Red Hat Internships

At Red Hat, we hire creative, passionate students who are ready to work and learn within an innovative and dynamic company. We have an open and collaborative culture that’s based on meritocracy – letting the best ideas win.

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.

Meet Red Hat interns


Where there’s a will there’s a way: Honors graduate and blind programmer Vojtěch Polásek joins the Red Hat Security Compliance team.

Vojta Polásek graduated with honors at Masaryk University Brno, receiving the Dean’s award for his Bachelor and Diploma theses. His diploma thesis was nominated by his faculty to prestigious Czech and Slovak IT SPY competition evaluating IT diploma theses and was among the 8 best finalists. Recently, Vojta joined Red Hat and kick-started his career in the Security Compliance team. While Vojta’s record is impressive for any young engineer, it’s made all the more remarkable by the fact that he was born visually impaired and lost his sight entirely during his teenage years.

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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