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Intel's Accelerated Leadership Program (ALP) is a unique post-MBA rotational leadership program. Our executive team designed the program to transform passionate and ambitious MBA graduates into our future leaders.

Over the course of two years, ALP associates complete three 8-month rotations, where they will drive our core businesses and help lead Intel into multi-billion dollar growth segments, from retail technology to smartphones to consumer electronics.

After completing the program, associates may return to one of their three rotation groups, or pursue an opportunity elsewhere within the company at a senior management level.


Make an impact

The ALP provides you with professional freedom and career support.

  • Own Your Career Path – ALP gives you the freedom to choose your three rotations across functional areas (e.g., marketing, strategy, operations) or business units (e.g., smartphones, datacenters, Ultrabooks), or both.
  • Extensive Training – ALP invests in its associates through frequent in-depth training that will deepen your understanding of Intel’s businesses through round-table discussions with senior business leaders. The training will also improve your personal effectiveness through classes on communication, team building, and career development.
  • Mentorship and Coaching – ALP pairs each associate with a senior Intel business leader mentor, who will discuss business issues and provide career advice.  Furthermore, each associate receives an executive coach who will help identify and prioritize professional development goals.
  • Extensive Rotation Opportunities – There are more rotation opportunities for ALP associates than there are associates themselves. ALP has a well-established track record of success that opens up opportunities across the firm.
  • A Smart, Motivated, and Fun Cohort – You will spend your two years in the ALP with a cohort of approximately 15 other MBAs. You’ll also benefit from the wisdom and widely diverse network of former ALP associates.


What you need

The ALP wants great talent and sharp skills to help Intel achieve our mission: create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth. A successful candidate has the following qualifications:

  • An MBA completed between May 2012 and July 2014
  • Passion for innovative technology that changes the way people work, live and play
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, leadership, influencing, teamwork, and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • A strong desire to work and deliver results in a fast-moving, dynamic, global, team-oriented environment
  • Experience in the technology sector or undergraduate/graduate studies in engineering or computer science is not required, but can be a helpful asset.

Additional qualifications—US ALP Class

For associate positions in our US ALP Class you must also:

  • Have unrestricted right to work in the US.
  • Have a minimum of six years of full-time, professional work experience. 

Additional qualifications — Return to Home Country ALP Class

In addition to our US ALP opportunities, we also have a limited number of ALP Return to Home Country positions that will help us develop our leadership talent in global markets. The Return to Home Country program allows you to spend your first rotation in the US and your next two rotations in your country of citizenship. Your final placement will be in your country of citizenship.

For associate positions in our — Return to Home Country ALP Class you must also:

  • Be a citizen with an unrestricted right to work in China, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines or Vietnam.
  • Have a minimum of six years of full-time, professional work experience.

Where we're located

As a global company, we offer opportunities to make an impact at the following Intel U.S. sites: Hillsboro, OR; Santa Clara, CA; Chandler, AZ; and Folsom, CA. Opportunities may also include positions at some of our international facilities in Latin America, China, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and throughout Europe and the Middle East.

How to apply

We typically hire ALP associates for full-time positions August through December, and for internships January through March. You can also go to the Your Candidate Profile page and either register as a New Candidate, or login as a Returning User.  If you are interested in the Return to Home Country Class, in your resume objective, please indicate your interest in "RTHC ALP."  We encourage you to search for and apply to any other Intel jobs that may interest you.


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The ALP Experience

Watch as ALP associates share why the program is a great post-MBA opportunity.