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Splunkterns

Jumpstart your career with an internship at Splunk

Build your skills working on rewarding projects. Network with mentors and leaders and get an experience you’ll never forget.

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[splunktern]

noun

1. A person who interns at Splunk and becomes an integral part of our team and unique culture. We empower Splunkterns with mentoring and real work challenges, ensuring they make meaningful contributions. They network, attend events and get Splunk swag. 

Synonyms: happiness, joy, delight, Splunk

Program overview

Find out what Splunkternships are all about  

Work on real projects and grow your career

In addition to hands-on experience, we offer unique opportunities — including Tech Talks with senior leadership, robust development resources, mentorship, social events and more.

Enjoy the experience

We’re committed to creating a fun environment through a series of virtual and in-person events. We believe an enjoyable atmosphere fosters creativity, collaboration and a sense of belonging.

Give back

All interns can make a difference with dedicated volunteer hours plus the opportunity to identify a specific, relevant social issue and use Splunk products to promote change for good.

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Help build a more resilient digital world 

Our global interns play a vital role in fulfilling Splunk’s purpose. No matter where they’re located, Splunktern work impacts their team — and our entire organization. 

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What qualifications do I need?

Interns must be actively pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. degree in a related field, with a strong academic record and at least one semester or quarter remaining to complete.

Which locations offer internships?

We hire interns across the globe — in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Czechia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Australia.

A map showing Splunk locations.

When do we hire?

The U.S. and Canada host 12-16 week interns year round, in winter, summer and fall. 
APAC hosts 3-, 6- or 12-month interns year round. EMEA hosts 3-,6- or 12-month placements starting in summer.
Opportunities are posted at the start of each season. We encourage you to check back often for available opportunities.

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Let’s connect at a recruiting event

Join us at one (or more!) of our upcoming virtual, Splunk-hosted recruitment events. Our events are open to students from across the globe and are typically hosted from early fall to early spring.

 Splunkterns spotlight

My Splunktern experience has been an inspiring journey of growth and learning, filled with invaluable mentorship and networking opportunities. I truly felt a sense of belonging through my experience working on exciting projects with diverse teams.

Shuyang (Jason) Ji Software Engineer Intern
Splunk Software Engineer Intern Shuyang (Jason) Ji

Being a Splunktern has enabled me to meet a lot of experienced professionals and learn from their career journey. I love the sense of togetherness and support here.

Melody Egwuchukwu Sales Engineer Intern
Splunk Sales Engineer Intern Melody Egwuchukwu

An award-winning internship program

Campus Forward Award winner

For the second year in a row, Splunk has been selected as a 2024 winner for our unwavering commitment to seeking out and hiring early career talent, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, along with our investments in nurturing and retaining the next generation of talent. See the award here

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Yello and WayUp’s Top 100 Internship Program

Wayup + Yello selected Splunk as one of their Top 100 Internship Programs for 2023. This was based on our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, compensation to interns, company culture, engagement and more.

Learn more about life at Splunk

Get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work at Splunk with firsthand insights from Splunkers. 

FAQ 

First, candidates apply to an open internship. Next, the recruiter and hiring manager review applicant qualifications and decide which candidates will move to an interview round. Finally, selected candidates move through the interview process and the recruiter extends an offer to the final candidate.

The recruiter will share more about what to expect when you are invited to an interview, because the process varies by position. For example, engineering roles typically consist of a behavioral interview and a technical interview (such as a coding assessment) while other roles may include behavioral interviews and a writing assessment.

Projects will vary based on the role, team and an individual Splunktern’s skills and interests. Our interns gain real-world, hands-on experience by working on different go-to-market products which directly support our customers. We do not differentiate intern projects from our wider Splunker projects — you have a seat at the table from your very first day.

We have opportunities available across all of our organizations. Check out our careers page to learn more about the different career paths you can embark on as a Splunker.

Splunk’s hiring decisions are based on skills and qualifications. Here are other top things you can do to improve your chances, according to University Recruiters at Splunk:

  • Network! Attend a recruiting event, make connections on LinkedIn or reach out to an alum from your school who is currently a Splunker.
  • Be well-rounded. Your grades are important (and your coursework takes priority) but make sure you also get involved in clubs and organizations, or pick up side projects that reflect your interests.
  • Most importantly, keep in mind that you need to find balance. Make sure whatever you sign up for is meaningful and impactful. For example, don’t just sign up for a club and not attend the meetings. Make sure you’re actively involved. 

Our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategy is built on three key pillars: growing a diverse workforce, nurturing our culture of belonging in the workplace and driving positive change in the marketplace for Splunkers, customers and partners. Click here to learn more.

Yes! Please check out Splunk-hosted events here and register to attend any that spark your interest. We kick-off our recruitment events in the fall and wrap up early spring. 

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Your future starts here

Search open positions and find your place at Splunk.

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Splunk’s Hiring Practices

We value diversity, equity and inclusion at Splunk and are an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. Click here to review the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Know Your Rights notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. If you need assistance or an accommodation to apply or during the hiring process, please let us know by completing our Accommodation Request form.
 
Splunk also has policies in place to protect the personal information candidates disclose to us as part of the application process. Please click here to review Splunk’s Career Site Privacy Policy.

Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk’s U.S. Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Splunk is committed to the health and safety of our employees and customers. We comply with local, state/territory and federal regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the countries in which we operate. Splunk provides reasonable medical, religious or other legally required accommodations for eligible employees.

Splunk is also committed to providing access to all individuals who are seeking information from our website. Any individual using assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) who experiences difficulty accessing information on any part of Splunk’s website should send comments to accessiblecareers@splunk.com. Please include the nature of the accessibility problem and your e-mail or contact address. If the accessibility problem involves a particular page, the message should include the URL of that page.

Splunk doesn't accept unsolicited agency resumes and won't pay fees to any third-party agency or firm that doesn't have a signed agreement with Splunk.