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The best tech internships you should apply for right now

If you haven’t secured an internship yet, don't worry! These ones are still open—and they’re awesome.

Fall has begun, which means that it is already time to apply for summer internships! Internships can be a good way to get real-life work experience while you are in university or are going through a career change but since these internships are extremely competitive, keep in mind that having a great cover letter, resume, and, in some cases, a letter of recommendation, is very important.

Whether you’re looking for a step up into a full-time position or wondering if you picked the right major, gaining hands-on experience can only help. Take a look at these still-open summer 2018 spots—and our tips on how to ace the internship once you land it.

1.Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD), Google

This is perfect for you if you’re a rising senior from an underrepresented background – and you’re passionate about working in the tech industry.

You are put on teams across Human Resources, gTech, Sales and Marketing. The type of roles varies, from working on a long-term project independently to tackling day-to-day tasks. As an added perk, you’ll be considered for full-time roles after completing the program!

2. Summer Software Engineering Intern, Slack

You’ll work alongside engineers at this company. Interns can work in one of the following areas: backend, frontend, mobile (Android), mobile (iOS), desktop, infrastructure, service engineering, data, automation QA, manual QA, and security. 

This is open if you’re pursuing a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in computer science or engineering.

3. Winter Co-op, Salesforce

Ready to jump in early? Snag a full-time winter co-op position, which is similar to an internship. Salesforce prides itself as being one of World’s Most Innovative Companies, according to Forbes, and one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to work.

To apply for this position, you must be at least a sophomore, and be proficient in Java, HMTL, and other web technologies.

4. Summer Technology Intern, Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has 10- to 12-week full-time summer tech internships. Interns are placed across these teams: Corporate Business Technology, Data and Analytics, Software Engineering, Research and Development, and Supply Chain Technology.

This position runs from June 3 to August 16. You should definitely be interested in pursuing a career in technology!

5. IT Systems Engineer Intern, Major League Baseball

In this opportunity, you’ll create tools and support people across MLB Advanced Media.  You’ll be working alongside the Software Infrastructure team.

A degree in computer science is needed for this position, though – so this is best for a recent graduate!

  • Julia Métraux

    Julia Métraux is a journalist whose work has appeared in Narratively, The Tempest, BUST, and Briarpatch Magazine.