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Internship Opportunities with Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Offers Paid Internships in a Variety of Fields


About Cisco Systems, Inc.:

Cisco Systems, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a leading designer, manufacturer, and seller of internet protocol (IP) products that directly relates to the information technology industry worldwide. Cisco creates routers that interconnects public and private IP networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications as well as various security products developed to protect computers.


Cisco Systems, Inc., continually seeks bright, talented students interested in learning about the field and hoping to take their classroom learning to a new level. Cisco’s paid internship program is a great way for the company to meet and interact with a new generation that will be quickly entering the job market.


Cisco Systems, Inc., works hard to offer flexible internship opportunities that often begin throughout the year and in various locations worldwide. Cisco Systems, Inc., locations include Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).


Departments open to interns include:

  • Sales
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Business Operations
  • Marketing

The length of each internship varies from three months during the school summer break to 12 or 18 months immediately after graduation or during your final years of study. Some part-time opportunities are available in some countries.

Cisco Systems, Inc., also offers MBA internships that provide excellent wages based on hours of work. Cisco seeks candidates for internships and jobs who possess the following qualities: effective communication, ability to give and receive constructive criticism, a successful team player, customer – oriented, ability to work under pressure, achievement-oriented, and ability to voice opinions and influence group.


Cisco Systems, Inc., offers a very generous hourly wage that ranges based on position and responsibilities. An internship with Cisco will be only the beginning to developing strong networking connections in the field that may also lead to future full-time employment.

To Apply:

Please include the following information when applying for a Cisco internship:

  • What you would like to do
  • Identify your individual skills and interests
  • Which country or cities you would like to work in (Cisco does not sponsor interns for work visas)
  • The length of internship you’re looking for
  • When you will be available

To learn more about Cisco Systems, Inc. and the variety and value of Cisco internships, check out the blog maintained by Cisco interns themselves.


Cisco Systems, Inc., is a company that focuses heavily on social responsibility and works hard to become involved in improving life for its employees and making positive changes in the environment by participating in social investments that make a difference.

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5 Steps to Improve a Resume:

  1. Organize your information
  2. Highlight your qualifications
  3. Use bullet points to display important information
  4. Include only relevant information and remove any clutter
  5. Make sure your resume is error free

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  1. Address your cover letter to the right person
  2. Capture the reader's attention
  3. Make your cover letter stand out
  4. Make sure your cover letter is error free
  5. Ask for an interview at the end of your letter

By following these 10 steps you will be well on your way to getting yourself noticed by employers in hopes of getting called for an interview. The sole purpose of a resume and cover letter is to land an interview, so the effort it takes to improve your documents is well worth the effort. Be sure to check out Alison Doyle's, About.com's Guide to Job Searching, website to pick up some valuable internship and job search tips.

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