Product Security Intern

San Francisco, CA
Areas of Interest: Software Assurance and Security Engineering
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GitHub is looking for a Product Security Intern who is excited about securing web applications. Keeping our users' data secure is one of GitHub's highest priorities. We live on the bleeding edge of security technology, employing innovative as well as proven defenses to keep our users safe from the multitude of threats we face. As an intern, you will work closely with the product security team to create security features to protect GitHub users.
What you (the intern) will learn:
  • Learn about the current state of user authentication and the various security concerns with authenticating users, use of credential managers, etc.
  • Learn about emerging browser security standards and how they can be used to help protect GitHub users.
  • Learn the "GitHub flow" for developing software (from project inception to production deployment).
  • Interest in application security
  • Some experience with web development (Eg. Ruby on Rails).
  • A passion for learning and figuring how things work.
  • Strong written communication skills.
About GitHub
Who we are
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over fifteen million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of and GitHub Business, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write faster, better code.
Why you should join our Summer 2018 Intern Program
At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where over half of our Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The other half of our Hubbers work remotely in 18 countries across the globe.
We love watching talented people learn and explore their skills. Our internships are designed to give you unique work experience by pairing you with real GitHubbers on real projects.
As a Summer Intern:
  • You will be based at our headquarters in San Francisco, CA
  • Your internship will be 10 weeks between June and August, 2018
  • You must be a student enrolled in a university, community college, associate, or graduate school program to be eligible
Email us at if you have any questions.
GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

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