Validation Intern


San Jose, CA, US
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Job Description

Intel Corporation develops technology that has enabled the computer and Internet revolutions which have changed the world. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971.

Intel Ethernet Products Group (EPG) delivers best-in-class Ethernet products and is part of the Connectivity Group which is at the heart of Intel's transformation from a PC company to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing-devices. EPG's compelling Ethernet products move the world's data and are the foundations of cloud service and telecommunications data centers. We are a team of problem solvers, experimenters, and innovators who are dedicated to designing the network technologies that currently lead and continue to transform datacenter ecosystems. As a world-class organization, we're looking for outstanding talent to accelerate our growth during an exciting time in Ethernet networking marketing technology. If you're ready to be a part of this journey, then we want to hear from you.

Intel's Ethernet Products Group (EPG) builds some of the world's highest performing Ethernet NICs (Network Interface Cards). Our products, for high performance and high-capacity Data Centers, range from Foundational NICs, to innovative and game changing "Smart NICs". We use state of the art custom ASICs on our systems.

An internship Ethernet Products Group is a challenging but rewarding experience, allowing you to gain knowledge and experience in ASIC IP Design verification for the next generation of networking products. As a member of our Silicon Engineering team, you will work alongside experienced engineers to solve new and interesting problems, making an important contribution to our exciting high-performance NIC projects.

Does the idea of creating state-of-the-art UVM Testbenches, Bus-Functional Models, Tests for next generation network interfaces appeal to you? Build the foundation for ASIC IP Verification career with one of the most advanced engineering companies in the world. Learn advanced techniques from industry experts that solve performance and feature challenges, in areas such as hardware interfaces and complex protocol stacks. Work alongside local and remote team members in a collaborative environment as you participate in the road to productization.

We are looking for enthusiastic students with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong problem-solving ability, a desire to learn and a good general knowledge of Digital Design, ASIC verification methodology.  Ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and previous experience with project-based teamwork.

Length of internship estimate is 3 months with a possibility to extend.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Inside this Business Group

The Network & Edge Group brings together our network connectivity and edge into a business unit chartered to drive technology end to end product leadership. It's leadership Ethernet, Switch, IPU, Photonics, Network and Edge portfolio is comprised of leadership products critically important to our customers.

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Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here:

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado, New York, Washington, California: $63,000.00-$166,000.00
*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.