Proofpoint Threat Research & Engineering Summer Intern - Undergrad in Sunnyvale, California

Threat Research & Engineering Summer 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

We develop the malware analysis platform at the core of multiple Proofpoint products. This platform is used by the malware analysts to invest millions of emails containing URLs and attachments. This platform uses a multitude of technologies to keep our customers safe and they include static analysis, dynamic sandboxing, machine learning and big data processing.

As an intern, you will have the chance to:

  • Take end-to-end ownership of design and implementation of product features that will ship to customers

  • Write efficient and maintainable code

  • Learn about operation of large systems producing and processing terabytes of data

  • Be a great teammate and enjoy our fun-loving positive culture

Your Current Super-Skills

  • Strong coding & debugging skills in an object-oriented language (Java and Python)

  • Knowledge of big data processing and data analytics techniques is a plus

  • Experience with REST service API development is a plus

  • Great communication skills and a love to learn new things

Your Superhero Profile

You have the ability and interest in workingfull time(40 hours/week)onsitein our Sunnyvale, CA office. You are currently pursuing aMasters or PhD degree and are successfully maintaining an above average GPA, preferably 3.0 or higher. This summer internship is scheduled to run for 11 weeks from June – August 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.