Red Hat Internships

At Red Hat Research, we hire creative, passionate students who are ready to work and learn in an innovative open source company.  

Freedom and courage are two of our core values, which is why you need to be comfortable taking risks and exploring the unknown. Yet being a Red Hatter isn’t just about boldness; it’s also about demonstrating your commitment and being held accountable.

Why choose Red Hat as a student?

Red Hat offers you a unique opportunity to gain real-life work experience. Students are part of regular teams, helping develop Red Hat projects and products, such as Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, Middleware, Ansible® OpenShift®, and much more. We offer both technical and non-technical roles that provide great flexibility in the following areas:

  • Software Engineering
  • Quality Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Technical Writing
  • IT
  • UX Design
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

The Red Hat Early Talent program helps students accelerate their career growth through internal training, exposure to Red Hat executives, and connections with mentors and colleagues throughout the organization.

How to apply?

Our university internships and graduate programs are open to students across the globe.

More details and information on how to apply can be found on Red Hat’s job page.

A day in the life of a Red Hat Intern


Intern Spotlight: Jake Correnti, Red Hat Research Boston

At Red Hat Research, we hire creative, passionate students ready to work and learn with a global leader in open source solutions. Our interns bring fresh ideas and new connections to challenging problems in the open source community, unlocking their own potential...

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Intern Spotlight: Maria Shevchuk, Red Hat Research Boston

This blog post spotlights Maria Shevchuk, a senior pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a BA in Computer Science dual degree at Boston University.  Maria has worked with Red Hat through student-funded opportunities associated with the Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University and directly as a Red Hat intern.  She spoke with us about her research with the Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University, how she has leveraged her time at Red Hat to pursue her passions in healthcare and technology, making the most of an internship, and her take on the hot dog sandwich debate.

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”Red Hat has taught me what it meant to be open source.  At Red Hat we contribute more than just business objectives — even as an intern I felt like I was able to contribute to open source projects and a common knowledge base”

Kevin Postlethwait

”My favorite part of the Red Hat internship is the network of people I get to work and collaborate with. I get hands-on experience with new technologies and the opportunity to increase my technical skills. But more importantly, with the weekly tech talks, conferences like DevConf, the networking events, and the one on ones, I get a pretty incredible support system of mentors and peers guiding me through.”

Shruthi Raghuraman

“I felt welcome since the first day at Red Hat. Even as an intern I am able to present my ideas and opinions to project leaders or managers. The chance to take part in worldwide projects and connect with people around the globe is one of the benefits of Red Hat. Friendly environment encourages me to never be afraid to ask for advice. My team believes in me and provides me the space to grow and take more challenges.”

Barbora Babicová