The Humane Society of the United States - Information Security (InfoSec) Team

We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, The Humane Society of the United States takes on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing and other cruel industries. We rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our rescue and response team and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: a humane society.


  • End the cruelest practices toward all animals
  • Care for animals in crisis
  • Build a stronger animal protection movement

Our rescue and direct care work responds to today’s cruelties; our education, legislative and policy work prevents tomorrow’s.


Gaithersburg, MD

Internship Description

Our internship is within the Technology and Information Solutions department on the Information Security (InfoSec) team. The InfoSec team is a small team of dedicated individuals working to keep the data and systems at HSUS safe and secure. Our team gets satisfaction knowing they are helping fight the big fights for the world's largest animal welfare non-profit. Some potential projects could include such work as process development or data breach investigation. Our work changes rapidly which keeps things interesting!

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transit Housing  Format
10 Flexible between 8am-10am between 4pm-6pm  Yes No In-person

Housing Information

We would be open to this intern being remote while fulfilling this internship. If the individual would like to work onsite in Gaithersburg, Maryland, there are several close apartment buildings near 700 Professional Drive.

Internship Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Computer Science background with a specific interest in cybersecurity.
  • A general passion for technology and a love of animals.
  • An ideal candidate will be specifically interested in security.

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Experience in a Microsoft environment

Writing Sample Required


Special Requirements

  • Any outside reading about the current cybersecurity environment is optional but helpful.