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Intel's Early Internships for Software Engineering

The Intel's Early Internship for Software Engineering (IRISE) is a select intern program designed to engage software engineering students early in their college careers and expose them to real world applications and challenges.

We're talking real work, real code, and real challenges. IRISE interns are assigned to business groups where software engineering is part of their DNA. Do you realize that, based on the number of engineers working on software at Intel, we're one of the largest software companies in the world? At Intel, one line of code can touch a million lives.

More about IRISE

Each IRISE internship is unique to the challenges of the business group host. What types of projects do IRISE interns work on? Recent examples of real-world project work include:

  • Validation, including UNIX scripting and model conversion
  • Development of automated reports and performance benchmarking tests for MIC Software
  • Implementation of debug dump and force tool for main driver code
  • Development of a stand-alone application which detects and provides notification of documentation or code changes
  • Automation of manual test cases
  • Code development to create functional tests
  • SQL query optimization
  • Writing cleanup utility scripts in Python

IRISE interns undertake challenging projects designed to offer both hands-on educational experience and valuable exposure to Intel's technologies, practices, procedures, and culture. As an intern, you will have a prized opportunity to:

  • Work with the latest server builds, graphics drivers and validation tools
  • Gain experience with servers, OS, BMC microcontrollers, BIOS and firmware utilities
  • Gain exposure to multiple languages, tools and libraries, such as C++, Python, Ruby, Visual Studio, and various debugging tools

The benefits

IRISE interns are considered valuable members of the Intel team, and therefore may earn many of the benefits available to full-time employees, including:

  • Real-world experience with leading-edge technologies
  • Competitive salaries
  • Networking with Intel managers and executives
  • Vacation, holiday time, and earned credit towards sabbaticals
  • Access to Intel University classes for professional and personal development
  • Relocation assistance and the ability to live and work in new locations
  • Consideration for full-time employment when you graduate

How to qualify

We're looking for software hobbyists enrolled in bachelor's programs with the following qualifications:

  • First or second year Computer Science student
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Applied and proven experience developing software
  • Quick learners with a proven record of ramping up on new concepts and technologies
  • Availability to intern over the summer/fall months

Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills, and demonstrated leadership ability are all advantages. Versatility and the flexibility to adapt to new situations are essential.

Note: Students must be authorized to work in the United States without restriction**, and complete a required background investigation.

**Intel hires qualified applicants who are fully authorized to work in the U.S. (i.e., individuals authorized to work without any time- or employer-related restrictions). People with temporary work authorizations, such as students in practical training status (i.e., F1 visa), will be considered only for positions where Intel is experiencing a demonstrated shortage of candidates with a particular skill. Intel cannot hire students from controlled countries and/or countries requiring export licensing.

Where we're located

Undergraduate and graduate level internships are available at all our major U.S. sites.

How to apply

If you are up for the challenge of this unique opportunity, we’d love you to apply directly to our iRISE internship once we begin accepting applications this fall. Check back on this page for updates on the application timeline, or feel free to search for “iRISE” in our Job Search page for current openings.

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