Information Technology Specialist (Security)

US Customs and Border ProtectionAshburn, VA
Unpaid Internship

8 months ago


Job Title

Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Security)

Job Location

United States

Job Overview

Join the Customs and Border Protection Office of Information and Technology to use your expertise in information security systems, policies, and procedures. This position offers a salary range of $132,368.00 to $172,075.00 with promotion potential. Solve technical problems and strengthen the Department of Homeland Security's ability to perform homeland security functions.


  • Salary: $132,368.00 to $172,075.00 (GS-14, Step 1 to GS-14, Step 10)
  • Promotion potential to $172,075 (GS-14, Step 10)


  • Implement, develop, and revise higher-level security requirements such as those resulting from changes in laws, regulations, or Presidential directives.
  • Define the scope and level of detail for security plans and policies applicable to the security program.
  • Resolve integration issues related to the implementation of new systems with the existing infrastructure.
  • Review proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for potential security risks.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years
  • Background investigation may be required
  • CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
  • Must adhere to government ethics standards and criminal conflict of interest statutes
  • Must obtain approval for outside employment or business activity

We're excited for you to apply!

(Note: The job description has been organized and rewritten to improve readability and clarity. No objective information or key numerical figures have been changed.)

Ad image

Get email updates for the latest Information Technology Specialist (Security) jobs in Ashburn, VA


Understand more about this internship and other internships like this

Career Paths

People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Computer Science23%

  • Management Science12%

  • Computer And Information Systems Security Information Assurance8%

  • Computer Engineering6%

  • Cyber Computer Forensics And Counterterrorism5%

  • 113 other majors45%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Ernst & Young
  • PwC
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Ashburn, VA | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


Learn how to get your resume noticed and nail that interview.

Your Internship Checklist


Recruiters spend an average of six seconds on each resume?


Why do you want to work here?

Employers want to see that you’ve done your homework and are excited about the company. 

Other essential interview questions:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • How would people describe you?
  • Which is your most significant accomplishment?
  • What is your greatest strength?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • What are your preferred programming languages and why?
  • What is a class? What is a super-class?
  • What is a default constructor? What is a conversion constructor?
  • What is the difference between C and C++ ? Would you prefer to use one over the other?
  • What is multiple inheritance? What are its advantages and disadvantages?

Learn more

You're ready for this

Always be on the alert for potentially fraudulent job postings online. Report potential fraud to us if you're unsure about the legitimacy of a job posting or employer on Chegg Internships.

  • Never accept a check or other funds from a company to purchase materials necessary for your position.
  • Avoid and report situations where employers require payment or work without compensation as part of the application process.
  • Avoid corresponding with anyone who reaches out via text or email or outside of the Chegg Internships platform that you don't recognize.
  • Be wary of Google Hangout or Skype interviews as these are not publicly-listed numbers that can be used to verify the legitimacy of the interviewer.
Ad image
other relevant jobs
Information Technology Specialist (Security)
US Customs and Border Protection
Ashburn, VA
Cybersecurity Engineers
Reston, VA
Security Engineering Interns
Tysons Corner, VA
Cybersecurity Analysts
Navy Federal Credit Union
Vienna, VA
Information Technology Specialist
US Customs and Border Protection
Sterling, VA
Cybersecurity Interns
Fairfax, VA
Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Intern
The Salvation Army National Headquarters
Alexandria, VA
Cybersecurity Policy Analysts
Navy Federal Credit Union
Vienna, VA
Intelligence Research Specialist
US Customs and Border Protection
Sterling, VA