Verisign is hiring a

Summer 2024 Undergraduate Technical Internships

Reston, United States

Verisign helps enable the security, stability, and resiliency of the internet. We are a trusted provider of internet infrastructure services for the networked world and deliver unmatched performance in domain name system (DNS) services. 

We are a mission focused, values driven company where each individual can contribute to building a stronger, more secure internet.  We offer a dynamic and flexible work environment with competitive benefits and the ability to grow your career.

Verisign is looking for intern candidates with an interest in internet engineering!

Interns must reside in the Washington, DC metro area for the duration of their internship.

The company:

Verisign operates the Domain Name System (DNS) root and powers the hugely-significant .COM domain enabling the world’s 5 billion Internet users to connect online with reliability and confidence, anytime, anywhere. Our global servers process hundreds of billions DNS queries a day! Because these services underpin the online connectivity of the Internet, our products must be absolutely correct, available, and secure – even during the most extreme Internet spike load events.

The opportunity:

We are looking for enthusiastic and talented computer science/computer and security engineers to intern with our team for the summer. These paid internships are within Verisign's Technical Services Organization, responsible for engineering, maintaining and protecting our systems to the highest level of availability, highlighted by 26 years of 100% uptime for DNS.

The role: 

As a Verisign intern, you will:

  • work as an active member of a small agile engineering or security team building, supporting, or securing product features for Internet services;
  • have the opportunity to be involved in many phases of software development, systems engineering, architecture, information security, systems and network administration;
  • attend daily stand-up meetings and collaborate cross-functionally with team members at many levels from Product Management, Engineering, Operations, Security, Customer Service, and other organizations.


  • Computer Science or Engineering major who is a rising junior or senior at the undergraduate level, or graduate level
  • An interest in the practice of software development, systems engineering, architecture, information security, systems or network administration
  • The ability to express your thoughts clearly and concisely both written and verbally
  • The curiosity to troubleshoot issues and see them through to resolution
  • Interested in new technologies with the aptitude to pick them up quickly
  • Academic or professional experience with programming languages such as Java or C/C++ and scripting languages such as Ruby or Python
  • Familiarity with Linux/UNIX and the ability to get around using the command-line
  • Networking roles would require familiarity with basic concepts, protocols and/or simple troubleshooting
  • Available to work full-time for a minimum of ten weeks and be based in the Washington, DC metro area during the summer of 2024 

What’s great about interning here:

  • attend technical talks and speakers’ series about Verisign’s business, technology, and industry
  • attend small talks with senior level company executives
  • gain experience in presenting the outcomes of your work to a broad audience
  • attend career development workshops
  • guaranteed interviews for future Verisign opportunities
  • participate in fun networking events and activities with our broader Intern Class
  • partner with our Young Professionals Group

Verisign is an equal opportunity employer. That means we recruit, hire, compensate, train, promote, transfer, and administer all terms and conditions of employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected categories under applicable law.

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