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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Bank of America Global Technology Freshman Summer Analyst

“Global Technology & Operations (GT&O) provides end-to-end technology and fulfillment to individual consumers, small businesses, middle-market businesses and large corporations. Globally, GT&O manages the critical systems and multiple platforms needed to maintain the enterprise’s market-leading positions in key segments, including deposits, payment products, consumer lending, wealth management, small business and middle-market lending, treasury services, investment banking, and sales and trading.”
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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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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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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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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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Outreachy

“Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program. Outreachy’s goal is to support people from groups underrepresented in tech. We help newcomers to free software and open source make their first contributions. Interns work with experienced mentors from open source communities. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration, graphical design, or data science. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.”
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Palantir Path Internship

“Palantir Path is a program geared at students just starting out in their computer science careers, who have limited or no industry experience, and are ready to begin applying what they’ve learned to the real world. It is a paid 10- to 12-week summer internship in either New York or Washington DC.”
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UberSTAR Program

“Our internship program is perfect for university students looking for valuable real-world experience within the confines of an environment that fosters mentorship and feedback. The UberSTAR internship is a 12-week summer program for freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Engineering, Math and related majors. Teams hiring include Software Engineering, Freight, Strategic Finance, and Sales.
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Additional special programs (may only be preview program of 2 days) open to first and second-year students are listed below:

Coding it Forward Digital Fellowship

“The Civic Digital Fellowship and Civic Innovation Corps are paid, 10-week summer fellowships for early-career technologists. Fellows work across software engineering, data, design, and product management to deliver policy, improve systems, and strengthen products on behalf of the American people. The Civic Digital Fellowship places technologists in the federal government, while the Civic Innovation Corps places in state and local governments. They are open to first-year and sophomores as well as upperclassmen.”
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IBM Accelerate Summer Program

“The core foundation of the IBM Accelerate summer program is to help high-potential undergraduate students build their skills, grow their network, and inspire confidence in their abilities as they prepare for internships and full-time employment. The program helps boost employability by identifying and equipping students with the skills and readiness they need to make an impact on day one in their future jobs. The program runs for eight weeks in the summer and offers a live, virtual learning experience to participants from across the United States.”
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Jane Street First-Year Trading & Technology Program (FTTP)

“Over the course of a few days, a select group of first-year undergraduates will learn more about Jane Street’s innovative trading and technology models through a series of classes and a team-based mock trading simulation game.”
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Jane Street Immersion Program (JSIP)

“The Jane Street Immersion Program (JSIP) is a multi-week summer program that takes place in New York City. JSIP is intended for undergraduate students between their first and second years who are passionate about computer science and have also experienced barriers to opportunity within the field. JSIP Fellows will learn and develop their programming skills in a collaborative, fast-paced environment to help prepare them for a career in software engineering.”
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