Trend Micro Launches New Intern Program, Offers Cyber Security Scholarships, Performance Incentives

Jul 18, 2013, 08:17 ET from Trend Micro Incorporated

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in security software and solutions, announced a new global internship program today. Inspired by CEO Eva Chen, the initiative will offer a behind the scenes look at a global pioneer in security and privacy technology. These interns – known as, "TrendTerns" – will also have the opportunity to earn academic scholarships and other performance incentives while gaining real-world experience.

"Our team is excited by the potential to gain fresh, new insights from our interns," said Paula Hosking, Trend Micro's human resources shared services director. "Their passion and curiosity will be contagious, which is why we have chosen to reward their input and diverse approach to cyber security. This internship program is an incredible opportunity for Trend Micro to help influence and cultivate our next generation of talent and potential leadership."

The global program encompasses six to eight weeks during the summer with opportunities to return to Trend Micro for shorter winter breaks during the academic year. They will learn about product development of security and privacy solutions, as well as the latest developments cyber threats. The interns will also be active in social media – blogging, tweeting and posting on Facebook as they chronicle their day through the hashtag "#trendterns."

In recent years, Chen has emphasized the importance of the intern program by encouraging employees to invite family members to participate. Within the company, interns pursue various fields, including marketing, research and development, technology systems, information systems, sales and finance. The variety of work provides interns with several fast-paced projects to help them expand professional skills, while experiencing a competitive and technology-focused environment.

"Working with Trend Micro has afforded me the opportunity to gain business insight that are not accessible in the classroom," said Boston Hedrick, a Trend Micro finance intern. "Through this opportunity, I have contributed to projects that actually support the company's objectives. Best of all, I have not been relegated to running errands or meaningless busy work. Here, I have the pleasure of seeing my hard work make a positive impact."

The overall intern experience will be documented throughout the summer in a blog series entitled "TM INTERNally." To follow the summer interns and learn about daily life at Trend Micro, please visit, or find them through Trend Micro's Facebook and Twitter pages under the search term #trendterns.

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Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the globe.  For more information, visit

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