Proofpoint Threat Publications Part-Time Intern - Undergrad in Sunnyvale, California

Threat Publications Part-Time Intern - Undergrad

Location:Sunnyvale, CA


Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we’re a team of superheroes protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We scout 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

It is our sole mission to help our allies 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.

Become a Superhero-In-Training

Our team turns highly technical subject matter into content that is usable across a wide range of audiences – non-technical decision makers, press/media, the broader security community, consumers, security practitioners, and more. Every day, our researchers aggregate and produce world-class intelligence about a spectrum of security threats. It is our job to ensure that the threat intelligence is broadly accessible; useful for its intended audiences; and repurposed as needed such that Proofpoint, our customers, prospective customers, and other heterogeneous groups inside and outside the organization derive maximum benefit from our threat research.

We need to increase the volume of publications coming out of our group. To that end, the intern will:

  • Learn tools and processes for assimilating threat data and interacting with researchers

  • Produce regular content under the direction of the hiring manager and editor of the Threat Insight Blog

  • Contribute to regular long-form research reports

  • Learn to tell stories and build out narratives in the context of highly technical subject matter and in ways that are consistent with our brand and audiences

Your Current Super-Skills

  • Storytelling– Create narratives that are compelling for a wide range of readers that also speak to a core audience of deeply technical security researchers and practitioners

  • Expository writing– Write clearly and precisely, in ways that help the audience understand the impact and importance of the content

  • Communication– Be able to interpret content in a variety of forms (notes, bullet points, conversation, near-complete writeups, etc., and then explain that content to others in both written and spoken formats

Your Superhero Profile

You have the ability and interest in workingpart time(30 hours/week at maximum)onsitein our Sunnyvale, CA office. You are currently pursuing anundergraduate degree, and are successfully maintaining an above average GPA, preferably 3.0 or higher. This internship is scheduled to begin immediately and end on approximately August 30, 2019.

Launch your #LifeAtPFPT

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. Our summer interns are highly valued, and we strive to ensure all interns are provided with a meaningful work experience, as well as projects that are relevant to our interns’ interests. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!


Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter or agency fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Proofpoint explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.