Data Security Internship


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1731 SE 10th Ave.Portland, OR 97214


Learn how to safely and securely sanitize data-bearing devices! As a Data Security Intern, you will be tasked with making sure that no one’s personal data falls into the wrong hands. You’ll need a keen eye to spot all different kinds of data-bearing components in order to isolate them. The Data Security internship is great for people who love a good puzzle, and is especially useful for applicants hoping to enter career fields like Network Security.

Free Geek Supervisor: Cliff Fortune

  • Learning Free Geek’s data security procedures
  • Sanitizing data-bearing devices
  • Keeping the Secure Data Area clean and in-line with safety guidelines
  • Keeping abreast of relevant data security issues
  • Researching data-bearing devices/sanitation procedures
  • Learning Hardware Specifications
  • Following flowcharts to determine the fate of a sanitized data-bearing device
  • Aiding Receiving staff in unloading large data bearing donations, when necessary
Desired Qualifications
  • Ability to be on your feet for the entirety of a shift (approx. 4 hours)
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Ability to work comfortably and efficiently in a fairly small space with other people
  • Aptitude for learning detailed, complex tasks and protocols through the use of flowcharts and doing online research when required
  • Desire to understand data security concerns
  • Aptitude for problem solving
To apply

Please fill out our application form at, and we’ll get back to you soon. While you wait for us to contact you to schedule an interview, please attend a 30-minute Volunteer Orientation, offered at 11am and 4pm, Tuesday-Saturday, required for all new volunteers and interns.


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • Internet Research

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 8 hours/week, 3 month commitment

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