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Palo Alto Networks Internship Program

Intern class of 2017 at CEO Mark McLaughlin’s house for dinner with executives

Palo Alto Networks Internship Program

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. 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.

Browse Internships

The summer internship program features a combination of challenging projects with real impact, engaging social events, and networking opportunities:

  • 12-week program
  • Peers of elite students
  • One-on-one mentoring by industry leaders
  • Exposure to and support from Palo Alto Networks executives
  • Events that pique your intellectual curiosity and inspire new ideas
  • Opportunities to expand your knowledge and work in a fast-paced environment
Summer Snapshot

Offsite team building event for interns

New Grads

You want your career to begin in a place where you can have immediate impact. We want you to be a part of a company disrupting the security industry! Join Palo Alto Networks and you'll work with people passionate about breach prevention and supporting your growth.

Have questions about our intern or new grad programs? Reach out to the University Team at:

Where You Can Intern

  • Santa Clara, California (HQ)

    3000 Tannery Way
    Santa Clara, CA 95054

    Engineering, Marketing, General and Administration, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Product Management, InfoSec and Finance

  • Reston, Virginia

    12110 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 200
    Reston, VA 20190

    Engineering and Unit 42

  • Plano, Texas

    3901 North Dallas Parkway
    Plano, TX 75093

    Inside Sales

Taking the Leap: From Intern to Employee


Cary, University of Virginia, 2016 Intern Program

I enjoyed interning here this past summer. I developed a platform that runs either on AWS or VMware stations that can collect data from multiple remote locations simultaneously, which assists firewall development. I learned a lot about the integration of PHP and Python and how to make them work together. I love the fact that people here believe our products are the best in the market and are working hard to make them better.


Adrie, Santa Clara University, 2016 Intern Program

As an intern, it was clear to me that people enjoyed working for this company and that the company highly values all its employees. That was an important factor in my decision to join the company full-time. I think the company has a great culture and encourages its employees to excel in their careers. My manager always encourages me not only to complete the projects I’m assigned, but also to ask to get involved in anything I want to learn more about. I feel like I have the opportunities and resources to continue to shape and advance my career.


Chris, San Jose State University, 2016 Intern Program

The thing that really intrigued me about Palo Alto Networks was how fast it was growing and how much opportunity that would create. I was looking forward to the challenge of helping to grow the business and build processes that would help the business scale, whereas in my role at my previous company I was just helping run the day-to-day activities of the business. I’ve always liked to be challenged, and I thought this would be the best place for that opportunity.


Brandon, San Jose State University, 2016 Intern Program

I chose Palo Alto Networks for my internship because I felt valued as a candidate throughout the entire interview process. I received a call within the first week of applying for the position, and the university team kept me in the loop throughout the entire process by following up with me every few days. Once I received my offer letter, it was an easy decision to join the team.

Palo Alto Networks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, gender identity, age, veteran status,
sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

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