Information Security Intern

Through our blockchain technology and rapidly growing network of financial institutions, Ripple is improving the global financial system and increasing economic inclusion for more people, in more places around the world.  As part of the Information Security team, you will help us achieve this mission by actively working to protect our staff, company, and the larger crypto communities we engage with.  

We are actively hiring for intern level roles that will give you the opportunity to explore career opportunities within a rapidly growing blockchain leader.  


Ripple is a fast moving organization and we have many areas where we can adapt a project to meet an intern's areas of interest and strength.  You will collaborate across the business with other leaders in Engineering, Product, IT, Legal, and Compliance to ensure Ripple maintains a world class security posture.  We have opportunities across multiple pillars of our Information Security program and we are flexible in developing projects aligned to an intern candidate's specific area of interest.  Our opportunities include projects with duties related to:

  • Building automation to drive operational processes and respond to emergent issues
  • Security control testing
  • Enhancing our governance, risk, and compliance processes
  • Prepare and update incident response plan and playbooks
  • Security assessment and threat modeling related to cloud infrastructure, systems, or services
  • Assessing existing security services to maximize service coverage and effectiveness


  • Currently enrolled or a recent graduate in a Computer Sciences or related discipline, preferably with an Information Security major or significant focus
  • Ability to understand enterprise business computing operations/requirements, and the public cloud
  • Someone with a demonstrated passionate about building a career in Information Security
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skill
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Must have a competitive GPA/demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Must not be actively enrolled with class work during the timeframe of the intern program


  • Coding proficiency
  • Understanding of security principals in public cloud infrastructure (AWS and/or GCP)
  • Working knowledge of container orchestration systems (Kubernetes)
  • General understanding of incident response processes


  • 12 week internship
  • Regionally competitive hourly rate
  • The chance to work in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact
  • Design laptop, software and headphones (on loan)
  • Regionally competitive hourly rate
  • Weekly company meeting - ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
  • Virtual Team Events


Ripple is doing for value what the internet did for information: enabling its instant and seamless flow around the world. We call this the Internet of Value (IoV). Using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, Ripple is dedicated to creating powerful gains in financial efficiency, equity and inclusion. In addition, Ripple is developing and enabling the future use cases that will catalyze the new digital economy for governments, businesses and consumers.

Ripple has offices in San Francisco (HQ), New York, London, Mumbai, Singapore, São Paulo, Toronto, Reykjavík, Washington D.C. and Dubai.

WHAT WE OFFER – The resources and support to be your best at work and beyond:

Do Your Best Work

  • The opportunity to build in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact.  A professional development budget to support other modes of learning.
  • Thrive in an environment where no matter what race, ethnicity, gender, origin, or culture they identify with, every employee is a respected, valued, and empowered part of the team.
  • Ripple is Flexible First: you have the option to work remotely, from our offices, or a combination of the two within the 11 countries we are located around the world.
  • Weekly all-company meeting - business updates and ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
  • We come together for moments that matter which include team off-sites, team bonding activities, happy hours and more!

Take Control of Your Finances

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, and equity
  • Bonus Flexibility Program: Participants in the Corporate Bonus Plan have the option to elect to receive their annual bonus in cash, equity or XRP, or a combination.
  • 100% paid medical and dental and 95% paid vision insurance for employees starting on your first day
  • 401k (with match) 
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee giving match
  • Mobile phone stipend

Take Care of Yourself

  • Twice a quarter R&R days so you can rest and recharge
  • Generous wellness reimbursement and weekly onsite & virtual programming
  • Flexible vacation policy - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies. Family planning benefits.
  • Catered lunches, fully-stocked kitchens with premium snacks/beverages, and plenty of fun events

Benefits listed above are for full-time employees. Interns - please discuss benefits with your recruiter.

Ripple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local law or ordinance.

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