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About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com/ is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

CenturyLink’s internship program is a 10 week, fast-paced and exciting opportunity to gain professional experience within your field of study and career interest. Interns within the Global Network Technology and Security group will be part of an accelerated learning experience, to challenge skills learned in the classroom and develop new skills while working on active CenturyLink work projects. Threat Hunting Operations and Research (THOR) proactively protects CenturyLink and CenturyLink's SLM customers from emerging and existing threats by conducting hunts on CenturyLink enterprise infrastructure and on the SLM platform. THOR makes recommendations for reducing attack surfaces, suggestions for improvements to defense stacks, creates new detection signatures for future alerting, aids major incident response efforts, and informs CenturyLink and CenturyLink SLM customers of threats or attackers previously unknown. This internship will take place in Broomfield, CO. In addition, interns will connect to our company culture through community outreach projects, engage with our employee resource groups and be able to develop their professional skills and business acumen through frequent exposure to senior leadership, cutting-edge technology, groundbreaking projects, and a network of mentors and fellow interns. Come Intern with us and create the beginnings of a career right for YOU!

Job Description

• Complete formal introductory threat hunting training with the Threat Hunting Operations and Research (THOR) team.

• Work through initial narrow scoped threat hunts that help build threat hunting skills.

• Work closely with both the CIRT and FADS team on major cybersecurity incidents and threat hunting activities.

• Identify key visibility gaps for CenturyLink and propose defense improvements for the enterprise.

• Work with a Senior THOR team members to understand key threat hunting and incident response skills.

• Direct and complete a final medium scoped threat hunt while working with Senior THOR team members.


Minimum Requirements:

• Pursing a degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Science (CS), or another technical related degree focused in networking, forensics, or cybersecurity.

• Enrolled at a 4-year accredited college or university; as junior, senior or master’s level education status at the start of the internship (graduating after August 2020).

• Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 or higher.

• Must have transportation to/from work daily.

• Must be available to work 30 – 40 hours, during the specified 10-week timeframe.

• Strong critical thinking skills.

• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Above average understanding of current cyber threats, threat actors, and industry trends.

• Familiarity with foundational networking concepts, such as TCP/IP, OSI model, key protocols, and network topologies.

• Familiarity with programming fundamentals, such as data and operations, functions, variables, and loops.

• Experience working in Windows environments, including registry analysis, file structures, and Windows event log analysis.

• Experience working in Unix environments, including basic shell scripting, data manipulation, such as grep, and file structures.

• Experience with cybersecurity tools, such as a SIEM, IDS/IPS, firewall, antivirus, vulnerability scanner, packet analysis, or DLP.


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition # : 216898

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.