Network Engineer 1-3 (SkillBridge Intern) – 8372, NORFOLK, VA, VIRGINIA


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Network Engineer 1-3 (SkillBridge Intern) – 8372

Date: Apr 19, 2023

Location: Norfolk, VA, Virginia

Company: HII’s Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 8372 

Required Travel: 0 – 10% 

Employment Type: Temporary Worker

Hours Per Week: 40.00 

Security Clearance: Secret 

Level of Experience: Mid 

Job Description

Program of Instruction (POI)

This is an UNPAID internship through the DoD SkillBridge Program for transitioning active-duty US military personnel. DoD SkillBridge Internships are available to help transitioning active-duty military personnel gain real-world experience in the work force sometime during their final 180 days of active-duty service. The intern will actively train on meaningful projects and work closely with a mentor and with senior company leadership. HII Mission Technologies Internship programs are focused on placing transitioning military into internships that require KSAs, Education & Military Training similar to their current or previous military jobs; positions that could easily transition over to a full-time regular and permanent job with HII. 

Essential Job Responsibilities

For this internship, the SkillBridge intern will train as a Network Engineer with HII Mission Technologies, reporting to a designated HII Mission Technologies Supervisor, with the goal of offering you the opportunity to work alongside subject matter experts and assist in providing critical support to our clients. Our experts will provide on-the-job training, and ensure interns complete our program with the confidence to accurately apply and perform the skills learned in this internship throughout their future careers. This internship not only provides you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a professional environment, but also allows you a look at what HII Mission Technologies can offer you as an employee.

Desired End State (3 – 4 month target)

At the end of four months, the intern will be able to describe core functions of network devices, have a basic knowledge of network engineering technologies, architectures and topologies, describe basic roles and responsibilities of network engineers both for engineering and operations of the network, gain knowledge on tools and techniques for monitoring network health.
The intern will develop a basic understanding of all network equipment, configurations, operation, and troubleshooting concepts and procedures.
The intern will increase their understanding of network security.
The intern will develop a basic understanding of different types of transport services and technologies.
The intern will develop an understanding of technical documentation and project management.
HII Mission Technologies will benefit from the military background of the SkillBridge intern and considers the SkillBridge internship an overall positive experience

Assumptions – Restrictions

– SkillBridge Intern will possess at minimum an Active Secret Security Clearance. 
– SkillBridge Intern will be available during core hours for critical meetings and training.

Training Plan

Phase 1 – Basics

Week 1: In processing, Introductions/office familiarization
Week 2: Intro to Network Topologies, Architectures, and Network Engineering Concepts, including media types
Week 3: Intro to Network Security Devices (Firewalls, IPS, IDS, wIDS, VPN), Concepts, and Cryptographic Devices
Week 4: Intro to Network Monitoring and Management Tools and technologies (SNMP, HP NA, SolarWinds, GEM One, Infoblox IPAM)
Week 5: Intro to Cisco Call Manager/VoIP phones, Wireless, and an introduction to Quality of Service (QoS)

Phase 2 – Systems Operation

Week 6: Network Switching Concepts and Protocols and equipment configuration and operation
Week 7: Network Routing Concepts and Protocols and equipment configuration and operation
Week 8: Network Security Device Concepts and configuration, including Cryptographic devices and VPN
Week 9: Network monitor tools and technologies including SNMP, NetFlow, IP SLA, Syslogs or system logs, as well as environmental issues and concerns such as Power (UPS, PDU), temperature, and hardened systems

Phase 3 – Troubleshooting & Maintenance, NCTE Processes and Administration

Week 10: Physical, Access, and Network Layer troubleshooting
Week 11: Network security troubleshooting & tools (Firewalls, WireShark, Syslogs, etc…)
Week 12: NCTE administration, JIRA & Confluence training
Week 13: NCTE Process Asset Library (PAL)

Additional Goals

Introduction to a Data Center Environment
Introduction to a Network Operation Center (NOC) Environment
Introduction to Wide Area Network Technologies and Circuit Types and working with Service Providers
IP Address Management
Development of Technical Documentation for Network Engineering
Installation planning for new network nodes and conducting site surveys
Project Management

Minimum Qualifications

Active-Duty Military ONLY within final 180 days of active-duty service. Education and Experience dependent on Program of Instruction.

Must have a current/active DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Requirements

To qualify for a full-time/regular position post internship, SEC+ and CCNA certifications are required. 90-day certification window may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Candidates that possess these certifications will receive preference. 

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements will vary and is dependent on the Program of Instruction.

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:


HII’s Mission Technologies division develops integrated solutions that enable today’s connected, all-domain force. Capabilities include C5ISR systems and operations; the application of AI and machine learning to battlefield decisions; defensive and offensive cyberspace strategies and EW; unmanned, autonomous systems; LVC solutions; platform modernization; and critical nuclear operations. Together, HII’s domain expertise and advanced technologies support mission partners anywhere around the globe. For more information, visit


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

HII’s Mission Technologies division / Equal Opportunity Employer

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