An electrical design company that creates computational software. It's customers are innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to broads to systems for the most dynamic market applications including consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, aerospace, industrial, and health.



Looks For

Cadence looks for innovative, collaborative individuals who embody their culture of passion, boldness, and creativity. People come to Cadence to do meaningful work with a global impact. They never stop learning, never stop exploring, and never stop pushing the limits of what's possible.

History of


Cadence Design Systems, Inc is an electronic design automation (EDA) software and engineering services company that was founded in 1998 as the result of the merger of SDA Systems and ECAD. For years, it had been the largest company in the EDA industry producing software for designing chips and circuit boards. They are headquartered in San Jose, California and operate in 21 countries with 26 global R&D centers.


Internship Programs

Cadence Internship Program

Cadence offers a variety of opportunities for current students across all solutions and services throughout Cadence. Whether you are an intern or full-time employee, you will immediately work on real projects alongside industry experts. They empower you as a future leader to collaborate with our global teams, develop ideas, and then run with them. With an internship at Cadence, you’ll have opportunities to monthly social and networking events, industry speaker series, mentorship, executive leadership roundtables.

Types of Internships:

  • Engineering
  • IT/IS
  • Legal/Public Policy
  • Product

What it's like to Work at


Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Data / Analytics
Research & Development
Office Locations
San Francisco, CA
Austin, TX
Seattle, WA
Pittsburgh, PA
Los Angeles, CA
Columbia, SC
Raleigh, NC
New York, NYC
Salt Lake City, UT
Milwaukee, WI
Denver, CO

Internship Info

Number of interns (2022)
Preferred education level
Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors
  • Monthly Social Events
  • Monthly Networking Events
  • Industry Speaker Series
  • Mentorship
  • Executive Leadership Roundtables


Interview Process

Most applicants interviewed between April and May (both tech and non-tech roles). 

1. Phone Interview

The first step of the interview process is an initial phone screen to quickly go over your background and interests to see if you're a good fit.

2. In-Person Interview

The next step of the interview process is a more in-depth interview. Questions will consist of a mix of behavioral and technical to better assess your qualifications and fit.