Intern - Information Technology/Systems - Summer 2023

College-University Recruiting Washington DC, District Of Columbia Raleigh, North Carolina Atlanta, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Charlotte, North Carolina Morton Grove, Illinois


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: Xylem is seeking Intern candidates with an Information Technology or Information Systems  background to join our team for a summer internship.  Opportunities will be available on both the infrastructure side as well as the applications side of our technology operations.  The duties of this internship will range across the spectrum of supporting and implementing complex solutions around business need.

Xylem Summer Internships typically last 10-12 weeks and are an opportunity to get hands-on, professional experience while making a lasting contribution to Xylem as an organization. Our internship program is intended to create a pipeline of talented undergraduate students who are interested in a career in the water innovation technology industry. Interns are our primary talent pool for all full-time early career positions and rotational programs. The Summer Internship is a great opportunity to learn more about Xylem and see if a career in water technology is right for you.

The hourly rate for an intern is dependent on a variety of factors including major, year in school and geographic location. The average hourly rate for an intern is between $21.00 - $27.00/hour. Locations of internships will vary based on the specified project and function, and will either be on-site, hybrid or fully remote.


Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Create and update the network infrastructure documentation. 
  • Create and update the network infrastructure diagrams.
  • Work with internal Cybersecurity team to identify threats, perform threat assessment procedures, assess threat response mechanisms, and develop threat resolution strategies and solutions.
  • Perform network management tasks within SolarWinds and other network monitoring tools. 
  • Document configuration best practices for all Network Infrastructure.
  • Develop a plan to standardize Cisco configurations across similar platforms. 
  • Assist with upgrading the software for network hardware.
  • Clear configurations from old networking equipment. 
  • Validate and update all infrastructure Inventories.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year degree program in Information Systems, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Security, or a related field. Must be in at least junior standing as of the Fall, 2022 semester.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong decision making and organizational skills required
  • Ability to effectively and professionally present information in one-on-one and small group organization.
  • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office products, with ability to learn internal systems.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced production environment 

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend, and move about the facility
  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.