International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Cryptographer Internship
Cryptographer Internship
Dfns is seeking Ph.D. students with a strong research background and an interest in applied cryptography for short-term (10-12 weeks), remote research internships. Areas of research interest include threshold cryptography, secure computation, zero-knowledge proofs, and blockchain security. Research internships will be available year-round, beginning in the summer of 2023 . We encourage applicants with different backgrounds who can offer unique perspectives to apply.
What You'll Do:
  • Pursue fundamental and applied research in collaboration with the research team
  • Work with the engineering team on technical problems that arise
  • Contribute to academic publications and blog posts
  • Contribute to the company's research roadmap

  • Our Ideal Candidate Will:
  • Be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Have an understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of cryptography.
  • Have familiarity with publishing in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.
  • Be passionate and knowledgeable about blockchains/web3 and their underlying technologies.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Contact: Please send your CV to Contact Xianrui Meng ( and Jon Katz ( for more information.
    Last updated: 2023-04-04 posted on 2023-04-03