Pearson Intern - Security Engineer in Durham, North Carolina
PEARSON DIGITAL & TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Why join Pearson’s intern program?
Pearson is the world’s learning company. We help people of all ages acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their work and careers. We believe that everyone should be able to learn every day and in every way, throughout their lives. Bringing together everything we know about the science of learning and the latest technology; we’re shaping the future of teaching and learning.
We’re looking for the next generation of talented undergraduates to join our team for an unforgettable 10-week internship. An internship at Pearson is an opportunity to bring your own unique perspective as a learner, together with your academic knowledge, technical skills, and enthusiasm, to help create products used by students like you.
As one of our interns, you will gain a comprehensive introduction to our business. You’ll be assigned to a team and work on real-life projects that bring our products and services to life. On the job training and professional development will be provided to enable you to contribute to the business. You’ll also have direct access to a senior member of the team, as each intern will be mentored to help you make the most of the 10-week program.
We foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where our people can be themselves. Every idea and perspective is valued so that our products reflect the people we serve — our teachers and learners.
What Does the Internship Program Offer?
Successful candidates will spend 10 weeks working with our technology teams.
You will be paid for the duration of your internship. The internship begins on Monday, June 3rd and ends Friday, August 9th.
As a Security Engineer, you will develop expertise in information security, working collaboratively with the Security and Risk Management teams across IT and Chief Information Security Office (CISO). You will be helping Pearson analyze problems, working with technical partners and teams to understand the security architecture, product development and threat landscape, and assist in implementing and managing new security services and enabling tools and processes.
What does the 10 weeks involve?
Interns will develop a broad knowledge of Cyber Security at Pearson, completing rotational placements across security functions within IT and CISO ranging from Security Operation Centre (SOC), threat intelligence, forensics investigations, risk management, product security through to security testing and vulnerability remediation. There will also be an opportunity to work and contribute to security architecture and security engineering initiatives.
We look for Students pursuing a STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) with information security subjects or relevant work experience. We also look for students pursuing a degree in computer science, cyber security, software engineering, information security, engineering, or technology.
Students should also have a basic familiarity of Cloud platforms, in particular AWS, Azure and/or Google. Experience in coding with Python or similar would be useful.
Students should be a ‘people person’, well-rounded and happy to take on new challenges. Flexibility is important, as you will be joining a versatile and agile Cyber Security team. Critical thinking and analytical communication are desirable qualities in a candidate.
Graduation date of May 2025
Must be able to work hybrid; in-person/remote at our Durham office for the entire 10-weeks
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
What to expect from Pearson
Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?
At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.
We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.
Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.
To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.
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Job: PROJECT/TEMPORARY WORKFORCE
Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology
Req ID: 13144