Internships

Unlike other internships that have you running around getting coffee or drowning in projects you simply gain no advantage in being a part of. We at Centaur, give each of our internships opportunities to do what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to real work all while picking up new skills with our seasoned employees. Here your work is not only meaningful but it is work that will actually be used, which means, your internship work will make a difference in our end designs. That is why we seek the best of the best.

What does it take to be a Centaur Intern?   

  • For starters, you are an Electrical or Computer Engineering Major.
  • You dream of working in an environment where everyone is an engineer and writes code.
  • You are interested in applying your classroom knowledge towards real world problems.
  • You’d love to pick up some tricks of the trade from more experienced engineers to gain a competitive advantage both before and after graduating.
  • You are a highly motivated self-starter who is articulate.
  • You consider yourself proficient in C/C++ and assembly language. Bonus points for Python/Ruby/Perl skills, x86 programming, experience with writing device drivers, kernel and software debuggers, logic analyzers/oscilloscopes, or Verilog/SystemVerilog skills. And, more bonus points if you have a good understanding of PC architecture (memory, I/O, interrupts, devices).
  • You are interested in all aspects of computer design, not just Verilog.

What will Centaur’s Interns be doing while working on our Design Verification team?

  • You will work with our team that designs x86 processor test suites utilizing x86 assembly, C/C++ and Ruby/Perl/Python to validate new x86 processors.
  • You might perform debug of test failures and work closely with our talented engineering staff to resolve design details or problems.
  • You might work on performance estimation of pre-silicon CPU models and validation of models against post-silicon performance.
  • You will help enable us to produce fully-functional first silicon x86 microprocessor designs.

If you currently attend the University of Texas, we will be on campus interviewing for our summer internships. Please apply through your university’s on-campus interview process.
Otherwise, apply here.

Common Internship Questions and Answers

Is there a deadline for internship applications?

There is no hard deadline, but we generally make all of our decisions for the following summer in the Fall.  We generally interview candidates in October and get all of our offers out before Thanksgiving.

How long are the internship programs, and when do they run?

We let you pick your start and end date, but we would like you to be here for as much of the summer as you can.  Most of our interns start the week or so after school gets out and stay until the week before classes start.  We’re pretty flexible!

Are any internships unpaid?

All internships are paid. We do not consider applicants who want towork for free.

What kind of students do you look for?
  • For starters, you are an Electrical or Computer Engineering Major.
  • You dream of working in an environment where everyone is an engineer and writes code.
  • You are interested in applying your classroom knowledge towards real world problems.
  • You’d love to pick up some tricks of the trade from more experienced engineers to gain a competitive advantage both before and after graduating.
  • You are a highly motivated self-starter who is articulate.
  • You consider yourself proficient in C/C++ and assembly language. Bonus points for Python/Ruby/Perl skills, x86 programming, experience with writing device drivers, kernel and software debuggers, logic analyzers/oscilloscopes, or Verilog/SystemVerilog skills.  And, more bonus points if you have a good understanding of PC architecture (memory, I/O, interrupts, devices).
  • You are interested in all aspects of computer design, not just Verilog.
What kind of projects will I work on?

As a Centaur intern, you will work on a technical project that we will actually use, and it will make a direct impact.  It will be real technical work!

I still have questions. May I talk with someone?

Due to the volume of interest and applications, we aren’t able to conduct informational interviews. If you have a question that is not answered here, please send an email to recruiter@centtech.com . Please note that this email is not for submitting application materials.

Scholarships

Criteria:

  • Electrical or Computer Engineering major at UT Austin
  • 2nd or 3rd year student
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Interested in microprocessor or semiconductor industry
  • Interest in and availability for a summer internship
  • Scholarship will be paid following completion of the summer internship
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

To Apply:

Step 1: Please complete your Engineering Scholarship Application and the Scholarship Essays for the Centaur Technology, Inc Scholarship by September 20th, 2019 at: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/undergraduate/scholarships/current

Step 2: Submit your resume to Centaur through ECAC beginning at 10am, September 18th through 11:59pm, September 22nd. If you are selected by Centaur for an interview, you will be contacted to select an interview time for our visit to campus on October 8th. http://www.engr.utexas.edu/student-life/career-services