Intern - Global Security Research Team

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

We are looking for a talented and motivated intern who will be able to conceive, design, implement and evaluate systems to detect and prevent various threats in the security landscape. 

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

        1:1 mentorship

        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

Your Impact

        Learn about advanced Threat Intelligence / Actors / Campaign tracking

        Learn about analyzing and reversing malware

        Learn about opportunities for tracking actor groups and campaigns

        Be exposed to the latest threat samples and activity, working on cutting edge security problems.

        Publish and blog under the banner of one of the largest security vendors in the world

        Learn the practical merits of rule and behavioral based detection approaches


Your Experience

        Be comfortable with malware analysis

        Understand core concepts of threat intelligence, like actor groups, campaigns and malware families.

        Be a confident Python programmer

        Have experience in Data Science (Particularly statistics and a background working with large datasets)

        Have strong writing skills i.e. Publishing papers, blogs etc

        Be a great and open communicator, willing to ask questions.

        Have good time management skills/able to adjust to a rapidly changing threat landscape

Requirements To apply, you must be pursuing a 4-year Undergraduate Degree, 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

The Global Security Research Team (GSRT) oversees the research and content development efforts for all of our malware security technologies.

GSRT is a worldwide team of security engineers, threat analysts and researchers that analyze millions of samples to ensure identification, classification and threat coverage/protection.


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.


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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.