Undergrad Application Security Engineering Intern (Summer 2022)

Internships Portland, Oregon


Your Opportunity

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn about and contribute to all aspects of a modern, pragmatic responsibilities such as design and implementation reviews, vulnerability management, product assessments (i.e. testing/hacking), creating security standard methodologies, evangelizing security throughout the company and many other areas?

As an Application Security Engineering Intern at New Relic, you'll join us for a full-time, paid 12-week summer internship beginning in either May or June 2022! You’ll work on real-world projects that will make an impact on our business, and develop practical skills to apply throughout your career. Over the summer, we'll have the opportunity for you to:

  • Attend chats with current employees to learn more about their roles, receive advice, and begin to build your network
  • Work with a dedicated mentor through our formalized and flexible mentorship program
  • Gain useful skills through professional development trainings and informative feedback
  • Connect with the intern community through meetings, projects, and social events
  • Learn about the company and our vision to instrument, measure, and improve software
  • Showcase your work via a final presentation to management

What You’ll Do

You will be part of the team responsible for the overall security of customers and their data. We accomplish this by partnering with our Engineering teams to design and ship secure products, features, applications, and services.

You’ll work closely with the rest the team to learn how to identify and understand the security risks in our projects, and how we collaborate on a path to get our code shipped and secure!

Security at New Relic does not spend time going over checklists. We strive to be pragmatic yet innovative. We seek to creatively address software security risks in new and novel ways by utilizing technology, automation, relationships, and culture. We work in a continuous deployment, cloud-based environment and adapt our security efforts to the processes and technologies New Relic uses to deliver innovative and market leading products. Our Security team strongly believes in collaboration, supporting each other and working together as a team. We value character over certifications, so if you’re on the fence about whether or not you have enough skills or career experience that matches, by all means, apply.

Your Qualifications


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate Bachelor's program, and will be a rising senior graduating between December 2022 - June 2023
  • Degree focus in Computer Science, Math, or Engineering, with some security-focused experience or coursework
  • Technical knowledge of software development, security engineering, computer and network security, authentication, security protocols, and applied cryptography
  • Understanding of OWASP Top 10, etc.


  • Experience in application-level vulnerability testing or building software security controls
  • Knowledge of common security tools such as Burp Suite, Kali Linus, Nesssus, Wireshark, etc
  • Experience with bug bounty programs (e.g. Hack The Box, WebGoat, Capture the Flag, etc) and reporting issues to them
  • Proficient in detection, exploitation, and prevention of security vulnerabilities

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this internship.

We're looking for bold and passionate people to be a part of our mission to create more perfect software. We'd love to have you apply, even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement. What's most important to us is finding authentic and accountable people who feel connected to our mission and values, not just candidates who check off all the boxes.

Our Office

Our office is in the center of downtown Portland, situated in a thriving tech community in the Pacific Northwest. We enjoy easy commute access and a plethora of good eats and great coffee. We provide competitive compensation including equity and big-company benefits (medical, dental, etc.)—all while maintaining the energy, agility, and fun of a start-up.

About Us

New Relic (NYSE: NEWR) is a cloud-based observability platform that gives developers, engineers, operations, and management a clear view of what’s happening in today’s complex software environments. So they can find and fix problems faster, and deliver delightful experiences for their customers. That's why the world’s best engineering teams rely on New Relic to visualize, analyze, and troubleshoot their software. It’s the simplest, most powerful cloud-based observability platform, built to create more perfect software. All from one place.

Founded in 2008, we’re a global company passionate about building a culture where all employees feel a deep sense of belonging, where every ‘Relic’ can bring their whole self to work and feel supported and empowered to thrive. We’re consistently recognized as a distinguished employer and are committed to building world-class products and an award-winning culture. For more information, visit newrelic.com.

Our Hiring Process

New Relic takes seriously our stewardship of the data of our thousands of customers worldwide. In compliance with applicable law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work and to complete employment eligibility verification.

We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records based on individual circumstances and in accordance with applicable law including, but not limited to, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. https://sfgov.org/olse/sites/default/files/FCO%20poster2020.pdf

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. New Relic does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes, and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with New Relic.

New Relic is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly seek a diverse applicant pool and hire without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities (or disability), age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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