Intern - FHE research

Zama is hiring!


Zama's mission is to safeguard privacy by making the internet encrypted end-to-end.

Zama is building a suite of products for securing AI applications in the cloud and on the blockchain. Developers and data scientists can build FHE-friendly applications using our technology without having to know cryptography.

Zama was founded by Pascal Paillier, a pioneer in FHE, and Rand Hindi, a serial privacy entrepreneur.

If you would like to learn more about Fully Homomorphic Encryption, you can read our 6-min introduction:

Job Description

We are looking for a second-year masters student (last year). The internship will take place within one of Zama's research teams which are responsible for discovering new cryptographic techniques to compute on encrypted data, among other topics. Their researchers are also working with the engineers to implement research results in the products.

The goal of this internship will be to understand homomorphic encryption, improve the existing techniques and implement the results on tfhe-rs. In particular, for the latter, your will write high performance code in Rust or improve the existing Rust code to make it faster (SIMD, parallelization).

We believe this experience will train the candidate both on the research and the implementation side, since s/he will work with a team of cryptographers and will implement their results in an open source library used by the community.

Preferred Experience

He/she/they should have:

  • is/are a second-year masters student/s (last year)
  • has/have a solid background in cryptography, possibly with some knowledge in FHE and machine learning;
  • has/have some development experience, possibly with a background in Rust;
  • is/are passionate about privacy, open source and willing to learn;
  • has/have a problem-solving attitude;
  • has/have good communication skills.

Recruitment Process

Our process is described in detail here:

Zama values and promotes diversity. We give everyone a fair chance to be evaluated on their mix of professional, academic, and personal skills. Our aim is to make the hiring process as pleasant, stress-free, and friendly as possible, even if the process is longer and more involved than you might find elsewhere.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Internship
  • Location: Paris
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Possible full remote