We in the Career Center (STEM Employer Relationship Manager Annie Shealy in particular) have been working with connections at Amazon Web Services (AWS) regarding a new internship program (Future Leaders Internship Program) they are launching. In our conversations, AWS has communicated their interest in our CSE and IIT students.
Specifically, they are looking for students with familiarity in Java, C++, C and experience with QA, testing, helpdesk, IT support or technician or quality assurance type work. One of the challenges is that this posting will officially close on May 31st, but the priority application deadline is March 31st.
AWS has shared the following information with us and I thought it may be relevant to you and your students.
About AWS and the internship program: "Change the world at an atomic level – transform the future through cloud technology."
At Amazon Web Services (AWS) we are inventing the future of cloud computing with a team of builders who try new things and dream big dreams. Our web services provide a platform for IT infrastructure in-the-cloud that is used by hundreds of thousands of developers and businesses around the world. Ten years ago, we couldn’t have imagined how far we would come. Now we’re inventing for the next ten years and beyond. But it is still Day 1 for us, and we are looking for curious people to be part of our diverse teams of thinkers, testers, and doers.
The Future Leaders Internship Program focuses on the next generation of talent for AWS. Geared toward undergraduate and master’s degree students (non-MBA), the internship program will bring together a diverse group of self-starters interested in transforming the way the world uses technology. As an intern, you’ll get invaluable experience working with those on the front line of helping customers succeed using AWS technologies, linking technology with measurable business value for organizations ranging from start-ups to enterprise customers. The Technical Intern job description can be found on the Amazon site here or in Handshake under “Technical Apprentice Intern” here.
Help your student prepare with the below helpful links…
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does the interview process look like?
Candidates contacted for interviews will be required to conduct one 60 minute virtual video interview with two members of the AWS team.
When Does the internship program start?
The program will have two start dates – June 3rd and June 17th. Candidates receiving an offer can rank order their preference, though preferred date will not be guaranteed.
How long is the program?
The program will last 10-12 weeks, depending start date.
What will my summer experience look like?
You will be a part of a unique community where you'll partake in focused learning curriculum, networking and social events, and immersion into Amazon culture.
Learn more about Student Programs:
So, what is AWS? Helpful Articles + Video Shorts:
- https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/04/27/what-amazon-web-services-is--and-h... (video)
- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/22/amazon-could-be-worth-more-than-2-trilli... (article)
- https://www.expeditedssl.com/aws-in-plain-english (overview of products)
- https://aws.amazon.com/products/ (overview of products + short video on landing page)
About the AWS CEO: Andy Jassy on how he snagged his dream job – https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/07/amazon-web-services-ceo-andy-jasse...
Getting a job at AWS (an Amazon Company):
The position is posted in Handshake, and we plan to emphasize it in our marketing to students as well.