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Information Technology/Systems Administration Internship - Fall 2024


SOFWERX is a venue operated under an agreement between the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and DefenseWERX, designed to increase collaboration and innovation in order to solve the most difficult warfighter problems. SOFWERX is a forum for accelerating delivery of innovative capability, and facilitating capability refinement through exploration, experimentation, and assessment of promising technology. SOFWERX is in the heart of Ybor City, at a neutral, easily accessible facility. The internship program is administered by USF Institute of Applied Engineering.  


Work with Systems Administrators in maintaining hardware, software, and other systems 

Assist in managing the SOFWERX network – physically and virtually 

Assist with troubleshooting issues and provide technical support 

Organize and maintain IT resources 

Assist with conducting research on related technology focused topics 

Consult and engage with subject matter experts 

Assist with User & Systems infrastructure administration configuration & customization 

Must participate in weekly market research and submit minimum required entries for new capabilities, technologies, companies, organizations, etc. that could contribute to the innovative ideas needed to create solutions for the warfighter. 



Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology, or a similar major at a local accredited university 

Junior or Senior level, with a current GPA of 3.0 or above 

Experience in network management and systems administration 

Experience working with a variety of engineering students 

Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills 

Must be willing and able to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment 

Time commitment 

Hours of operation are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday 

This position requires a minimum of 15 hours and a maximum of 20 hours per week during the Fall/Spring semesters and a minimum of 20 hours and a maximum of 29 hours per week during the Summer semester. 

This internship is in-person with limited remote work opportunities   


Engage in employee events, such as team building 

Build resume and explore career options 

Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace 

Upon completion of the internship, a letter of recommendation can be provided upon request 

Opportunity for follow-on internship based on performance 


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