Silicon and Platform Validation Engineer Intern

at Intel in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Come intern for one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world. The Programmable Solutions Group summer internship program is an immersive experience for students looking to build their technical skill and learn about Intel.

About the Programmable Solutions Group:

PSG is responsible for Intel’s programmable logic devices and forms part of Intel’s Data Platform’s Group.

The successful incumbent for this role will perform the following responsibilities but not limited to:

+ Create, define, and develop system validation plans and test suites for DRAM memory interfaces validation and IO subsystem and PCIe sub subsystem validation on Intel FPGA product lines.

+ Develop test methodologies, execute validation plans, debug root cause of failures.

The position requires an understanding of multiple system areas and requires interfaces with Architecture, Design, and Pre-silicon Validation teams in triaging and root causing failures and improving validation coverage.

Position duration: 6 months to 1 year.


Minimum qualifications are required to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences. This is an entry level position, and it will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications

+ The candidate must be pursuing a Master’s or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field.

+ 6+ months experience in or equivalent coursework in the following areas: RTL Design or Verilog, or VHDL.

+ ASIC Design/ or Circuit design or CMOS circuit design or VLSI design.

+ Computer Architecture.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Signal integrity and Power integrity fundamentals.

+ Experience FPGA Architecture.

+ Scripting Python or TCL.

Inside this Business Group

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) was formed from the acquisition of Altera. As part of Intel, PSG will create market-leading programmable logic devices that deliver a wider range of capabilities than customers experience today. Combining Altera’s industry-leading FPGA technology and customer support with Intel’s world-class semiconductor manufacturing capabilities will enable customers to create the next generation of electronic systems with unmatched performance and power efficiency. PSG takes pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our group is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why PSG is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

Other Locations

US, Santa Clara

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here:

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $63,000.00-$166,000.00

*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.

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Job Posting: JC241359893

Posted On: Jun 03, 2023

Updated On: Aug 12, 2023

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