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About Palo Alto Research Center

Incorporated in 2002 as an independent research business, the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corp. It was founded in 1970, and since then has conducted innovative research in both the physical and social sciences. Well-known PARC inventions include ethernet, laser printing and ubiquitous computing.

PARC interns have the opportunity to work with researchers in the physical, computer, biological and social sciences and business development; pursue independent projects; engage in different stages of the research or business development pipeline; participate in lab meetings, presentations, poster sessions and special programs; and receive authorship on publications and/or patents.


PARC is looking for exceptional graduate research and undergraduate students in anthropology, biology, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, mathematics, physics, sociology and others. Graduate applicants typically hold bachelor’s degrees in one of the above fields and are enrolled in an advanced degree program by the time the internship begins. MBA applicants should be enrolled in a two-year MBA program and demonstrate interest in technology entrepreneurship, commercialization or research activity.

Palo Alto Research Center

Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Los Angeles, CA