AvtechTyee is seeking an energetic, inquisitive, and disciplined Information Technology Intern for projects covering the implementation of a cybersecurity program. The candidate will interface with several critical functional groups within the business, including: operations, engineering, finance, supply chain, and more.  The candidate will contribute to a team that works with day-to-day manufacturing operations, finance, business strategy, and infrastructure security issues.  This is a project-based, process-focused role where the candidate will be responsible for specific deliverables at the end of the internship, specifically:  Our goal is to obtain CMMC Level 3 certification in the next six months and the intern will assist with the implementation of cyber security controls.  While project-based, the internship is designed to be “real-world” experience and the candidate should expect to spend as much as 50% of the time engaged with actual day-to-day departmental and business demands which will require/develop proficiency in prioritizing and multi-tasking. In addition, the candidate will rely on skills relating to organizational ability, tactical and strategic thinking, interpersonal savvy, composure under duress, business acumen, balancing empathy with business demands, and professional oral and written communication.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Analyze information security related logs, reports and data and identify risks to AvtechTyee’s information systems
  • Assist in formulating Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to identify risks to AvtechTyee’s information systems and track remediation activities. 
  • Implement and enforce the security policies and processes that are required by NIST and CMMC Security Controls and System Security Plans (SSPs)
  • Assist with applications/tools including but not limited to SIEM, IPS, internet gateway, multifactor authentication and DLP tools. 
  • Utilize a variety of accredited security software tools to conduct vulnerability assessments, continuous monitoring scans, and those employed to maintain OS configurations.
  • Deployment of workstation image builds and maintenance of client hardware devices.
  • Involvement in the testing of client OS and applications as well as client hardware devices.
  • Provide updates to customers at regular intervals on Ticket status.
  • Attend to production support issues in a timely manner and escalate them to other IT team members and IT Manager. 
  • Introduce and manage desktop virtualization technologies like VMware Horizon VDI at AvtechTyee.
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Desired Education and Experience
  • Undergraduate degree in Information Systems or Computer Science or in progress
  • 2+ years of experience in the Information Technology field
  • 2+ years of experience working with technical security strategies
  • Possess expert knowledge of Windows & Linux Operation Systems and be capable of installing, troubleshooting and configuring OS
  • Possess expert knowledge in supporting VPN and Virtual environments such as VMWare and VDI
  • Deep knowledge of network topologies, configuration management, VPN, Terminal Services, RDP and DHCP.
  • Be proficient in providing remote support through remote desktop protocol or other Remote Control software
  • Possess expert knowledge of various computing systems and peripheral equipment such as workstations, printers, scanners, hand-held devices and mobile phones
  • Experience working as a project team member or leading an IT related project that utilized a structured project management methodology
  • Experience working with end-points security and encryption solutions
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

**Must be authorized to work in the U.S.**
**Due to the time-limited nature of the internship program and to conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government

Desired Skills:
  • Strong focus and attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing business environment

Project Description

The Information Security Analyst Intern is responsible for assisting the IT Manager with the implementation of cyber security program at AvtechTyee to improve security systems and ensure that sensitive information is thoroughly protected.  Our goal is to obtain CMMC Level 3 certification in the next six months and the intern will assist with the implementation of cyber security controls.  This is a hands-on role and the intern will be required to have technical knowledge and some work experience related to information systems. 

The intern will also work closely with the IT service desk analyst to provide first level IT technical support for all incoming calls, emails, walk-ins and Self-Service requests as well as planning and deploying hardware installations, end client software installations and configurations as per our security standards.   This role may be required to work after-hours and/or on weekends and will perform other duties as assigned.
Project Deliverables:
  • Reports and analyses – risk and recommendation re: cyber security controls, as directed
  • Cybersecurity policies, operating procedures, work instructions, and best practices, as directed
  • Implemented cybersecurity controls as directed by Director of IT and Cybersecurity
  • Progress reports – periodic PowerPoint presentations
  • Effective integration and relationship management across functional groups for portion of program implementation to which assigned
  • Successful implementation of cross-functional communication plan for portion of program implementation to which assigned
  • Formal project report out and presentation to the leadership team

Intern will complete a confidential pre-internship survey describing goals and expectations and a confidential post-internship survey evaluating the program, the department, and the company as a whole.  Human Resources will use this information to provide feedback and coaching to employees involved in the program and to drive improvements to the Internship Program overall.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear and occasionally required to climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities usually required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

About AvtechTyee

Since 1958 AvtechTyee has been a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of electronic systems and structure parts for the aerospace industry, with a focus in Communications, Power Lighting and Control, Electro-Mechanical, Switches and Connectors, Indicators, and Rods and Struts.  AvtechTyee’ s products are flying onboard 42 aircraft types within the air transport, regional commuter, and business jet sectors, serving 450 customers in 49 countries of the world.  AvtechTyee manufactures a large range of Tie Rods, Push-Pull Rods, and Control Rods assemblies in Aluminum, Titanium, or Stainless Steel and our composite strut design combines lightweight composite materials with AvtechTyee’s proprietary insert.  AvtechTyee can design a customized rod to fit any aerospace application. Our versatility in supporting aerospace electronics requirements ranges from the custom design and manufacturing of complex power supplies to complete Digital Audio Systems. The innovative design teams at AvtechTyee help anchor our competitive edge in this industry as we offer a broad range of system solutions and a proven ability to design, certify and manufacture equipment requiring electrical, mechanical, optical and software capabilities.
AvtechTyee is certified to ISO9001, AS9100 and the FAA’s ACSEP. Product Support includes in-house repair services (FAA approved Repair Station #IG6R621N), loaner/exchange programs, and both in-house and offsite airline training.

AvtechTyee is a federal contractor subject to the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act.

AvtechTyee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our application process as a result of your disability.  To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at 425-249-5290

Department: IT
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