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MassMutual Financial Group Cyber Security, Early Career Program, Summer 2019 in Springfield, Massachusetts

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we’re stronger.



The IT Internship Program is MassMutual's premier information technology intern track dedicated to developing diverse, highly skilled students and aiding them in achieving their career goals.

Cyber Security Positions Profile

At MassMutual, information security is of the utmost importance. Every day, our cyber teams protect against threats to our customers’ personal information. Cyber security careers at MassMutual are challenging, varied, and extremely rewarding. If you are interested in pursuing a career in cyber security, we have included a list of skills and competencies that will strengthen your application. Check it out below!

Careers in cyber security may allow you to experience work in the following areas. Interest/prior experience in these areas will strengthen your application.

Advanced Threat Monitoring and Detection

Conduct advanced monitoring and investigative activities to defend against advanced threats; conduct forensics analysis to understand advanced threats; engage in ethical hacking to uncover organizational vulnerabilities.

Policy and Control Knowledge

Introduction to a broad set of information security standards and frameworks (ISO, NIST, etc.); defend against data leakages by supporting end-user awareness efforts and implementing appropriate policies; aware of end-user behavior and business changes that may require changes in information security policies and controls; ensure well-constructed and specific policies and procedures are in place across the organization.

Regulatory Knowledge

Introduction to relevant information security laws and regulations; keep pace with changing security regulations and standards; interpret relevant laws and regulations effectively in the context of the organization; support litigation activities (such as e-discovery); support interactions with internal Legal and Audit departments.

Response Management

Direct Privacy/Security incident response activities, through investigations, corrections, corrective actions, and preventive actions; able to work with cross organizational stakeholders (e.g. Public Relations, Operations) to facilitate forensics related activity for company products and tools.

Risk Management

Identify and assess the severity and potential impact of risks; communicate risk assessment findings to risk owners outside Information Security in a way that consistently drives objective, fact-based decisions about risk that optimize the trade-off between risk mitigation and business performance.

Technology Expertise

Exposure to existing security and IT systems in the organization; keep pace with changing security and IT technologies; understand the impact of emerging business and end-user technologies in information security requirements and architecture.

Vendor Management

Effectively manage vendor relationships and performance; assess the risks and benefits of working with external vendors; understands and is able to help the organization comply with the regulations and policies governing the use of vendors; maximize the benefits of using outside vendors

Cyber positions may include projects such as:

•Threat monitoring

•Penetration testing

•Software testing

•Security awareness efforts

In the IT Internship Program, you will have the opportunity to participate in:

•Team-based work

•Valuable, impactful projects

•Close mentoring and professional development opportunities

•Access to networking forums and conversations with senior leaders

Indicators of Success

•Intellectual Capability

•Aspiration/Interest in Leadership

•Learning Agility


•Emotionally Intelligent


Minimum Qualifications

•Current Freshman, Sophomore or Junior enrolled in a four-year Bachelor degree program

•Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

•Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication

•Demonstrated leadership skills gained from student clubs, community involvement or work experience

•Must be authorized to work in the United States without requiring visa sponsorship, both now and in the future

Preferred Qualifications

•Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher

•Strong, creative problem solver

•Works autonomously, self-starter

•Intellectually curious and agile learner

•Preference for Computer Science, Information Technology, and Business-related majors

•Demonstration of MassMutual’s Core Values: Act with Integrity, Focus on the Customer, Value People, Work Collaboratively, and Achieve Results

Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

We believe diversity includes the broadest possible range of cultures, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, while inclusion means creating an environment where all people and ideas are valued. Our goal is to welcome everyone — customers, employees, suppliers, and visitors alike.

•Score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2016)

•National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)

•DiversityInc Noteworthy Company (2017)

•Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2016)

•Military Friendly Employer (2017)

Ranked No. 93 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2018) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.


Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

• 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2018)

• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2018)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2018)

• Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)

• Military Friendly Employer (2018)