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Research Intern

internships | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Internship in IoT and Mobile Devices

M.S. or Ph.D. student intern skilled in one or more of: IoT sensors and actuators, Bluetooth technologies (Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy), location services, and online payment systems.

About the Job

The Cyber Physical Systems Security area is looking for an enthusiastic and talented intern with skills in IoT systems, Bluetooth technologies, payment systems, and systems security. The ideal candidate will have experience with Raspberry Pi computers, the Linux operating system, smart phone development (iOS and Android), and the JavaScript language.


The candidate will design and implement proof-of-concept technologies that combine smart phones and networking with IoT devices, location services, or payment systems, using a secure architecture.

Familiarity / Experience with one or more of the following topics is highly desirable:

  • IoT sensors and sensor platforms (such as Arduino or DIY)
  • location services: iBeacon, Bluetooth Mesh, wireless sensors and indoor location technologies
  • smart phone app development
  • payment processing systems (app and server side), such as PayPal, Apple Pay, etc.
  • wireless networking (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and/or NFC)
  • Development in multiple languages and libraries, including some of these: JavaScript, Node.js, Swift, Objective-C, Java, and Node.js
  • IoT Security


The candidate should have a bachelor's or masters' degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field.


(intern benefits include 401K, Relocation and Holidays)

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or  belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources.