Internships at Intel

Software Engineering Internships

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About Intel

Intel consistently ranks as one of the best employers to work for. Forbes ranks them #8 among the best Internships in America, Businessweek rates them #20 as one of the “Best Places to Launch a Career”, and Fortune Magazine has them ranked at #68 as one of the top companies to take work for. They also debuted at #4 of the new “Green Ranking” by Newsweek, which graded the environmental performance of the largest 500 U.S. companies.

According to Glassdoor, 83% of Intel employees would recommend working for the company to a friend and 88% approve of the current CEO, Paul S. Otellini.

Intel was founded in 1968 Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore with a vision for the future of semiconductor products. They introduced the world’s first microprocessor in 1971. Intel has since established a heritage of innovation that continues to expand the promise of computing and advancing the ways people work and live. Intel currently holds about 80% of the market share for microprocessors that go into all desktop and notebook computers, as well as computer servers.

Intel’s Global headquarters is in Santa Clara, California and they have over 82,500 employees worldwide. The Mission of Intel is to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth by the end of this decade, a lofty but they feel is an achievable goal.

Internship of the Week

Intel eaRly Internship for Software Engineering:

The “Intel eaRly Internship for Software Engineering (IRISE)” is a select internship program designed to involve software engineering students early in their college careers and expose them to real world applications and challenges.

Intel wants their interns to have a real world experience by presenting them with real work, helping to develop real code, and addressing real challenges. The IRISE interns are assigned to key business groups where software engineering is a key and critical part of the business process. Intel is one of the largest software companies in the world and the scope of their products touches millions of lives, so these internships really have an impact.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Prototyping a new technology, development methodology or language platform
  • Implementing quality code with adherence to development guidelines
  • Validating products with thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Refactoring existing projects with a fresh perspective and coding know-how


  • Real-world experience with leading-edge technologies
  • Competitive salaries
  • Networking with Intel managers and executives
  • Vacation, holiday time, and earned credit towards sabbaticals
  • Access to Intel University classes for professional and personal development
  • Relocation assistance and the ability to live and work in new locations
  • Consideration for full-time employment when you graduate


  • First or second year Computer Science student
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Applied and proven experience developing software
  • Quick learners with a proven record of ramping up on new concepts and technologies
  • Availability to intern over the summer/fall months


Austin, TX; Chandler, AZ; Columbia, SC; DuPont, WA; Folsom, CA; Fort Collins, CO; Hillsboro, OR; Hudson, MA; Rio Rancho, NM; and Santa Clara, CA.

How to Apply

To apply for an Intel internship, you can set up an “Intel Account” and register online:

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