Early-in-Career Opportunities

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Kick off your career

Ciena is home to co-ops, interns, and graduates across the globe. Our programs engage early-in-career professionals to work on real projects involving next-generation technologies. 

Co-op & Internship Program

We actively look to support student development at the Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. levels.  We offer 4,8, 12, and 16-month work term cycles with flexiblilty for start and end dates.

The Ciena Graduate Program

We have various opportunities within Research and Development, Engineering, Sales, Services, Supply Chain, Information Technology, Marketing, and Human Resources.

Reaching your career potential

As an experienced leader and professional, Kailem Anderson, VP, Portfolio and Engineering, reflects on his career journey and provides his advice for growth and development.

Student perspectives – Ciena interns share their experiences

Internships and student programs offer early professionals the opportunity to apply their knowledge and gain valuable work experience in an area that interests them. Some of Ciena’s interns share their experiences and what they’ve learned along the way.

Meet our 2022 Graduates and Interns


What our graduates and interns are saying

Ciena has provided me with the ability to do what I love, and that is building relationships and solving our customer’s challenges with our solutions.
Sam Kroll Associate Systems Engineer
​​​​​​​Working at Ciena has given me the opportunity to learn how to professionally work and communicate with different suppliers and has given me insight into best practices when solving problems. Ciena has been a great place to work and I love that I can collaborate with people all over the world!
Andrea Villanueva Associate, Material Management
Beginning my career at Ciena has put me on an accelerated path in the Telecom industry. Our people are committed to training and supporting you all along the way, and help foster a collaborative yet competitive environment.
George Holm III Technical Sales Engineer

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