Technology Internships for First Years and Sophomores

Interested in gaining experience in the tech industry? Check out these programs designed for first and second-year students. Please note this is not an exhaustive list and there are other tech internships that might be open to underclassmen, even if they don’t explicitly target this population.

Amazon Propel Program

“Amazon Propel Program (APP) offers hands-on software development experience to students who have an interest in software development. You will spend 12 weeks at Amazon, with the first two weeks in a hands-on SDE boot camp. You will spend the next 10 weeks working on technical projects with the support of a manager and mentor. In addition to working on an impactful project, you will have the opportunity to engage with Amazonians for professional development, expand your network, and participate in activities (e.g., team building, social, educational, etc.) with other interns throughout your internship.”
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Explore Microsoft Internship

“Explore Microsoft is a twelve-week summer internship program specifically designed for students in their first or second year of a bachelor’s degree program and provides the opportunity to experience the main phases of the product development cycle: Design, Build and Quality. This program is designed to encourage your interest in in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline.

The Explore Internship is intended for students who are beginning their academic studies and would like to learn more about careers in software development through a learning program. Interns will gain group project experience working alongside other Explore Interns. Your on-the-job learning will be enhanced with mentoring, community building and networking opportunities.”
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Meta University

“Meta University is a hands-on, immersive internship program that enables students from underrepresented communities to get to know Facebook’s people, products and services. In just eight weeks, the program gives interns across roles in engineering, analytics, product design, operations, and sales and advertising the opportunity to make a real impact and help redefine how the world connects.”
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Google STEP

“STEP (Student Training in Engineering Program) is a twelve-week internship for first and second-year undergraduate students with a passion for computer science. The internship program has a focus of providing development opportunities to students from groups historically underrepresented in tech, through technical training and professional development.”
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Google Summer of Code

“Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on introducing students to open source software development. Students work on a 10-week programming project with an open source organization during their break from a post-secondary academic program. Students contact the mentor organizations they want to work with and write up a project proposal for the summer. If accepted, students spend a few weeks integrating with their organizations prior to the start of coding. Students then have 10 weeks to code, meeting the deadlines agreed upon with their mentors.”
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Duolingo Thrive Program

“The Duolingo Thrive Program is an immersive 8-week summer internship program that provides second-year students from communities underrepresented in tech the opportunity to develop their technical skills and experience what it’s like to work at Duolingo.”

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Twitter Academy

“Twitter Academy is a paid twelve-week summer internship program designed for historically underrepresented second-year computer science students (Black, Hispanic/Latinx and/or Indigenous People) interested in gaining hands-on and real-life experience in the tech industry.”
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