Proofpoint Digital Risk Summer Intern - Undergrad in Sunnyvale, California

Digital Risk 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

The Digital Risk team builds and delivers products that protect Proofpoint's customer’s social media, mobile and web brand presences. We help protect the social media pages of some of the largest brands in the world across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. We also help protect people from phishing links and malicious domains that would be used to steal their personal information.

As a Digital Risk Part-Time Intern, you will interact with our developers to understand features and build out unit and functional test suites for them. You will also design and build additions to our operational tracking dashboards and tooling. As you learn more about our system you will contribute to features in our production application.

Your Current Super-Skills

  • Coursework and/or previous experience using Ruby, Go, Java, C, C++ or Python

  • Basic exposure to Linux/UNIX systems at the command line

  • A basic understanding of the role and function of databases in a software system

  • Enthusiasm to learn new skills and grow your abilities

Your Superhero Profile

You have the ability and interest in working full time (40 hours/week) onsite in our Sunnyvale, CA office. You are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree (2019 new college grads also eligible), 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.