Internship Cybersecurity - 2023-2024 (Sector focus: Financial Services)



Information Technology provides the opportunity to get closer to customers and respond to them rapidly, which can significantly enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of a company’s operations. Online technology enablers such as social media, mobile internet, cloud and ‘smart’ eCommerce are continually shaping our daily lives. But at the same time, as organizations leverage new technologies, new risks emerge, and information is under constant threat from attackers. Organizations must be prepared to combat against, manage and mitigate cyberattacks that can occur anytime, anywhere.
Therefore, companies thrive to put information security, data privacy and protection at the forefront of their agenda. EY has more than 20 years of experience in improving the information and cyber security posture of financial services and industry leaders all over the globe.
We are committed to help our clients achieve their business strategies by providing them with objective and independent assessments and advice.
Each academic year, we offer internships in our Cyber Security team, based in our Diegem offices for a duration of at least 10 weeks. Once you apply, we provide you with a list of example topics. We can easily update these internship topics to fit your needs or interests and any topic you propose that is within our line of expertise will be taken into account. In other words, if you have an out of the box idea we can help.
The matters we cover

We offer the following services to our clients:

  • Threat intelligence and management
  • Vulnerability assessment (attack & penetration testing, red team testing)
  • Security incident management
  • Third party security management
  • Secure development
  • Information security compliance (ISO27001, ISMS, PCI, regulatory compliance)
  • Security risk management
  • Crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Security program management
  • Data protection and privacy


Who are we looking for?

  • You are a last-year student (Bachelor or Master) in an IT related field of study;
  • You have an internship agreement from your school;
  • Fluency in Dutch and/or French, with proficient level of business English;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong team spirit, balanced by a healthy sense of autonomy;
  • You are looking for an internship with a minimum length of ten weeks.


What’s in it for you?

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service, without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing profession might require regular travel, and at times working at client sites, we are committed to help you achieve a lifestyle balance.
At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.
About EY


As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


About EY Financial Services


EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (the Financial Services Organization, FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region. An international team of over 11000 professionals are working across borders for our clients in the financial sector: Banking, Insurance and Asset Management, in all service lines: Consulting, Tax, Strategy and Assurance.


Join us in building a better working world. Apply today.