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Graduate Hardware Security Intern

Job Description

As a Hardware Security Intern, you will be part of Artificial Intelligence Product Group's (AIPG) Hardware Design and Validation team, you will be responsible for supporting the automation of our security validation and participating in some validation tasks guided by a security validation lead including one or more of the following aspects of security validation:

* Creating an infra-structure for organizing threat models (adversaries, attack surfaces, attacks, vulnerabilities, security objectives, mitigations, security requirements, etc.) systematically. This is actually prototyping a software to create a graph by populating the information for each node from the above list and create proper connections among them (edges) to allow viewing the content, validating relationships, creating reports, etc.
* Enhancing the infrastructure by including or generating the related security attributes (in an automated, semi-automated, and manual fashion) in the form of assertions, assumptions, and covers using System Verilog Assertions, or other Property Specification Languages.
* Supporting the staff in creating the related parts of the testbenches and executing tests using one or more methods including Pre-Silicon simulation, Post-Silicon simulation, emulation, and formal verification for one or more of our products.
* Supporting the staff in security review and the automation of some our security review checks


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Qualifications listed as preferred or additional will be considered a plus factor for applicants. Relevant experience can be obtained through school work, classes and project work, internships, military training, and/or work experience.

Minimum requirements:

* Currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science or Electrical/Computer Engineering with focus on Hardware Security.
* Hardware Security knowledge (obtained through coursework, projects, or internships).
* Knowledge of Computer Architecture, Digital Design, and RTL modelling in SystemVerilog.
* Knowledge of Data Structures, Algorithm Development, Graph Concepts, and basic Complier Code generation concepts.
* Familiarity with SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA) or Property Specification Language (PSL).
* At least 3 months experience in RTL Design and Verification.
* At least 6 months of programming experience in high level languages such as C, C++, Java, Python, Perl, Matlab, etc.
* Knowledge in Unix basics and Unix shell scripting.

Preferred Qualifications:

* At least 3 months experience in one or more of database programming, graphical user interface design, Windows programming and complier design.
* At least 3 months experience in one or more of Formal Verification, Pre-Silicon Verification, and Post-Silicon Verification.

Inside this Business Group

Intel AI, leveraging Intel's world leading position in silicon innovation and proven history in creating the compute standards that power our world, is transforming Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the Intel AI products portfolio. Harnessing silicon designed specifically for AI, end to end solutions that broadly span from the data center to the edge, and tools that enable customers to quickly deploy and scale up, Intel AI is inside AI and leading the next evolution of compute.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance....


About Intel Corporation

Company Description

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live.

Mission & Values

Our values define who we are and how we act as employees and as a company. More than simply words, they are something we live by each day. They speak to everyone within our diverse workforce.

These are our ideals, the Intel Values:
  • Customer Orientation
  • Discipline
  • Quality
  • Risk Taking
  • Great Place to Work
  • Results Orientation

Working Here

Big thinking. At Intel, we thrive on it. That's why we put brilliant minds together and give them the tools to succeed. So whether you're in engineering, manufacturing, operations, or marketing, you'll play an important part in bringing our next-generation computing platforms to the world.

Put yourself in the right company, and let the ideas fly. If you’re looking to make an impact, Intel is the perfect place. For interns, recent college graduates, or experienced professionals, Intel has positions in business and technical disciplines all over the world. Explore the possibilities. You’ll be sure to find an opportunity that piques your interest.


Intel believes employees are the most important investment for success, and Intel's comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects that. The program's purpose is to attract, retain and reward the people responsible for the company's long-term growth and profitability. It's designed to provide Intel employees and their families with the stability of long-term financial security and protection. Learn more about Intel's compensation and benefits programs.

Honors & Awards

Intel and our employees have been recognized for a number of corporate initiatives and charitable endeavors. In the past year, we have received over 80 recognitions for our corporate responsibility efforts at the local, national and global level. And while winning awards is certainly not the motivation behind these efforts, the recognition is always appreciated. The following is a listing of some of the recent awards Intel has received.
  • Newsweek's Green Rankings 2009
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Member
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
  • Green Power Partner of the Year by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Ethisphere Institute's 2009 World's Most Ethical Companies
  • Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List