Digital Main Street and Mastercard are providing unique and exciting opportunities for students to work with industry leaders in cybersecurity!

The Small Business Cyber and Intelligence Fellowships, now in its second year, are a collaboration between Digital Main Street and Mastercard, offering students and recent graduates the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside industry leaders in cybersecurity.

As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to work with Mastercard’s global, award-winning teams, who are at the forefront of shaping the payments landscape and revolutionizing the way merchants and issuers combat fraud. During the program, fellows will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and tools.

Fellows will receive a competitive salary, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking. Fellows will also gain mentorship and guidance from Mastercard’s experts, who will provide the support needed to succeed in your role.

Upon completion of the program, you will have gained a deep understanding of the latest technologies and best practices used to protect small businesses against cyber threats.

Applications are now OPEN for the Summer 2024 Internships

The application deadline is Tuesday, January 2nd 2024 at 12pm EST. Please note, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We suggest submitting your completed application as soon as possible. These roles will be employed by Digital Main Street and seconded to Mastercard Canada's Cyber & Intelligence team. We thank all applicants in for their interest; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please note, fellowships are only available to those that have not previously filled a role through the program.


Fellowship Opportunities

Internship Dates: May 6th 2024 – August 23rd 2024

 

Location: This position will be a hybrid mix of remote/virtual; 3 days a week working in the Vancouver office ( 475 Howe St. 20th Floor. Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2B3, CA) and 2 days working from home. We reserve the right to change the work location at any time from the hybrid model to: fully remote/virtual, fully in person in office, or a different hybrid mix, as dependent on business needs. 

 

Responsibilities:

As an intern on the Cyber & Intelligence team, you will be involved in the following: 

  • Working on designs for complex features in the payment fraud space 
  • Managing a design library and its important components 
  • Close collaboration with Design, Product Management, and Dev teams 
  • Leveraging the user-centered design process for an enterprise-level product  
  • Learn about the payment fraud detection space and how AI is being leveraged to solve real-world problems  
  • Hands-on experience on a fast-paced product team 
  • Build further expertise with Figma 

 

Qualifications: 

We are currently seeking qualified applicants who can demonstrate the following:  

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Design related field 
  • Familiarity with the user-centered design process 
  • Experience designing web-based applications 
  • Strong research, investigative and problem-solving skills 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills 
  • Experience with Figma or Sketch 

Internship Dates: May 6th 2024 – August 23rd 2024

 

Location: This position will be a hybrid mix of remote/virtual; 3 days a week working in the Vancouver office ( 475 Howe St. 20th Floor. Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2B3, CA) and 2 days working from home. We reserve the right to change the work location at any time from the hybrid model to: fully remote/virtual, fully in person in office, or a different hybrid mix, as dependent on business needs.

 

Responsibilities:

As an intern on the Cyber & Intelligence team, you will be involved in the following: 

  • Research and better understand the current cybersecurity market and challenges
  • Research and profile internal products and map against market challenges
  • Develop personas, market and competitive analysis reports, data visualisations, and infographics showcasing our collective impact across our programs in Vancouver
  • Creation of internal and external communication guides

 

Qualifications: 

We are currently seeking qualified applicants that can demonstrate the following:  

  • Currently enrolled in bachelor’s degree  
  • Study in the areas of New Media, User Experience and Design, Data Analysis and Visualization  
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to derive and translate the current market landscape 
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • Communication and Design skills 
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, handle multiple tasks, consistently meet established deadlines, and deliver exceptional results 
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills 

To apply for a fellowship position, please fill out the following form.
You WILL receive a confirmation email if your application has been submitted.

Digital Main Street is an inclusive employer. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

If you require any accessibility accommodations or assistance with your application, please email [email protected].

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Only Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
All successful applicants will be required to get a police background check before an offer of employment is given.

Hear from Past Fellows

Software Engineer Analyst - (2023 Fellow)
Emily Kim
"During my internship I had the opportunity to work as a software engineer, primarily working with Angular and JavaScript, which enabled me to gain firsthand insights into the inner workings of an engineering team on a small and large scale. This internship went beyond just coding; it exposed me to other teams, such as Technical Program Management and Customer Experience, which helped me see the holistic importance of work in the small business cybersecurity space."
Cybersecurity & Intelligence - (2023 Fellow)
Harsh Manish Jhunjhunwala
"Being able to safeguard small businesses from cyber threats and support their growth in the digital landscape is an incredibly rewarding opportunity. This collaborative nature of working with small businesses empower me to cultivate strong partnerships, learn new insights into their unique challenges, and tailor strategies to effectively mitigate risks. Contributing my skills and expertise to enhance the security of small-scale businesses gives me a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment."
UX Specialist- (2023 Fellow)
Violet Zhang
"Growing up in communities that run small businesses, I saw how they could grow and be challenged simultaneously. Through my experience, I have seen how cyber risks can impact small businesses. Building trust and educating small businesses on cybersecurity practices should be a main priority today and in the future."
Software Engineer Analyst - (2023 Fellow)
Hameez Iqbal
"I'm passionate about leveraging technology to protect our communities. Small businesses play a vital role in driving local economies, not only for commerce but to bring people together. By helping small businesses protect themselves and their communities, we're supporting their continued growth."

who is mastercard

Mastercard is the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. Mastercard is a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®. Mastercard ensures every employee has opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. Mastercard believe as the company grows, so should you. They believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

who is DMS

Digital Main Street is a program developed in partnership by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA). Digital Main Street supports the growth of main street businesses by making the adoption of digital tools and technologies easy. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs and the Digital Service Squad, a team of street-level team members who help main street businesses grow their operations through technology.

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