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I am a first year math PhD student with work experience and an MS in math. Do you have any advice regarding internships involved with cryptography and other mathematics other than the NSA? Thanks.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by D.W., Gilles, Maarten Bodewes, mikeazo Sep 28 '13 at 19:21

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While I certainly would be interested in the answer of this question I do not think it's ontopic for this site. – orlp Sep 28 '13 at 5:10 – pg1989 Sep 28 '13 at 7:50
Look to the big tech companies for internship opportunities in crypto. Microsoft and IBM in particular have very impressive cryptography research labs. [Craig Gentry is employed by IBM currently.] – pg1989 Sep 28 '13 at 7:51
There are lots of smaller companies that need cryptography experts as well. For applied crypto/security, companies like Matasano are what you're looking for. Companies like Voltage Security sell specialized encryption software for business use, and employ real cryptographers. Make sure the company you're looking at sells real encryption software based on proven results. There's a lot of snake-oil encryption out there, and working for a company that sells it would most likely frustrate you greatly. – pg1989 Sep 28 '13 at 8:00
This site is really about the theory and practice of cryptography. This sort of question really doesn't fit the topic matter we are interested in. – mikeazo Sep 28 '13 at 19:21