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Social Media Security and Compliance Summer Intern - Undergrad

at Proofpoint, inc.

Posted: 2/24/2019
Job Status: Internship,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 40088
Keywords: summer

Job Description

Austin, TX

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 is a leader in enterprise security. We are committed to delivering enterprise social media security and compliance solutions.

Join a group of highly experienced technology, market, and business professionals who believe the Social Web is a critical evolution of the Web as a communication and interaction channel for businesses.

As an intern at Proofpoint, you’ll be on the cutting edge helping large companies protect their brand on social media. You will get practical experience with a number of common workplace tools as well as hands-on experience with how brands use social media, how our content classifiers work, even work on projects with our engineering, product management and marketing teams. You will be mentored throughout your internship, and we will work with you to document all of your new skills and successful projects.

Your Current Super-Skills

  • Experience in programming JAVA
  • Experience working on a Linux system
  • Working knowledge of social media with experience using the main social platforms (e.g., Facebook and Twitter, Google+)
  • Ability to work well as part of a team as well as on your own (with direction)
  • Self-starter. Should be able to work with minimal supervision, but know when to ask for help
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn and accept feedback

Your Superhero Profile

You have the ability and interest in working full time (40 hours/week) onsite in our Austin, TX office. You are currently pursuing an  undergraduate 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.

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In order to expedite the pre-boarding employment process with Proofpoint, we must collect information from you that is deemed “personal” and is protected by worldwide data privacy laws. Proofpoint is committed to full compliance with all laws and has taken the necessary steps to ensure that we meet the obligations required by country-specific data protection laws, as well as the EU Directive on Personal Data Protection. We also required the same from our Staffing partner Oracle, who assists us with the management of our internal database. By logging into our system and entering the requested data, you are authorizing Proofpoint to collect, process, and house your personal data to our internal database.  This database will be accessible by Proofpoint employees and select employees of Oracle who have been given access rights based on a relevant and legal business need to know.  Your information will not be shared with or visible by any third party outside of Proofpoint and Oracle. All individuals with access to personal data have been educated on data privacy laws and the use of personal data, and have signed Data Privacy Confidential Non-Disclosures.