About VMware, Inc. Internship Programs

VMware develops software used to create and manage virtual machines -- computer functions spread across multiple systems. Companies use its applications to more efficiently integrate and manage server, storage, and networking functions, to lower the cost of operating their IT systems. VMware also provides an extensive range of consulting, technical support, training, and certification services that accounts for just over half of its sales. The company has marketing relationships with top computer hardware vendors, including Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Cisco. Data storage systems maker EMC holds a controlling stake in VMware.

To build on its success, VMware continuously seeks out bold, inventive and extraordinary college students and graduates who are looking to expand their skills and build relationships with the best and brightest in the industry. As an intern at VMware, you will create innovative solutions and solve complex problems. VMware offers a variety of opportunities that will help candidates build their career through meaningful work experiences. The internships cover a wide-range of industries and professions. Some recent internship offerings include:

PhD Intern Opportunities: PhD interns get exposure to wide range of software platform technologies and could find themselves working in Systems, Computer Virtualization, Operating Systems, Cloud Networking and Security, Distributed Systems, Performance Engineering, Front End Engineering, Back End Engineering, User Experience, User Interface, or Quality Engineering. PhD Interns at VMware will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge advanced research projects; actively work and learn alongside industry thought leaders; publish their work in the VMware Technical Journal and external publications; attend nationally recognized academic conferences; contribute to the patent application process; and engage and network with technical experts by attending the PhD Speaker Series. Interns will also work on innovative projects that impact the organization and tie into degree research; engage in one-on-one mentorship; possibly become a Women Connecting Women (WCW) mentee; participate in engineering poster sessions with the opportunity to present to the VMware R&D community; attend networking events; get involved in application-development contests; and apply for the VMware Intern Prodigy (VIP) Campus Ambassador Program.

Office of the CTO Intern: Interns who are highly motivated, possess great coding skills, and take ownership of code (writing all tests, documentation) will work on products to enable customers to build and operate Cloud-Native Apps on vSphere. You will undertake and build advanced product features, tools, and help contribute to our open source code base. You will be working with a team of engineers on a piece of technology already seeing rapid adoption by VMware product groups. You will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the projects, company and industry.

Internal Audit Sr. Manager: As an Internal Audit Sr. Manager, you will be a part of a team delivering an innovative assurance and consulting approach that aligns with the fast paced, dynamic environment of VMware. You will have responsibility for assessing management's testing of the design and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting. In addition you will collaborate with your business partners to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of critical business processes and systems identified in our annual risk assessment and audit plan. Interns are expected to leverage internal audit and risk management skills to help raise awareness of financial and operational risks across these business areas. Interns will need to quickly respond to dynamic business models, applying critical thinking to identify and assess the impact of new risks.

Government Relations and Public Policy Intern: Interns will report directly to the Vice President of Global Government Relations and Public Policy and be an integral part of a team of federal and state lobbyists. Interns will research and provide analysis on policy issues surrounding technology, privacy, cloud infrastructure, and other issues relating to federal and state policy. During the internship, you will attend meetings and hearings on Capitol Hill, attend industry meetings, provide research, and support day-to-day initiatives and long-term strategies of VMware. Interns will also create newsletters, infographics, and other materials for internal and external audiences and monitor and track industry news and related legislative developments using a myriad information sources. The position is located in Washington, D.C., and Reston, Virginia. Interns must commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, full time.

Change Management Analyst:  The intern will be responsible for the design, development, and delivery of training, change management, and adoption activities as assigned. Interns will work on internal projects and initiatives to create and deliver Change Management strategy and deliverables; maintain project plan for team deliverables; work to constantly improve offerings of Adoption, Change Management, and Training teams; become system and process experts in one of the supported applications; and build strong relationships with business and IT counterparts to drive user adoption and deliver effective business solutions.

MTS - Kernal Engineering: As a Member of Technical Staff - Kernel Engineering, an intern will be responsible for developing, testing and debugging VMware's core Virtualization and Cloud Platform products. The right candidate will be responsible for ESXi operating system and core virtualization infrastructure. They will work with various kernel teams to design and deliver new functionality, mainly targeted for virtualization workloads. In addition, as a member of VMware's Software Defined Data Center organization, an intern will directly contribute to the creation of the next generation of Storage, Networking, and Server Virtualization solutions. They will help deliver high quality, well-architected system software products and solutions based on a fully integrated enterprise-class virtualization platform. Their responsibilities will include design, implementation, testing, and debugging of systems software.

Distributed Systems Engineering Intern: As a Member of Technical Staff - Distributed Systems Engineering, an intern will be responsible for building and testing cutting edge distributed systems for performance, scalability and adaptability to today's fast changing enterprise IT market. As a member of VMware's Software Defined Data Center or Cloud Services organizations, they will directly contribute to the creation of the next generation of Storage, Networking, Virtualization and Cloud Platform products. They will accelerate the delivery and to improve the quality of well-architected system software solutions based on a fully integrated enterprise-class virtualization platform. Their responsibilities will include design, implementation, testing, and debugging of systems software.


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VMware, Inc. Internship Programs

  • Vmware, Inc.
  • 3401 Hillview Ave
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 1 (650) 427-1000


  • Number of Interns: Varies
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: Varies
  • Academic Level: College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students, Business School Students
  • Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy


  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Washington, DC