American Institutes for Research

DevSecOps Technology Intern (Bachelor's or Master's Students)

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United States
Information Technology/Software


Work for a first-class institution that is innovative, multi-dimensional, and dynamic by joining AIR as a DevSecOps Technology Intern. 


We hire talented and forward-thinking professionals to build our cross-functional teams and support our clients in solving complex problems. Our people—problem-solvers, changemakers, and creative thinkers—are experts in their craft who rise to meet today’s challenges.


The DevSecOps Technology Intern  will play an integral role in delivering on some of the most meaningful projects in communities across the United States and the world. You’ll collaborate with our teams of motivated and passionate visionaries, where your input will be valued and your contributions vital to our success.


AIR’s 2024 Virtual Summer Internship Program is designed to identify, attract, and hire the best collegiate talent that will drive creativity and innovation while enabling the organization to create a diverse and skilled talent pool. Spanning 10 – 12 weeks, AIR’s paid summer program provides Interns and Scholars with various learning and networking opportunities that enhance their skillset and build lasting professional connections. The internship period may range from mid-May through the end of August 2024 depending on student availability.


AIR is currently seeking enthusiastic and tech-savvy Interns to join our team. This position is ideal for someone passionate about automating and optimizing operations, engineering, and development processes, with a specific focus on Microsoft Azure OpenAI and Microsoft Copilot integrations. The intern will receive hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies in a real-world setting, while being mentored by experienced professionals in the field of DevSecOps and software development.


We value the experiences of every member of our institution, from entry level to executive. As part of our collaborative, learning-oriented team, you’ll be encouraged to grow in your career, develop additional skills, and progress professionally.


Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from one of our U.S. office locations. This does not include U.S. territories. 



About AIR:


Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.



AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff by clicking here.



The responsibilities for the position include: 

  • Develop and test integrations for Microsoft Copilot within our projects, utilizing connectors and plugins to enhance productivity.
  • Collaborate with our development team to identify workflow bottlenecks and propose solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Document processes, setups, and configurations to ensure reproducibility and to assist with onboarding of future team members.
  • Participate in regular team meetings to report progress and discuss innovative approaches to challenges.
  • Collaborate with IT to bridge the gap between development processes and hosting, then document conventions for developers to follow.
  • Augment and maintain a comprehensive list of all web applications including their stakeholders and developers.
  • Help develop automated test scripts to validate the accuracy and integrity of our applications using tools like Selenium.
  • Research and implement GitHub Actions to automate CI/CD pipelines for applications, ensuring seamless deployments and updates.
  • Work with Helm charts to manage Kubernetes deployments of applications, optimizing for scalability and reliability.


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Must be a student (for the duration of the internship) enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's program in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Basic understanding of DevSecOps principles and practices.
  • Familiarity with Drupal and its ecosystem is highly desirable.
  • Eagerness to learn and experiment with new technologies such as Microsoft Azure OpenAI and Microsoft Copilot.
  • Exposure to GitHub Actions, Helm charts, and Kubernetes is a plus but not required.


  • Excellent communication and documentation abilities.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team with individuals a all levels and from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate efficiently in a virtual work environment.
  • Strong attention to detail with commitment to accuracy when producing deliverables.




Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. International students who are studying at an accredited U.S. college or university under F1 visas are eligible to apply under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) stipulations. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.


This position offers $25.00-$35.00 per hour. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the organization and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the salary for candidates that are based in the United States.



AIR maintains a drug-free work environment.


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