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As one of the most prolific innovation centers in the world, PARC offers an exceptional internship experience (a number of PARC employees also started their careers here as interns). Considered valuable members of our community, interns are fully integrated into the daily activities of PARC's highly collaborative, multidisciplinary culture. Our interns have the opportunity to:

  • work with leading researchers in the physical, computer, biological, and social sciences;
  • engage in different stages of the research or business-development pipeline;
  • participate in lab meetings, presentations, poster sessions, and special programs; and
  • author publications and/or patents.

Please feel free to download and post this program flyer at your organization. More program information and FAQs in right sidebar. Applications are considered as they are submitted.


Analysis of Relational and/or Social Network Data

Graduate student in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Statistics/Math

Analysis of residential energy usage

Advanced undergraduate or graduate student in statistics, engineering, or the physical sciences.

Anomaly Detection

Graduate student in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Statistics/Math

Anomaly Detection and Data Mining

Graduate student with experience in machine learning, data mining, or related fields

Design in Innovation Services Group

Graduate student in design related field with experience across a wide variety of media

Distributed Control and Optimization

PhD candidate in electrical, aerospace, mechanical, math, applied math, CS

Electrochemistry with ionic Liquids

Exceptional students in the fields of chemical engineering, electrochemistry, chemistry, and instrumentation engineering are invited to apply for an internship in PARC's Ionic Liquids Applications program.

Experimenter for Novel Cooling Device

Graduate or advanced undergraduate student with laboratory skills

Human Behavior Recognition from Wearable Sensors

PhD candidate in machine learning, data mining, or ubiquitous computing

Intellectual Capital Management (multiple positions)

Students in good standing enrolled in an accredited MBA/ MS/ JD/ PhD program

Internship in Market Strategy and Product Management

MBA/PhD/MS/Experienced candidate with strong business and technology background

Internship in Mobile Software Engineering

MS or PhD student in Computer Science or a related discipline

Internship in Mobile UI/UX Design

PhD/MA/MFA student in Graphic Design, Design and Technology, or related disciplines

Internship in Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

PhD student with strong Security and Privacy background

Internship in Social Conversational Agents

PhD candidate in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Computational Media, or related disciplines

Internship in User Modeling for Behavior Change Systems

PhD candidate in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, recommender systems

Power Electronics for Energy Systems area

Student in electrical engineering or related field

Printing / Process Development

Senior undergraduate in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or related field

Psycholinguistics and User Modeling

PhD student in machine learning, data mining, or natural language processing

Research Internships in PARC’s Security Group

PhD student with experience in simulations and experimental measurements

Value-based Pricing Analyst

BS or MS in a quantitative field to work in marking and market strategy



PARC draws on the diversity of a global workforce and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to achieve success. As an equal opportunity employer, PARC affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications -- without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. PARC does not discriminate against veterans or disabled persons because of their handicap, considering the need for reasonable accommodation to their limitations and in accordance with federal, state and local laws.



program information

how to apply

You can only apply online by selecting from one or more of the available intern positions.


We invite highly qualified graduate, undergraduate, and MBA students to apply. We draw from a variety of fields spanning the physical, computer, biological, and social sciences.

application requirements

You will need to provide: contact information, resume which includes education history, work history, professional interests, skills and an optional cover letter. 


All internships are paid.

international students

There are no residency requirements, so international students are welcome to apply.


Internships last a minimum of 12 weeks, but the specific dates (summer, fall) and lengths vary.


All internships take place on site.


We provide roundtrip transportation and limited relocation assistance, though students are responsible for finding their own housing.


Students are responsible for finding ongoing transportation. Many of our employees find the area and climate to be bicycle friendly, and PARC has an award-winning Alternative Transportation incentive program.