Summer 2023 Co-op – Network & IT Management and Cyber Security Student Intern- Verschuren Centre – Sydney, NS

  • Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: March 15, 2023 at 4:00 pm

1250 Grand Lake Road,
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada B1P 6L2
T 902-563-1292 | E |
Job Title: Network & IT Management and Cyber Security Student Intern
Location: In-person/remote/hybrid; Sydney, Nova Scotia
Term: 16 weeks (April – August 2023)
Hours per week: 35 (or equivalent)
Salary: Depending on experience ($18-21/hour)
Program of Study: Computer Science, IT Management and Cyber Security
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2023

The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is an independent clean
technology development and deployment facility. We offer client tailored services to support
companies in developing sustainable solutions that meet industry needs. By working with our highly
qualified team and cutting edge shared-use facility, small to medium sized enterprises can advance
their IP to commercial-scale while connecting with our network of partners locally, nationally, and
globally. The VC inspires a collaborative shared goal of accelerating the transition to a green and
circular economy, matching technology to application and ultimately meeting net-zero targets in an
efficient manner.
The student intern will have the opportunity to work directly with the Bulletproof team – a leading
IT organization and 2021 Microsoft’s global security partner – providing comprehensive IT services
for the Verschuren Centre.
• Ability to monitor, develop and work with employees for Cloud Management
• Experience with Firewall Service such as Fortinet FortiGate firewall
• Manage Backup Service
• Network/Server Management; patch management, performance management, capacity management,
troubleshooting, daily checks, event log alerting
• SharePoint Development, Administration, and Support for users
• User Support-all user endpoints, including desktops, laptops, and mobility clients including
connectivity issues, and Hardware and operating systems issues
• Deployment and support of standard business applications [Microsoft Office, browsers, email]
• Liaison with software vendors and service providers to assist in the resolution of all IT
related issues.
• Windows 10 OS patch management
• User Management; Office 365 User Management with privilege access (additions, removal,
attribute changes, permission changes)
• Knowledge of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection suite; removal, cleaning, formatting
of malware
• Install and troubleshooting hardware such as printers, other computer hardware
• Identify and improve processes and ultimately build a stronger cybersecurity aware culture

• Candidates should be enrolled in post-secondary degree (IT, Computer Science or related field)
• Ability to work independently
• Quick thinker/problem solver

• Ability to provide customer-service to employees/clients of the Verschuren Centre
• Excellent computer, database, and spreadsheet software skills; proficient working in a
Microsoft Office environment.
• Demonstrate leadership skills and able to work effectively as part of a team.
• Strong desire to learn and able to lead projects to implement insights that can result in
process efficiencies.
• Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.
• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public; use discretion and maintain
confidentiality as well as perform other duties as required.

**This role is only open to students in a current Co-op education program, the Post Baccalaureate diplomas do not qualify as a Co-op education program.**

All interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit their cover letter and resume to Please reference the job title in which you are applying for in your cover letter and email subject.