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University of Rochester Project Assistant - IT Cloud Governance Analyst in Rochester, New York


Enterprise Architecture, in University IT, at the University of Rochester is looking to hire an undergraduate or graduate student with interest in working with team members over a ten week period from June 5 through August 11, 2023. This internship will be focused on organizing, evaluating, analyzing and proposing guidelines and policies in cloud environments including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web services. This is a temporary internship opportunity.


This position is being offered as one of a number of positions being coordinated under the umbrella of the University IT Internship Program in the summer of 2023. As a result, while the emphasis will be on individual experiences based on a position description provided, the group will be organized as a starting cohort and meet approximately every two weeks. The emphasis of this cohort experience will be to expose all participants to multiple facets of the Information Technology environment at the University of Rochester. These sessions will combine presentation by IT professionals and group discussion to broaden the learning experience. All students will also be asked to prepare a poster session at the end of the program. This will provide program participants an opportunity to link classroom learning to the practicum, as well as formalize thoughts and service recommendations to the IT organization.


Under direction of the project managers and with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative:

  1. Work with members of the organization to evaluate existing University and IT Security policies to determine additional policy needed for IT cloud infrastructure.

  2. Use peer institutions to develop rationale for policies and guidelines appropriate for cloud services.

  3. Organize and rationalize data gathered for proposal to governance committees and senior leadership.

  4. Determine the most effective means to present the data for use by the organization.


  1. Pursuing (or completed) a Bachelor’s degree, and interest in Information Technology.

  2. Strong oral, written, and team communication skills, effective questioning, listening, and analytical skills.

  3. Strong communication skills.

  4. Ability to work independently on assigned tasks and proactively ask questions and seek clarification as necessary.

Note: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: Central Administration
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 001
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM