FPGA Validation Engineer Intern


Job Description

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG), within Intel, will continue to drive the future for FPGAs and Structured ASICs to build a better tomorrow. By pushing forward in cutting edge technology our work is at the heart of innovation. With a career at Intel, you can shape the future for everyone. Intel is a company of bold and curious inventors and problem solvers who create some of the most astounding technology advancements and experiences in the world.

With a legacy of relentless innovation and a commitment to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth, our diverse and brilliant teams are continually searching for tomorrows technology and revel in the challenge that changing the world for the better brings. We work every single day to design and manufacture silicon products that empower peoples digital lives.

Do you love to solve technical challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you enjoy working with cross functional teams to deliver solutions for products that impact customers lives? If so, come join us to do something wonderful.

We are looking for world class electrical engineers to help us build the future of technology. In addition to the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will also exhibit the following behavioral traits:

Excellent communication skills.

Works well independently and develops quick engineering solutions for complex problems.

Skilled at interfacing with engineers and managers by providing schedule updates.

High problem-solving skills and good tolerance for ambiguity.

Prioritize tasks independently.

Natural focus on quality, discipline, and accurate results for engineering customers.

Contributes and works well in a multi-site team setting.

The candidate will work closely with experienced FPGA experts to validate a design on FPGA platform. The design will be used as a vehicle to prove the cutting-edge counter measure technology in the next generation Programmable solution. The candidate will gain hands-on experience in RTL design and validation techniques.

The internship duration is 9 months with a possible extension of 1 year.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications and education to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Education

Candidate must be an active student currently pursuing a Master’s or PhD degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.

Minimum Qualification

3 months of experience or coursework in one of in the following:

Verilog RTL coding, FGPA implementation and debug.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using EDA verification tools such as VCS, NCVerilog, Questa, etc.

Scripting language experience (e.g., TCL, Python, Perl, Shell etc.).

Experience in hardware security, including logic and IP obfuscation.

Inside this Business Group

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) was formed from the acquisition of Altera. As part of Intel, PSG will create market-leading programmable logic devices that deliver a wider range of capabilities than customers experience today. Combining Alteras industry-leading FPGA technology and customer support with Intels world-class semiconductor manufacturing capabilities will enable customers to create the next generation of electronic systems with unmatched performance and power efficiency. PSG takes pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our group is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why PSG is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

Other Locations

US, OR, Hillsboro; US, TX, Austin; US, CA, Folsom

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/benefits.html

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $63,000.00-$166,000.00

Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.