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Security Engineer Internship - ANZ

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We’re looking for the next generation of Canvanauts!

Our Canva internship is a 12-week remote friendly program that runs from the first week of December to the last week of February. There will also be an opportunity to meet your team in person at our flagship campus in Sydney to experience all the magic of Canva in real life. So your summer time is sorted.

As an Intern, you'll have the opportunity to work on real-life projects from start to finish. Along with this, we'll pair you with a Host and assign you a Buddy who will ensure your success every step of the intern journey. Think of them as your own personal intern tour guides.

You’ll be part of a welcoming and inclusive Early Talent community of peers that take pride in Canva’s culture of being good humans and empowering each other to achieve our big goals.


Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney, Australia. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. If you call New Zealand home, we have our Auckland co-working space too.

But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

About Security Engineers

At Canva, we’re all constantly striving towards our Crazy Big Goals! As the features and services of our product suite evolve, we’re setting some large and ambitious goals. We need to be able to ship robust and secure features without sacrificing speed and scale of delivery, which is where our Security Engineers come in.

Incoming interns will work and learn alongside an experienced group of blue-team Security Engineers in a fast-moving cloud-first technology environment. They will be exposed to a wide range of functions within the diverse Security group and gain experience in both operations and engineering capacities and work towards making Canva more secure.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Collaborating with your assigned team to design, develop, test and maintain your intern project
  • Developing your craft with some of the most talented engineers
  • Interacting with a wide variety of stakeholders from both inside and outside your team
  • Learning tools, libraries and services that support Canva engineers in building secure software.
  • Identifying security controls in Canva’s compute, platform engineering, and cloud infrastructure disciplines.
  • Learning new and emerging security technologies that make it easier to reliably maintain platform and infrastructure security.
  • Discovery and triage of vulnerabilities across Canva’s threat landscape.

You're probably a match if

  • You are currently enrolled and completing your studies between 2025 and mid-2026.
  • You are based in Australia or New Zealand and have working rights. Please note, Canva will not be able to sponsor visas and relocate for Early Talent roles.
  • Proficient with one or more modern program languages (Golang, Python or Java preferred).
  • You have an interest and passion for cyber security.
  • Ability to work with a range of Canvanauts from different backgrounds, with different expertise, and with different professional and personal needs.
  • You are able to commit to the 12-week, full-time summer program from early December 2024 to late February 2025.

We are welcoming applications for Application Security Engineer (AppSec) Internship till 21st of April 2024, only. Following this advertisement closure date, successful applicants will be reached out to directly to proceed to the next step of our Canva Early Talent hiring process.

Here at Canva, we endeavour to respond to every applicant regardless of the outcome, should you not be successful, we will respond to your application within 5 working days after the job closure date.


About the team

The Security Group is responsible for protecting Canva systems and data from information security threats. Our teams work together, and with other groups, to deliver preventive and detective controls and processes that reduce security risk.

The group runs programs across Identity and Access Management, Application Security, Risk Management, and Threat Detection and Response domains.

But don't just take our word for it, check out what Intern - Yolanda Li has to say about Interning at Canva -

"Put your hand up to every opportunity that comes your way. Even if you feel like you’re not ready for them at all."

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a real-life and impactful project from start to finish
  • Mentorship from experienced Canvanauts
  • Budget for Intern run social events throughout the program
  • Flexible working schedule with access to office a campus or co-working hub if you live nearby
  • A campus week in Sydney where you'll get to meet your team in person and experience the Canva magic

Check out lifeatcanva.com for more info.

Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that for Early Talent roles at Canva, we require full Australian or New Zealand working rights.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.

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