NCFTA Internship Opportunities

About the Program: The NCFTA offers talented students an innovative work experience in a growing sector that will help them enhance their professional development and academic goals. Our program offers paid internships for undergraduate and master’s degree students. It is an intensive 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate level students the opportunity to work in areas such as intellectual property fraud, financial fraud, and malware & cyber threats in order to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field.   The student will receive training and be part of the team from day one.  They will be assigned to a manager and mentor to enable them to quickly learn and acclimate.  During their first few weeks on the team, they will participate in the internship orientation to become familiar with the NCFTA’s various resources, policies and procedures. 

Role of the Intern: Selected candidates will work on various organizational program initiatives.  Duties will focus on conducting research and data collection using various tools and applications as well as proactive research in open sources to produce a finished product for dissemination. The intern will engage in collaboration with NCFTA partners and peers and be expected to participate in program meetings. 
Internships with our Malware & Cyber Threats Program are more technical in nature and, as such, applicants with a sound technical background are desired. These duties may include writing scripts to automate processes (e.g. Python & shell/bash scripts), reviewing and analyzing malicious code (e.g. C, C++, VB.NET, Assembly, Java), and creating databases (MySQL, MS SQLServer, Postgress). Students with working knowledge of Mac OSX may have an opportunity to work on special projects. 

Required Qualifications

Candidate Skills: While applicants come from a range of academic backgrounds, the most competitive applicants also should possess the following:

Locations: Internships are available in Pittsburgh, PA

How to Apply: Resumes should be directed to: HumanResources@ncfta.net.  Please include: