The Intel 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
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
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 you have read the description and determined you have the qualifications and interest, then click Apply for Job. Go to
the Your Candidate Profile page and either register as a New Candidate, or login as a Returning User. Upload
your resume to our database, ensure your data is correct, and answer a few questions about your background and interests.
If you meet Intel's minimum qualifications, we will contact you via email.