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Cyber Security Intern

LocationSan Luis Obispo, California;

Requisition ID # 140920 

Job Category: Administrative / Clerical 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Work Type: Onsite

Job Location: San Luis Obispo

Job Title: Cyber Security Intern  

Department Overview

Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) safely and reliably produces electricity that is environmentally responsible and cost effective for our customers and California.

DCPP's mission is to be the leading nuclear power plant in the country and to: Inspire and positively influence the industry through our safe, reliable, and excellent operational performance. We embrace new ideas to continuously improve our plant and our work environment. Enrich our communities and the environment, increasing the public's trust and confidence in nuclear power.

The Cyber Security Department is responsible for protecting plant equipment, cyber sabotage and leading the reduction of cyber risk. Our department is focused on teamwork through relationship building, collaboration and supporting our goal of industry leading cyber security innovative processes, continuous improvement, and academic initiatives.   

Position Summary

TheCyber Security Intern will be responsible for managing and supporting our cyber security resource office (CSRO). This office primarily performs work to support plant maintenance by managing the checking-in and out, malware scanning, cyber hardening, and troubleshooting of portable media and mobile devices. The CSRO is also responsible for performing vulnerability scans of digital assets, auditing of digital asset configuration, and performing cyber-related periodic activities such as updating malware signature and definition files.

Regularly interface and collaborate with multiple departments including Instrumentation & Controls technicians, Engineering, Security, Operations, Work Planning, and Scheduling.  The position may also work in Special Projects related to the DCPP cyber security program or Cal Poly Critical Infrastructure Cyber Lab. 


  • Preparing Portable Media & Mobile Devices (PMMD) for use in plant maintenance.
  • Auditing and complying with PMMD procedures and processes.
  • Performing laptop hardening based on benchmarks and procedures.
  • Maintaining malware scanning tools and kiosks.
  • Performing sanitization & disposal of digital plant equipment.
  • Supporting plant personnel with generic IT-related troubleshooting.
  • Managing malware definition and signature updates on cyber tools.
  • Performing configuration backup, auditing, and validation.
  • Perform ongoing maintenance activities related to cyber security

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earning a B.S. Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent experience. Students MUST be continuing education towards degree during and/or after internship.
  • Ability to pass a background check for working at a nuclear power facility.
  • Ability to maintain unescorted access.
  • Able to follow Safety First principles.
  • Effective communication skills to peers and clients.
  • Results driven and customer focused.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in IT-Information Technology security, multi-platform, or related
  • Microsoft Office, SAP, SharePoint, Security tools.
  • Attention to work quality and research driven.
  • Able to balance workload and priorities.
  • Able to balance the priorities of the business and maintain/stay customer focused.
  • Multi-Platform knowledge. (UNIX/LINUX, Windows Servers/Desktops, Cisco or palo Alto hardware, etc.)
  • Ability to influence and lead behavior change Competency in making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Competency in making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Competency in developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Competency in building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Ability to energizes coworkers to maintain a positive attitude towards the team.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of basic computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies

PG&E typically is unable to provide VISA sponsorship to students on an F-1, J-1 or other student visa for this position. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.

Hiring Leader Name: Chance Siri

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

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