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Intel Validation Engineer - Graduate Intern in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities:

The world is transforming - and so is Intel. Here at Intel, we believe the world needs technology that can enrich the lives of every person on earth. We work every single day to design and manufacture silicon products that empower people's digital lives. Do you love to solve technical challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you enjoy working with cross functional teams to deliver solutions for products that impact customers lives? If so, Come join us to do something wonderful.

Intel's Server IP group is looking for a Validation Engineer - Graduate Intern to contribute in a high-performance IP space. We are designing innovative IP solutions across multiple technologies and unique architectures that fuels Intel's servers, clients, and graphics microprocessors.

As a Graduate Intern your responsibilities may include, but not be limited to:

  • Development of functional validation tests to verify the implementation meets design specification.

  • Execution of test-plans, development of test-bench components (BFMs, checkers, trackers, scoreboards) and functional coverage.

  • Defining, implementing, and deploying verification capabilities, methodologies, and process improvements.

  • Create Mixed signal setup/test-benches to enable spice simulations.

  • Active participation in improvement of tools, flows and methodology for efficient design verification.

Candidate should also possess the following behavioral traits:

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills.

  • Effective team player with continuous learning mindset.

  • Willingness to balance multiple tasks.

  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment and have as much fun and growth as possible in the process.

Applicants for this internship should be able to start between March 2024 and June of 2024 and be available as a full-time intern for 3-6 months. This will be a virtual internship.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must be pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

Must have 3+ months of qualifying course work in:

  • System Verilog concepts and OVM/UVM.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Computer Arch design knowledge.

  • Familiar with RTL design.

  • Object-oriented programming knowledge (C++, System Verilog).

  • Testbench component development (preferably in OVM/UVM), and test debugging skills.

  • Scripting languages such as TCL/Perl/Python.

Requirements listed could be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Inside this Business Group

In the Design Engineering Group (DEG), we take pride in developing the best-in-class SOCs, Cores, and IPs that power Intel’s products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moore’s Law and groundbreaking innovations. DEG is Intel’s engineering group, supplying silicon to business units as well as other engineering teams. As a critical provider of all Intel products, DEG leadership has a responsibility to ensure the delivery of these products in a cost efficient and effective manner.

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, Colorado, New York, Washington, California: $63,000.00-$166,000.00

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

Working Model

This role is available as a fully home-based and generally would require you to attend Intel sites only occasionally based on business need. This role may also be available as 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.