Information security compliance intern

Date posted: 15 November 2021
Role type: Part-time
Closing date: Open until filled

Are you passionate and knowledgeable about information security compliance initiatives, such as ISO 27001? Do you want to join one of the UK’s most exciting tech start-ups and work with a great team building an exciting product with a global impact?

Flourish is empowering the world to visualize and tell stories with data. It enables anyone to create beautiful graphics, presentations and interactive stories without coding. Since our launch in 2018, more than 500,000 registered users have produced more than 5 million graphics, which have racked up more than ten billion views.

Our customers include leading newsrooms (such as BBC and FT), major corporates (such as Verizon and Deloitte), agencies (WPP and Omnicom) and many more.

(Some of) the Flourish team on a glamping retreat

The role

This is a six-month, part-time position. You will be part of the engineering team, reporting to our Information security manager. You will support our Information security manager in coordinating internal and external audits, and help to record and monitor post-audit actions through to completion. You will help to update and improve the information security management system, including ensuring that emerging rules and guidelines are properly documented, when required. You will help to support company information security awareness initiatives. You will actively support occasional client security information requests which will involve working closely with the customer success team.

About you

You are passionate about information security and are keen to apply and expand your knowledge in a compliance role. You will have a good general understanding of technology, however, this is not a technical position. You are excited by the prospect of working in an ambitious, product-oriented team.

Must-have knowledge and experience

  • Familiarity with ISO 27001
  • Good knowledge of information security terminology and processes
  • Studying for or have a security-related masters degree

Nice-to-have knowledge and experience

  • Working knowledge of data protection and GDPR

Person attributes

  • Strong written and verbal team communication skills
  • Patient, organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Excited by Flourish and its mission

About us

  • Our company: Flourish is a small team combining decades of collective experience in development, data, design, visualization and journalism/publishing. Read more about the team.

  • Our culture: We’re a friendly and supportive group that values kindness, honesty and fun. We’re open and try new things with enthusiasm. And we’re high-momentum, focused on delivering magical products that our users love. We socialise as a team at least once a month.

  • Our interview process: We make our hiring process fast and straightforward. Typically there is a brief initial call, followed by a take home test and an interview with our InfoSec Manager.

  • Our location: We are largely a UK-based team, with a few exceptions. Our office in Shoreditch is a fun and exciting place to work.


  • Competitive annual salary of £23,000
  • Good company culture and respect for work/life balance (not “startup hours”)
  • Lots of potential for career progression
  • 30 days’ annual holiday

To apply

Send a CV, and a covering letter explaining why you’re interested in this role and how you meet the description above, to Please use the subject line “Information security compliance intern”. Got questions about the job? Feel free to email us for a chat.

We’re committed to equality and diversity in the tech industry, so we’ll be especially happy to see applications from under-represented backgrounds.

Sorry, but we won’t be able to sponsor visas for this role: please do not apply if you do not already have the right to work in the UK. We are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies for this role.

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