Software Security Research Intern


We are looking for Researchers and Engineers to join a 6-month internship with the team based in Bristol that is researching the future of security technologies and techniques to make computing device

We are looking for Researchers and Engineers to join a 6-month internship with the team based in Bristol that is researching the future of security technologies and techniques to make computing devices and data more secure for users and enterprises alike.

This internship is an exciting opportunity to participate in world-class research, to experience how industrial research is conducted to deliver customer value, and of course to do it all within the collaborative culture at HP. As a company HP is dedicated to attracting diverse talent from all backgrounds and ethnicity.

The successful candidate would work within a team creating new and innovative technologies for securing endpoint devices and infrastructures from the cloud to the edge. The team is a cross disciplinary team researching security and privacy concepts ranging from supply chain security to advanced cryptographic protocols leveraging trusted hardware and firmware co-design. The specific project will be defined with the student’s interests and skillsets in mind. The successful candidate will work with researchers and technologists in the business units to design, prototype, and demonstrate the feasibility and value of their work.

Join us in our new office in the heart of the bustling Bristol city centre, within walking distance from the old town cafes and restaurants, in the middle of the city’s thriving startup and academic tech ecosystem. We are looking for curious and creative research-minded individuals who enjoy teamwork, have an excellent grounding in computer science and engineering, theory and practice, and are relentlessly excited to have impact and lead with innovation to solve real world challenges.


During the internship you will be given a research project to explore approaches, designs or techniques to achieve outcomes. You will receive supervision, help, advice and direction from members of the Security Lab. You will be expected to learn about new areas associated with the project, to work with the team and also independently as required, and discuss your approaches and results with the team. During the internship you will be expected to write up your work and present the work to the team and the rest of the Security Lab.

Mandatory skills and experience required

  • Studying towards a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral university degree in the relevant topics

  • Knowledge and practical experience in programming (C, C++, Python, C#, Java)

  • Practical experience developing in Linux or Windows

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Keen to learn and able to progress on live projects as part of a team or independently

Advantageous skills and experience

  • DevOps tools (git, CI/CD, Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Trusted computing (Trusted Platform Modules), digital signatures, and public key infrastructures

  • Cryptography and practical experience of cryptography libraries

  • Knowledge of blockchain concepts

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