Intern - Tools Software Engineer

Internships Santa Clara, California


Our Mission


At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:


Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.


We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.


Your Career


The team that you will be working on is responsible for Engineering Tools. These are tools that are used across the entire Engineering organization. This means building web services, maintaining legacy code, unit testing, and deploying services. The team is growing and is full of energy!


The Engineering Tools team has a track record of working with interns to develop entirely new services and promoting them across the Engineering team and beyond.


Your Impact


        Take your Python experience out of the classroom and into the real world

        Make engineers’ daily lives better, more fun, and more productive

        Help us bring our services’ functionality, deployment and infrastructure to the next level

        Work with a team of experienced developers and system administrators


Your Experience


        Familiarity with Python, Docker

        A fun-loving attitude

        Comfortable working in a Linux environment

        You must be pursuing a 4-year Undergraduate Degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above, a 2-year Master’s Degree or a Doctorate degree and returning to school in the fall. You must have the authorization to work within the United States


The Team


Our global internship program trains the next generation of cybersecurity talent across a range of specializations, from threat intelligence to information security, engineering, and marketing. The program also features a combination of challenging projects with tangible impact, engaging social events, and networking opportunities. Interns and recent graduates can learn about the network security industry from leading thinkers, grow their professional networks, and be part of a career-defining experience.


Our Summer Internship Program from May-August or June-September provides you:

1:1 mentorship from industry leaders

12-week program

Peers of elite students

Fun and engaging events that inspire your intellectual curiosity

Opportunities to expand your knowledge and work on challenging projects

Connections to other interns, recent grads, and employees across the company as well as our leaders"


Our Commitment


We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.


We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at


Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.