What does a Security Intern do?

Security specialists are responsible for implementing and overseeing an organization’s security systems. They install, program, and maintain automated systems, including managing the distribution and coding of security passes or ID cards. Their role may also encompass IT security and involve duties related to keeping data and electronic records protected. They initiate and direct investigations into any security breaches, irregularities, or other issues of concern. They develop and document security policies and procedures.

Security specialists have at least a high school diploma, although additional education and training is preferred. They should have hands-on experience programming and maintaining electronic security systems and related components. They must be well-informed on all applicable laws and regulations. Familiarity with IT security practices and effective strategies for safeguarding electronic records is helpful.

Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Intern : Securities Salaries

Average Base Pay

$86,256 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $86K
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Security Specialist
Jan 12, 2022

“Performance review process is overwhelming.”

Advantage SCIAdvantage SCI
Security Specialist
Feb 9, 2020

“Advantage SCI did nothing to investigate or find facts but instead threatened to terminate me on more than one occasion.”

Cyber Security Intern
Feb 1, 2021

“He always encourage us towards our task and good learning sources for project management.”

G4S Secure SolutionsG4S Secure Solutions
Security Specialist
Jul 8, 2021

“Good pay and incentives.”

Security Specialist
Mar 26, 2021

“15 dollars an hour pay is pretty good”

Cognizant Technology SolutionsCognizant Technology Solutions
Senior Security Specialist
Jun 22, 2021

“Little slow in giving career development”

BAE Systems USABAE Systems USA
Security Specialist
Dec 16, 2021

“The job security is good”

Security Specialist
May 18, 2020

“The work / life balance is good”

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