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Systems Application Internship





Library Systems is seeking an APPLICATION INTERN to assist with system administration including monitoring, reporting and documenting of server security and sustainability.  The successful candidate will be assisting in analyzing systems security parameters for proper configuration.

The APPLICATION INTERN will work 10-15 hours per week during the spring semester. Hours will be scheduled Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.

Employment as an intern is on a semester by semester basis. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and performance. This position may be eligible for internship credit for some majors. Filing for credit is the responsibility of the student.



Possible projects and duties the APPLICATION INTERN may be involved with include but are not limited to the following –

  • Provide technical support, advanced diagnostic, problem investigation and resolution for the Library’s specific major/minor application servers/services
    • Perform information security assessments or audits of internal systems
    • Document findings in written reports with recommendations for remediation
    • Research current security threats/vulnerabilities and draft security policy to mitigate the risks
    • Perform Risk Assessments as necessary
    • Routinely perform Application Assessments



Required Qualifications:

  • OSU student enrolled at least part-time (6 hours undergraduate/ 4 hours graduate)
  • Must be able to research and recommend appropriate current IT standards, primarily Information Security
  • Candidate should have experience with Microsoft Windows Desktop and Server OS, Linux/Unix OS
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to maintain professional decorum in a team environment, strong work ethic and interpersonal skills


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with vulnerability scanning software such as Nessus or Retina
  • Prior experience in an Information Security or Assurance related role is preferable
  • Knowledge on current library technologies and services related to IT
  • Managing multiple projects on a timeline
  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages: C/C++/C#/Java
  • Knowledge of one or more scripting languages: Python/Perl/Ruby
  • At least one year of coursework in pursuit of a computer science or computer security related undergraduate degree
  • Basic Information Security knowledge (at least one core Information Security class)
  • Basic IT troubleshooting, and networking knowledge
  • The desire to learn about new security concepts and techniques






Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit:

  • Completed online Internship Application >
  • A letter of interest addressing how your skills and background are applicable
  • Resume



Majors considered:

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering


Benefits for the student:

  • The intern will learn more about IT Security Standards
  • The intern will learn hands-on experience on IT infrastructure, methodologies, servers and services
  • The student will have responsibility for a project from start to finish
  • The student will complete the internship with work experience relevant to potential employers


For additional information about this job, please visit or contact the Dean's Office at 405-744-9725.