Intern, Detection and Response Security Engineer (Summer 2021) - Location Flexible

San Francisco, CA; Remote - US

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Role Description

The Dropbox internship program is a top-notch learning experience for engineering students from all backgrounds. You are paired with a dedicated mentor who is committed to your success throughout your 12-week internship. You can expect to have ownership of your project, collaborate with full-time engineers, and receive consistent and effective feedback. Our goal is to create a robust and impactful learning experience. Additionally you will connect with fellow interns, establish mentors, collaborate with other Dropboxers, and build the foundation of a strong professional network. We will work to accommodate your school end and start dates but this internship has a minimum of a twelve (12) week duration over the summer.


As a security engineering intern on our detection and response team (DART), you may be responsible for creating new methods of detecting compromise in our corporate and production environments, or improving the capabilities of our incident response tools.    Projects may include:
  • Security control implementation
  • Active defense capabilities
  • Network traffic inspection
  • Memory capture and analysis
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Digital forensics, or improving log management and analysis capabilities


  • Currently pursuing a BS (or higher, e.g., MS) in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent technical experience
  • Sincere interest in Security / security tooling and scripting
  • You are a team player who is considerate of others
  • coursework related to security certifications (eg. OSCP, CISSP, CEH), open source tool development, network traffic analysis, malware analysis, or security architecture is a plus!

Benefits and Perks

Job tags: Architecture CEH CISSP Forensics Incident response Malware Open Source OSCP
Job region(s): North America Remote/Anywhere