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Proofpoint Editor and Writer Part-Time Intern - Undergrad in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

The Role and the Team

Our team provides content for security awareness materials that range from posters and flyers to animated segments and live action video. We specialize in teaching people about cybersecurity through creative storytelling, and incorporate narrative approaches in our actual training modules. This can mean anything from creating a series of animations based on old Atari games to describe cybersecurity concepts, to something as traditional as a simple poster with an interesting visual hook.

The intern will support our Story Team through a variety of tasks, including proofreading, adapting existing technical copy, assisting team members with scripts, and writing copy for educational materials. They will be a part of ideation sessions and will have a chance to learn about campaign planning, video script production, and professional information design and storytelling.

Job Requirements

  • Strong interest in writing about cybersecurity or other technical subjects

  • Creative, collaborative attitude, with a good eye for detail and composition

  • Ability to develop clear, accurate copy based on templates/outlines from senior staff

  • Work experience or coursework in creative and/or technical writing and editing

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience in working with a multidisciplinary team

  • Ability to maintain multiple projects with strict deadlines

  • Ability to work independently while also being able to know when to ask for help

Candidate Profile

You have the ability and interest in working part-time time (30 hours/week maximum) remotely or onsite in our Pittsburgh office (when it is safe to do so). You are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree and are successfully maintaining an above average GPA, preferably 3.0 or higher. This internship is scheduled to start immediately through August 2022.


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform

  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture

  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel

  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.