PhD Internship Opportunities

Job Locations US-NC-Chapel Hill
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At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in. We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors and lighting. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms.

And our history runs deep – we have been a staple in the Silicon Valley, California for the past 29 years and are continually anticipating key technology trends and are developing innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges in the semiconductor industry.

As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real life impact.


Rambus is currently seeking interns to join and work with our world-class team.  These internships are for students who are either entering or currently entered in PhD programs, and interested in pursuing engineering careers in the following fields at our North Carolina Design Center at Chapel Hill.

  • Analog and Mixed Signal Circuit Design
  • I/O Circuit Design and Signal Integrity Analysis
  • Digital Design and Physical Implementation
  • Silicon Test and Characterization

Ideal candidates will have specialized knowledge of these areas and hands-on experience with industry standard tools for simulation and modeling – demonstrated as part of a class design project or related lab-work.  Internships are typically structured around defined objectives and will vary depending on technology and business needs.  These internships frequently result in direct contribution to high-visibility projects, publication of peer-reviewed articles, and permanent employment after graduation.


Rambus offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program and gym membership.

Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may let us know in the application.


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