Vulnerability Research Winternship 2022 - 2023

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Job Description

We don't just fix bugs, we fix software.

Since 2012, Trail of Bits has helped secure some of the world’s most targeted organizations and products. We combine high-end security research with a real-world attacker mentality to reduce risk and fortify code.

About the Winternship Program

Trail of Bits offers unique remote, short-term internship opportunities called "Winternships" (Winter internships). Winterships generally happen over your University's winter break. You get paid (~$2500) to work on a project that excites you and spend time with your friends and family. Unlike other internships, our "Winternship" program is designed for people who are ready to start working on day 1. You will take the skills that you have learned and apply them to a short-term research project. Vulnerability Research WinternshipCTFs are a common recommendation for learning Vulnerability Research, but most contests just last a weekend. Real vulnerability research takes time, and this winter we are excited to offer students paid internships to audit code, find bugs, reverse engineer protocols, or write analysis queries. Our researchers will be here to help by providing interns with suggestions and guidance.

At the end of the internship, you will write about your approach, results, and experience and present it to our team.

Example Projects:

• Audit a library for vulnerabilities

• Perform root cause analysis of a CVE and write an n-day exploit

• Reverse engineer protocol parsing code and make accurate types and structures

• Write CodeQL queries for variant analysis

• Perform differential analysis to find bugs in libraries

• Propose your own project


You must be a student or recently a student

You must have at least 4 weeks of time between December 5, 2022, and January 27, 2023, to dedicate to the project

Dedication to diversity, equity, & inclusionTrail of Bits is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can thrive and be themselves! We welcome all persons into our community. We embrace the diversity of gender, gender identity or expression, race, colour, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical and mental disabilities, medical condition, genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, marital status, family care or medical leave status, military or veteran status, or perceived membership in any of these groups.

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