering team
  • Currently pursuing or current degree in Computer Science or related field

Virtruvian qualities that will set you up for success:

  • Thinking outside of the box to respectfully challenge your teammates and managers in the pursuit of excellence
  • Strong sense of urgency with an action-oriented mindset
  • Able to collaborate and adapt to shifting priorities as business needs evolve
  • Comfortable with asynchronous communication including slack, email, zoom, etc.

As a Virtru Summer Intern:

During the interview process, you will meet with your Manager and discuss role expectations, your interests, and your skills. As a Virtru intern, you will work closely with your team and assist with challenging tasks and responsibilities to help Virtru come closer to achieving our goals. And of course, if you would like to learn more about something, just ask. 

In the Internship Cohort, you will be managed by your internship coordinator and HR advocate, Bella. Organized events, such as games nights, career workshops, and speaker series sessions are planned and executed specifically for interns. 

As an important team member of Virtru, you will be included in company-wide meetings and events, including one-on-one sessions with your department’s executive leader (giving you a peek as to what it’s like working with us full-time)!. You will gain real-world, hands-on learning and contribute to critical elements of an enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) business. You will be joining a highly collaborative company, with the opportunity to reach out to anyone for questions, with a summer mentor and HR advocate to assist you with internal networking!

Events to note in the ten week summer session:

  • First week of Onboarding, just like a full-time employee!
  • Weekly sessions with your HR advocate, 1:1 and in a group setting
  • Two formal feedback sessions
  • 1:1 session with Steering/Executive Leader
  • Opportunity for in-office visit/mentorship 

This internship is for learners ready to work in a connected hybrid environment. While we are not a strict 9-5 work environment, you will be responsible for timely responses in Slack, email, and meeting attendance. 


Intern Perks & Benefits: 

At Virtru, we believe people do their best work when their wellbeing is put first. This is why we make your wellbeing our priority with a thoughtful and holistic program that encompasses Occupational, Mental, Social, Physical, and Environmental Wellness by offering benefits such as…

  • A Hybrid Approach — Virtru is committed to being forever flexible when it comes to where, how, and when you get your work done. You have the option to work from home if that suits you best, or work from our brand new DC Headquarters if you prefer being in person!
  • Internal mobility options for those interested in exploring their skills in other areas of the business
  • Frequent company-sponsored Team Celebrations that provide ample opportunities to connect with teammates and be social!
  • A high degree of flexibility — Have an appointment, errand, or family emergency to take care of? Hop to it! We give you the time and space to take care of you and your own first. We only ask that you communicate with your team and manager to let them know when you will be unavailable.

In addition to wellbeing, Virtru places a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our DE&I Council is dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace and making the psychological safety of each and every one of our teammates a top priority. The Council also hosts a range of events throughout the year focused on the continual education of our teammates on social justice issues, current events, and marginalized cultures and communities. 

Virtru is currently operating in a remote-first capacity; however, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with the team in person throughout the year, both in and out of the office, whether they be team-specific or company-wide celebrations and events.

Virtru is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Virtru is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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Tags: Ansible Automation AWS Cloud Compliance Computer Science Docker Encryption FedRAMP GCP GDPR GitHub Golang Java JavaScript Kubernetes Monitoring Privacy Python SaaS SOC 2 Terraform

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