Proofpoint Digital Risk Protection Part-Time Intern – Undergrad in Sunnyvale, California

Digital Risk Protection 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

Proofpoint’s Digital Risk team develops products that detect threats to organizations that exist outside of corporate infrastructure - in digital media. For example, we detect physical threats to executives in social media, DarkNet cyber-chatter targeting the firm, social media brand impersonation, and fraudulent brand domains.

We are looking for an intern to focus on the development of content classifiers to automatically detect threats in digital media. You will learn to apply cutting edge machine-learning, AI and deep learning technology in real-world products. You will also have the opportunity to assist with a range of cross-functional projects including customer threat assessments, threat research, and product documentation

Your Current Super-Skills

  • Basic software development skills

  • Ability to think and work independently solve problems

  • Interest in multiple business functions (engineering, research, product management, marketing, etc.)

  • Ability to write clearly

  • Ability to prioritize tasks

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.