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Black Hills Energy Physical Security Systems Analyst Internship (Summer 2024) in Rapid City, South Dakota

Physical Security Systems Analyst Internship (Summer 2024)

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States

Job ID: 35115

Date Posted: Feb 16, 2024

Salary: $17 to $20 Hourly

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Black Hills Energy is seeking a Physical Security Analyst Intern with the ability to troubleshoot, install, service and provide preventive maintenance on commercial physical security products, including access control and CCTV systems. This individual will be a contributor on the Physical Security team and will coordinate elements of the installation and ongoing support of physical security systems in use across all 8 states. This individual will utilize Windows Server administration experience to keep Physical Security Systems operational and in compliance with the requirements in support of NERC and TSA regulations.

You will work alongside professionals in your field, gaining in-depth knowledge about the energy industry and your chosen field of expertise. You will apply what you have learned in school to impactful projects within a publicly traded, multi-state utility and energy company. Learn more about our internship program here:

PAY: $17.00 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

  • Additional benefits include meaningful work, relocation benefits, intern week experience, casual dress code, plus you'll earn 401k contributions during your internship.


  • Must be actively enrolled in an educational program related to this type of internship and have completed a minimum of 2 years towards a respective degree. If you are a recent graduate, you must be within 1 year of your graduation date. (all general)

  • No experience required.


  • Assist in the development, testing, maintenance and implementation of security plans, products, systems, technology innovation and control techniques that support Gas, Electric and business operations across 8 states.

  • Help ensure systems supporting businesses are kept cost effective, supportable, standardized and in keeping with industry best practices for Security controls.

  • Implement and test physical security control programming including access card readers, video cameras and DVRs. Learn and support the overall Culture of Security for BHE.

  • Work within various security management software products to configure and manage access to systems and facilities. Leverage experience through fundamental concepts used with system operation to troubleshoot, test and ensure provisioning of access is kept to least privilege. Develop and apply functional experience to video management systems software and utilize windows experience with servers to help ensure optimal performance, when feasible, is kept for essential systems.

  • Work with Physical Security Systems but become familiar with assigned cyber security controls such as firewalls, intrusion detection software, vulnerability management and various endpoint protection products, support of physical security requirements.

  • Receive work assignments, clarify work details and expectations, and complete work in a complete, accurate and timely manner. Contribute to the overall team efforts by keeping assigned tasks at the forefront of expectations while coordinating with leadership and team members when direction may not be clear.

  • Participate in task completion for system audits, user audits and network audits. Be prepared to assist with evidence gathering. Provide support to teams as needed.

  • Help ensure Company meets all applicable regulations, including NERC-CIP, TSA, SOX, etc. Complete testing and validation efforts for Physical Security Systems as required while ensure solutions are compliant to the governing body.

  • Provide fresh perspective from experiences and education. Look for opportunities to help BHE improve through the lens of a new look at all aspects of physical security.

  • Participation in the Company‚Äôs industry orientation experiences, which may include some travel and overnight stays. Prepare and present a synopsis of experience with the Company at the end of the internship.


  • Basic understanding of network architecture, firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, Video Management Systems and components, audit and log management, physical security access control systems, real-time systems, and common operating systems.

  • Knowledge of network systems, vulnerability assessment and management products, Windows operating systems, basic UNIX/Linux operating systems, networks (routing, switching, etc.), scripting/programming (shell, Perl, C, etc.) helpful. Integrator skills for low voltage electronics to include troubleshooting, repair and configuration of access control and video systems.

  • Individual organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner. Ability to listen, comprehend and apply given direction regarding efforts, priorities, and solutions.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical people.

  • Background experience with Video Management/Access Control Server Systems.

To learn more about our company, visit ourinternship page ( andlocations page ( on our career website.

Intern Relocation Adjustment Allowance of $1,000.00 is offered for the purpose of assisting with various expenses associated with your relocation for the internship (less applicable taxes and based on eligibility). Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Internship benefits include: Casual dress code and eligibility to earn 401(k) contributions.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran. If you require reasonable accommodation, please visitcareers.blackhillsenergy.comfor more information.

Wage: 17 to 20

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