• Cyber Security Internship

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Requires Non-Compete?
  • Job Summary

    Why choose an internship with Wellmark? We strive to offer meaningful work that assists in your professional development and provides value to the team. You’ll gain valuable experience within the health insurance industry and put the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired in school to practice this summer during our 2019 Summer Internship Program. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from subject matter experts and leaders within the industry, network with fellow internship program participants, and gain practical, hands-on work experience.


    If you’re eager to learn, collaborate with others, demonstrate your potential, develop customer-focused solutions, and grow into an exciting career, we hope you’ll consider an internship with us!


    What’s Cyber Security in our Technology Division? At Wellmark we take a holistic approach to Cybersecurity. Identify and create risk management strategy and governance tools, structure and process. Protect through Identify and Access Management, training & awareness, data security, information protection processes & procedures. Detect anomalies and events through continuous monitoring and detection processes. Respond with communications, analysis, mitigation and continuous improvement. Recover with planning, communication and improvement.


    What projects might I support? Although subject to change, examples of projects you will be contributing to include:

    • Work in security operations center
    • Test, scan, monitor, and run different tools against current infrastructure
    • Configure tools (data loss protection, email security, malware related, etc)
    • Develop code – refine or augment existing tools, load results to a database or engine
    • Process optimization
    • Aid our Cyberthreat Intelligence group in analysis of DarkWeb activities
    • Support Cyber Kill Chain and Threat Response enhancements  

    Ready to bring your strengths to Wellmark? Here’s what’s next! Review the qualifications below. If the position is a match with your passion and interests, submit your application today!


    This internship will start in May of 2019.


    Wellmark has been named one of the best employers in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine, ranking #3 out of the top 500 midsize employers in the nation and 1st among midsize insurance companies! 

    Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

    • Current student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or related program
    • Knowledge of scripting languages
      • Python
      • Java
      • Pearl
      • Ruby
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to problem solve
    • Strong critical thinking skills
    • Ability to analyze risks

    Hiring Specifications Preferred

    • Preferred Mcafee experience
    • Preferred AWS or Azure experience


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