Summer 2023 Intern – Software Engineer Security

September 18, 2022
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Job Description

USA – Remote – Nationwide

Are you a software developer who loves solving complex problems?

Do you relish the opportunity to create solutions and make an impact?

Join our cutting-edge Security Team

Our engineering team works on Security products which help our customers to defend from web application attacks, campaigns, and breaches. Working collaboratively and encompassing the full engineering cycle, we’re constantly innovating to deliver for our customers. Our contribution is critical to the success of our customers and Akamai’s business.

Join our top-rated intern & co-op programs

As a participant in our programs, you will gain valuable experience and make contributions through meaningful project work. You will have the opportunity to join us for trainings, networking events, and engagements with company leadership. Our 12-week intern program starts in May, and our 6-month co-op program starts in January or July.

Apply your innovative mindset

As a Software Engineer Intern, you will work on new projects and build innovative technologies from scratch. Collaborating with teams across the business, you will support multiple products and help deliver on the design of customer solutions. You will play a vital role in ensuring our customers manage their web traffic in a more reliable and scalable way.

As a Software Engineer Intern, you will be responsible for:

  • Creating and enhancing features and functionality, from conception and design through to testing and deployment
  • Working with senior engineers and system architects to translate requirements into engineering tasks
  • Collaborating with teams to troubleshoot production issues and identify practical solutions
  • Contributing to sessions with the wider team to facilitate continuous process improvement

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be currently studying in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Computer Science or another related field
  • Have experience with one or more of the following languages: Javascript, C++, Java or Python
  • Have working knowledge with Linux or Unix operating systems (nice to have)
  • Be a good team player, enjoy collaborating and solving problems with others
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options in this role, please discuss your requirements with the recruiter when you apply.

Working with us

At Akamai, we’re curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, you’ll thrive here.


Through our intern and co-op programs we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Financial benefits offered to interns and co-ops, including a 401k and health insurance, are offered through our managed service provider (MSP). Students also gain the following benefits directly from our programs:

  • Mentorship
  • Career development trainings
  • Visibility into senior leadership through Fireside Chats
  • Networking and social events with an international intern cohort
  • Final project showcase presented to the company
  • Fun perks including Akamai branded merchandise

About us

Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences — helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world’s most distributed compute platform — from cloud to edge — we make it easy for customers to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away.

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to learn and make a real impact in a global technology company? Come join us and learn with a team of people who will energize and inspire you! By the end of your assignment, you will gain a network of encouraging colleagues ready to support you in your studies and beyond.

Akamai is committed to complying with COVID-19 requirements in the countries where it operates. For locations or roles subject to vaccination mandates, we require proof of vaccination or an approved exemption, if permitted, as a condition of employment. We will provide additional details regarding our vaccine record submission and exemption request protocols during the hiring and onboarding process.