About Opera

Opera is one of the world’s leading browser providers and is influential in the field of integrated, AI-driven digital content discovery and recommendation platforms. Our products have more than 350 million monthly users across a portfolio of mobile apps and computer software. We are a company of more than 500 people, headquartered in Oslo, with major offices in Poland, Sweden, and China as well as a presence in 15 additional countries.

We trace our history back to 1996 when we introduced the first version of our “Opera”-branded browser. Since then, we have been a pioneer in redefining the web browsing experience. While our history spans more than 20 years, we are in many ways a new company. In 2018, we completed our initial public offering on Nasdaq. We have big ambitions for the future and are always up to something new. At Opera, there is never a dull moment!

Context and role

As an intern of the Opera Security Team, you will be involved in our daily tasks and will have the opportunity to try multiple activities that fit your personal profile and skills. Our security internship program, which started in 2014, has given many a successful career start in security in Opera and other companies.


  • Communicate with Opera user’s community (e.g. responding to questions about products)
  • Participate in threat modeling, auditing and risk analysis tasks
  • Participate in privacy assessment of Opera products, services and IT systems
  • Participate in a company-wide compliance projects
  • Assess our products and services from consumer's security values and perspective
  • Help to improve our security procedures and documentation


  • Strong passion for internet technology, privacy and security
  • Knowledge of basic information security principles, tools and techniques
  • Familiarity with GDPR is a strong plus
  • Knowledge of *nix operating systems is always a plus
  • Good knowledge of at least one modern programming language is a plus
  • Ability to research and work independently on selected tasks, and to be enthusiastic and proactive
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken