Information Security Spring/Summer Intern 2024

Date: Sep 6, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.



Job Description

This position will be required to work collaboratively with other information security personnel and provide the day to day support for information security prevention and detection systems.  Additionally, this position will require the ability to quickly respond to information security incidents.  The Information Security Operations Management Trainee will perform tasks to ensure the health and functionality of assigned platforms including monitoring and continuously improving them to meet the challenges of a constantly changing environment of cyber security.  The trainee should have familiarity with the principals of network and endpoint security, current threat and attack trends, and have a working knowledge of security principals such as defense in depth.  The candidates most likely to succeed will be those who possess a disciplined, yet inquisitive nature to analyze suspicious activities on the network or end user device. 

Principal Duties:

The Information Security Operations Management Trainee must be to able work in a dynamic, fast paced environment at a highly technical level and be capable of identifying threats that cause security events.  The Management Trainee will be a member of the Information Security team and will participate in the continuous improvement of the overall information security program.  Additionally, the candidate will also provide research and investigations for discovered anomalies. 


Responsibilities include:

•           Provide platform support for assigned prevention and detection tools

•           Respond to network and host based security events

•           Participate in detecting, investigating, and resolving security events

•           Assist in the collection and production of metrics

•           Capable of working independently and involving leadership as necessary

•           Work with Cyber Security Incident Response on escalated items

•           Participate in team oncall rotation

•           Perform other duties as assigned


Preferred Level: Bachelor’s Degree (BS)

Preferred Majors: Computer Science or Information Systems, Specialization in Information Security/Assurance is a plus



Preferred: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +

Skills Required

•           Knowledge of Windows OS and *NIX(UNIX and LINUX) systems

•           Malware cleaning experience

•           Understanding of Network Architecture and Network Protocols

•           Network Proxy Experience

•           Network Intrusion Detection System (IDS) or Network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

•           Firewall Experience

•           Advanced Python or PowerShell scripting

•           Passion to work with a diverse team and assist in improving the security program of a large enterprise

•           Excellent attention to detail and follow through, initiative, and organizational skills

•           Strong verbal and written interpersonal communications skills and ability to deal effectively with business partners, peers and management

Skills Desired

•    Network Analysis tools such as Kali Linux
•    Knowledge of Netflow, PCAP Analysis
•    Zscaler or other Proxy Experience

  • Proofpoint Email 

•    Forensics and Malware Analysis experience
•    Mobile Security Experience
•    Enterprise encryption technologies
•    Tipping Point or other Intrusion Prevention Systems 
•    Qualys Vulnerability Scanner Tool
•    Tenable Vulnerability Scanner Tool
•    HP Application Security (Fortify/Web Inspect)



Freshman $3,577.00
Sophomore $3,922.00 
Junior $4,266.00
Senior $4,493.00
Masters $5,406.00
PhD $6,366.00


You must be able to work in our midtown Atlanta HQ for 3 months in the Spring or Summer of 2024


Relocation assistance is not provided, but NS does offer a Living Stipend of $850/month, which is taxed, to those who qualify.

Company Overview

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting

At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.

Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.

Effective December 8, 2021, NS has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings.  The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to NS, could be upheld in court in the near future. If the mandate is upheld, NS employees will be required to be vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta