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Sentinel Application Development Intern in Downers Grove, Illinois

If you want to accelerate your learning in a technology environment that’s always pushing the envelope, you’ve come to the right place. The IT Security Internship at Sentinel is a team of people who are passionate about making a difference by using technology. As an Intern in our SOC, you will be joining a team of engineers to learn Security solutions, concepts and testing. You will spend your summer beginning your career with us by working with Sentinel’s top engineers in a shadowing and training program designed to build your skills in customer relations, Sentinel history and technical competencies. You will have the opportunity to learn some of the most innovative technologies in the integration and support field. This is a summer contract position based out of our Downers Grove, IL office.

  • Candidates should have a current 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Minimum of a junior in college or higher working towards a Bachelor’s degree

  • Candidates should have a curriculum focus on IT Security, Computer Science or IT Management

  • Candidates should have knowledge with Cisco and Microsoft

  • Candidate should understand IT Security principals and testing protocols

  • Must have excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work independently or as a team

  • The candidate must have a car, as this position requires travel between location and the transportation of equipment

  • A valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance will be required

  • Legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship

  • Must demonstrate a “can-do” attitude

We focus on candidates that display our “ACE” factor – Attitude, Compassion, and Enthusiasm to deliver quality solutions with exceptional customer service.

What you get:

We offer an energetic work environment with many corporate culture amenities, competitive pay rate, employer portion of Soc. Security/Medicare paid, medical benefits, 401K retirement savings, discounts for local event entertainment and health clubs.

MOTIVATED…..make IT happen!

Awarded Chicago Tribune TOP WORKPLACE nine consecutive years

About Us:

Sentinel delivers solutions that can efficiently address a range of IT needs – from security, to communications, to systems & networks, to software applications, to cloud and managed services; all of which include our staffing solutions for our clients. Since 1982, Sentinel has grown from providing technology maintenance services to our current standing as one of the leading IT services and solutions provider in the US. We have aligned with many of today’s global technology leaders including Cisco, Dell, VMware and Microsoft. Sentinel services customers both nationally and internationally with primary support operating centers in Downers Grove (HQ), Chicago, and Springfield, IL; Phoenix, AZ.; Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, MI; Milwaukee, WI; Denver, CO; and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

If you are MOTIVATED… you can make IT happen at Sentinel. Our commitment to our employees is to create a work environment that encourages creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, fosters growth through certification and hands-on training, and values a team-oriented culture with rewards based on impact!

If you share our passion about what technology can do and want to be part of a top workplace environment – we’d like to have you join our team. Learn more at

As part of Sentinel's employment process, candidates will be required to complete a background check. Only those who meet the minimum requirements will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Sentinel is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.

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Job ID: 2021-2924

Street: 2550 Warrenville Rd.