Proofpoint Software Engineer Summer Intern – Undergrad in Indianapolis, Indiana

Software Engineer Summer Intern – Undergrad

Location:Indianapolis, IN


Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we’re a team of superheroes protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We scout the best people in the business to:

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform

  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture

  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel

  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

It is our sole mission to help our allies protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

Become a Superhero-In-Training

Proofpoint’s threat intelligence engineering team believes that the work we do has a real impact not only to our customers, but to the world at-large. Our products have been used to prevent financial and identity theft, and even to help convict criminals. We keep the world safe from bad guys. We believe that small, self-motivated teams can be empowered to do great things.

As an engineering intern on our Indianapolis threat intelligence team, you will be creating cutting-edge algorithms, interfaces, and/or data infrastructure that our customers use to protect their people, infrastructure, and reputations. Depending on your strengths and interests, this development could include engineering across multiple components of our stack: implementing algorithms that run on our huge-scale data infrastructure, web and API interfaces to this data, and development of automation to deploy your work to our server infrastructure.

Your Current Super-Skills

  • Experience working with code not just in a classroom setting, but outside the classroom as well

  • The capability to take ownership of work assignments, but still be a strong team player

  • A strong desire to build products in the threat intelligence space

  • Working toward a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field

Your Superhero Profile

You have the ability and interest in workingfull time(40 hours/week)onsitein our Indianapolis, IN office. You are currently pursuing anundergraduate degree(2019 new college grads also eligible), and are successfully maintaining an above average GPA, preferably 3.0 or higher. This summer internship is scheduled to run for 11 weeks from June – August 2019.

Launch your #LifeAtPFPT

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. Our summer interns are highly valued, and we strive to ensure all interns are provided with a meaningful work experience, as well as projects that are relevant to our interns’ interests. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!


Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter or agency fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Proofpoint explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.