Intel Launches Virtual 2020 Intern Program

Sandra Rivera, Executive Vice President and Intel Chief People Officer, announces a new approach to Intel’s 2020 Summer Intern Program

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, much of our work at Intel is shifting to a virtual format to limit the spread of the virus. But even though we’re physically distancing ourselves, our teams are finding new and creative ways to work, collaborate, and stay socially connected while apart.  

The newest members of our team, our class of 2020 summer interns, will be experiencing this first-hand with the launch of our Virtual 2020 Intern Program. While we would have loved to welcome them on-site at our campuses across the globe, we’re committed to making sure the new format of the program enables a unique and memorable experience for each one of them.

Our goal is to create an inclusive learning environment, where our interns do meaningful work with real impact, and where they can build virtual communities across the company. We will empower each participant to create close connections with others and have a safe space to work, learn, and share ideas. Our interns will be offered a range of opportunities: from virtual business and technical acumen series, to virtual team happy hours to get to know their colleagues better, to a variety of dynamic online simulations and exercises. We’ll encourage them to expand their knowledge base, challenge themselves personally and professionally, connect with mentors, and engage with Intel executives across our business unit teams.   

At the same time, we know there are some internships where a remote approach just doesn’t work well—in those cases we’ll be deferring the work until it’s safe for our interns to be physically on our campuses. Whether the internship is on-site or virtual, taking place now or later, we encourage all of our interns to embrace this new adventure by asking questions, challenging assumptions, taking informed risks, and following the advice of Robert Noyce, one of our founders:

“Don’t be encumbered by history, just go out and do something wonderful.”

We are excited to provide a new approach to the intern program and look forward to our 2020 interns joining their virtual teams and taking the next steps in their education and careers.   

Welcome to our class of 2020 summer interns. We look forward to supporting your growth and creative contributions and learning from your bright ideas!



Sandra Rivera

About Sandra Rivera

Sandra L. Rivera is executive vice president and chief people officer at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s Human Resources organization and is responsible for driving greater business results through a culture which embraces diversity and inclusion as well as being responsible for the company’s policies and programs related to human resources worldwide. Before assuming her current role, she led the Network Platforms Group which was a global organization of over 3,000 employees that drove the transformation of network infrastructure to Intel-based solutions and enabled breakthrough ways to integrate Intel’s silicon and software portfolio to create greater customer value. The organization was one of the Data Center Group’s fastest growing businesses, enabling Intel to become a market leader for network logic silicon, an annual $20B market segment. Rivera joined Intel in 2000 as a marketing director after the acquisition of Dialogic Corporation. Before joining Intel, Rivera co-founded and served as president of The CTI Authority, and served as president of the computer telephony division at Catalyst Telecom. Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She sits on the Equinix Board of Directors and is a member of the Intel Hispanic Leadership Council.​

12 thoughts on “Intel Launches Virtual 2020 Intern Program

  1. Mtech VLSI design interested in PHYSICAL DESIGN OR something related to VLSI Branch
    I am going to join your company after 1 year, now just send me something to increase my knowledge, IF it’s for intern also then also send me, I just want to increase the knowledge

  2. I’m doing M.Tech in Computer Engineering in Jamia Millia Islamia, University,New Delhi, India

    1. I’m doing computer engineering at University of Ottawa, Canada, 3rd year student. Very interested to have an internship. Please provide me with more information.

  3. I want to do my summer internship with Intel kindly allow me suggest the way how can I apply

    1. Hi Rohit,
      Thanks for your interest. All jobs and internships are posted to Be sure to check it out to find the latest internship offerings.

  4. I’m a pre final year B.E ECE student from The National Institute of engineering.
    I’m interested in the summer internship program.

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