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Internship: Cyber Summer Associate


Aon is looking for 2024 Summer Interns to join our Cyber Solutions Group!

About Cyber Solutions

Aon’s Cyber Solutions offers holistic cyber risk management, unsurpassed investigative skills, and proprietary technologies to help clients uncover and quantify cyber risks, protect critical assets, and recover from cyber incidents.

Position Overview

The Cyber Summer Associate Program is a ten-week internship in one area of Aon's Cyber Solutions, where we will immerse you in our proactive and reactive services. You will work on client projects and learn key skills in information security in one of the following fields:

  • Digital Forensics & Incident Response: The DFIR team works with organizations in response to cyberattacks or data breaches and works with legal counsel to assist with acquiring, processing, and analyzing data. DFIR CSAs will work in-person in one of our forensic labs in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, or Dallas.
  • Security Testing: The Testing team identifies security vulnerabilities by performing dynamic security assessments of web applications and live networks, simulating attacker scenarios such as phishing campaigns and red teams, and performing secure code reviews of client codebases. Security Testing CSAs will work in-person in our New York lab.
  • Security Advisory: proactively assist an organization with maturing cybersecurity practices across cyber risk and compliance, security architecture, and incident response preparation. Security Advisory CSAs have the option to work remotely, hybrid, or in-person in one of our labs in New York and Chicago.

Aon is in the business of better decisions

At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world. As an organization, we are united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team, and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.

Available Locations

  • New York, NY (DFIR, Testing, Advisory)
  • Chicago, IL (DFIR, Advisory)
  • Washington, DC (DFIR only)
  • Dallas, TX (DFIR only)
  • Boston, MA (DFIR only)
  • Remote (Advisory only)

US Recruiting Timeline

  • APPLICATIONS DUE BY February 2, 2024
  • January 2024 - Applications accepted and first round interviews
  • February 2024 - Final round interviews and offers extended
  • June 2024 - Cyber Summer Associate Program begins

Position Details

This paid internship begins in June with a three-day orientation program (typically) in one of our U.S. offices. During this time, you will meet with firm leadership, participate in a Capture the Flag exercise, network with colleagues, and join other special events.

Cyber Summer Associates work directly with our existing employees in one of our U.S. offices. Immersed in our experienced client teams, you will contribute to a wide variety of client projects. You will learn how to use cutting-edge tools and technologies and attend regular training and demos to build technical and professional skills. Throughout the summer, you will complete a research project on an impactful topic relevant to your skillsets and interests and present it to the firm's leadership at the end of the program.

From the very beginning, you will be learning from managers and colleagues with robust technical and legal backgrounds, many of whom contributed directly to developing the foundations of the practice of cyber-focused law enforcement. Cyber Summer Associates have both a mentor and supervisor to support their client work, professional development, and research projects.

The Cyber Summer Associate Program is a unique and exciting opportunity that is aimed at helping you build the skills and experience needed to kick start your career in cybersecurity and at Aon!

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform tasks related to technical consulting engagements involving digital forensics, incident response, security testing and information security
  • Support teams that are assessing clients’ risks related to internal IT infrastructure, publicly available IT assets and other relevant attack surfaces
  • Become proficient with industry standard tools and practices
  • Preserve and analyze data from laptop and desktop computers, servers, and mobile devices
  • Design, develop, document, analyze, test and modify computer systems & programs
  • Conduct statistical analysis of large data sets and other investigative components of cases
  • Learn to present sophisticated technical matters and analysis clearly and concisely
  • Help uncover causes of clients’ network intrusions/data breaches, and increase knowledge of malware
  • Aid in the development of IT security risk metrics
  • Research and pilot security software (commercial and open-source)
  • Assist in developing proprietary tools and programs to aid in matters of forensic analysis, network incident response, and penetration testing
  • Work alongside our, digital forensic examiners and data breach specialists
  • Stay up to date with the current regulatory environment, industry trends and related implications
  • Better understand methods used by white-collar offenders and employ this knowledge to help guide investigations and institute preventative solutions
  • Anticipate and respond to changing priorities in demanding, high-energy environments
  • Develop and broaden skills through training and research
  • Contribute to and attend in-house training sessions
  • Suggest and pursue firm-enhancing projects that draw on your skills and academic interests

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Engineering, Digital Forensics or another quant-focused major
  • Knowledge of computer networking technologies
  • Familiarity with computer system hardware and software
  • Strong analytic, qualitative and quantitative reasoning skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, plus attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of MS Office, and familiarity with Windows, Macintosh, and/or Linux operating systems
  • Creative problem solving and eagerness to learn and research new skills.
  • Exceptional work ethic, high level of professionalism and commitment to ethical standards.
  • Strong self-motivation and a positive mentality.

Applicants for this role, which is part of the Aon Summer Internship Program, should be rising seniors, graduating between Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Preferred Experience

  • Security Testing: Familiarity with configuring, identifying, testing, and remediating vulnerable services and security bugs, and other ethical hacking techniques; experience with cybersecurity related CTF challenges and platforms such as Hack The Box, Over The Wire, Hacker101, etc.
  • Security Advisory: Familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks and standards such as NIST CSF, CIS Benchmarks, CMMC etc.
  • DFIR: Investigative mindset, foundational knowledge of digital forensic artifacts or operating systems, and experience with any of the following: malware analysis; database operations and analysis; security tooling including EDR; cloud security and investigations; parsing and drawing conclusions from large data sets.
  • Flexibility to collaborate or work independently; to grasp new concepts quickly and adapt to changing priorities; to work occasional weekend or evening hours; and to potentially travel globally, as client work may demand short notice travel.
  • Proficiency with C++, Java, C#, Python, SQL, or assembly languages

What sets our Summer Internship Program Apart from the rest?


Explore Aon’s culture and businesses, developing practical skills necessary for future success and postgraduate opportunities. Engage in weekly spotlights, community outreach events, and networking opportunities with peers, fostering an understanding of exceeding client expectations and delivering distinct products and services.

Development Planning:

Participate in a comprehensive Development Plan that includes understanding Aon’s functions, ethical standards, professional work environment training, networking opportunities, learning internal systems, and honing interpersonal and team-building skills through networking events.

Future Opportunities:

The Aon Summer Internship Program offers significant exposure to Aon, preparing interns for post-graduate career opportunities. Exceptional interns may receive offers to join Aon’s Launch Program, an Early Career Development opportunity.

How we support our colleagues

In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging you to take time to focus on yourself. We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognize that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work... and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!


Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips you to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.

Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


Aon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, domestic partner status, or other legally protected status.


We welcome applications from all and provide individuals with disabilities with reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application, interview process and to perform essential job functions once onboard. If you would like to learn more about the reasonable accommodations we provide, email


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


The salary range for this position (intended for U.S. applicants) is $27.00 to $30.00 per hour. The actual salary will vary based on applicant’s education, experience, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. The salary may also be adjusted based on applicant’s geographic location.


Aon offers a benefits package for temporary and seasonal employees who will work 20 or more hours per week including: medical, dental, and vision insurance at the employee’s expense, critical illness insurance, 10 Company holidays per calendar year (paid, if eligible), paid sick leave as provided under state and local law, and a 401(k) savings plan with employer contributions. Eligibility for benefits are governed by the applicable plan documents and policies.