Information Security Privacy Office (ISPO) Risk, Compliance, and Policy Intern

Fall 2024 Paid Internship

Supervisor: Melonie White

This fall semester, intern 120 hours and earn $15 per hour and up to 2 credits.

Position Description:

Information Technology Services (ITS) is the central IT organization for FSU, providing IT support and technology leadership to a diverse community of more than 50,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees.

The Information Security Privacy Office (ISPO) group is dedicated to its mission to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of FSU data and to protect the privacy of the information entrusted to our university. The ISPO team does this by focusing on five key focus areas: Policy, Training and Outreach, Risk Management, Operations and Incident Management, and Survivability.

This intern will be mentored by the ISPO team and work closely with them on a variety of upcoming projects that can include updating Secure Data Enclave (NEST) policies and procedures, the development of privacy standards and controls using the draft NIST Privacy framework, creation of and implementation of privacy training, and a variety of hands-on learning experiences depending on the intern’s desired interests and skillset. Intern will support ISPO by actively participating in the creation of business cases, personal development, and the execution of privacy and compliance initiatives.

Many members of our team started out as students or interns at FSU, and we like it so much we still work here many years later. Our goal is to ensure you have firsthand experience on the future of privacy and information security, as well as consider making FSU your home when you enter the work field. Please note, this is not a technical position, this role is heavily policy based.


We have active projects that can fit the skillset and interests of interns looking for hands-on experience in the risk, compliance, or privacy field.  Depending on their interests and skillset, this intern can work on any of various projects.

Learning Goals:

  • Improve analytical skills by being exposed to and working to improve the university’s overall security posture.
  • Understand key concepts of privacy and how they relate to organization responsibilities and processes.
  • Understand the rights of individuals regarding their personal data.
  • Increase familiarity with common frameworks which will serve as the groundwork for a career in cyber security risk, compliance, and privacy.
  • Real life experience in privacy and data protection.
  • Develop skills tailors to your particular interests and skillsets to expand your resume.

To Apply:

Please email the following information.

  • Your resume.
  • A cover letter.
  • In the email specify the position you are applying for.
  • Deadline – Submit resume and cover letter before July 12, 2024.