We host a summer internship every year, and 2024 will be no exception. We'll begin recruiting for the summer internship starting in March 2024. However, you're welcome to submit your CV and motivation right now – we'll keep them on file! If you're interested, we'll also add you to our mailing list for updates on the summer internship. In the meantime, feel free to explore all the information about the summer internship.
What is the summer internship?
It is an excellent addition to your bachelor's degree and even better preparation for your master's program
The summer internship is a six-week program that will start on the 1st of July and end on the 9th of August. It aims to provide you with hands-on experience which will prepare you for working in the real world. During this internship, you will gain exposure to what it's like working in a real software company and learn skills that are not typically covered in your academic studies. It will be an excellent addition to your bachelor's degree and even better preparation for your master's program!
While the primary focus of this summer internship is on expanding your programming skills, the most critical aspect is that you will be able to apply what you learn immediately. You will gain experience working within an existing application and learn what it means to work in an agile environment.
Read our blog for more insights into our company culture!
What will you be doing during the summer internship?
The summer internship is divided into two parts:
- Getting to know our company, development stack, and work processes
- Developing a feature
Part 1: Getting to know our company, development stack, and work processes
We want to ensure you get off to a great start, so we will begin with a series of basic courses to introduce you to our company and work processes. Additionally, you will have several one-on-one interviews with employees to discuss their roles within the organization, which gives you the opportunity to ask any question you may have.
You will also receive a crash course on our development stack, ensuring everyone starts on the same foundational level. To accomplish this, we use Code Academy, and you will complete the following courses:
- Learn TypeScript
- Learn SQL
- Learn PHP
Part 2: Developing a feature
We have an exciting project in store for you that we’re keeping under wraps for now, but trust us, it's going to be amazing! With your fellow summer Internshippers and supervisor, you will devise a solution, implement it, test it, and deliver it for our clients to enjoy.
During the implementation phase, you will frequently engage in pair and mob programming, providing you with opportunities to learn from your peers' approaches. By the end of this project, you'll have gained valuable knowledge about our development stack, the code review process, test-driven development, continuous integration, continuous deployment, dev ops, and more!
What happens after the summer internship?
If you enjoy your time with us (and we enjoy having you!), staying on after the summer internship ends is possible. We'll evaluate this during the final week of the program. If the outcome is positive, we'll offer you a contract that allows you to work with us alongside your studies, even during your vacations. We'll reduce your workload if you need to work fewer hours due to exams or projects. Conversely, if you have more time, you're welcome to work more - there is always something to do! We'll collaborate on your schedule and plans together.
Read more about our part-time position.
Enthusiastic ex-Summer Interns
This internship was a great addition to my study! My knowledge about programming has grown massively! It was really cool to make features that are actually used by real people.Dennis, Back-End Software Engineer, Summer Internship 2019
Collaborating closely with a senior software engineer was incredibly beneficial in terms of my learning and professional growth. Having their support made it easier for me to ask questions and seek help whenever I needed it! I felt genuinely appreciated and valued their help in advancing my skills and knowledge.Noud, Back-End Software Engineer, Summer Internship 2020
University tends to be rather theoretical. Something like how a development process works remains abstract on paper. Now, I was hands-on and got to experience firsthand how decisions are made, both on a macro and micro level. Understanding how quality assurance works was an eye-opener.Lucian, Back-End Software Engineer, Summer Internship 2023
Do you want to get a feel of what it's like to be a summer intern at our company? Read the interview with Lucian or the interview with Dennis. Dennis also wrote a blog about his experience as a part-timer!
Q: What development stack do you use?
A: We use the following development stack:
- Front-end: React + TypeScript, Storybook for UI testing
- Back-end: Node.JS, TypeScript + PHP
- MariaDB (MySQL) and Dynamo DB databases
- Jenkins for CI/CD
- Linux/WSL + Windows
Q: What will be expected of me?
A: Above all, we expect you to be open and inquisitive! This means asking a lot of questions and being open to receiving help. Don't be afraid to make mistakes - that's when you learn the most! You don't have to, but you're welcome to immerse yourself in our development stack.
Q: When is the summer internship?
A: The summer internship runs from July 1, 2024, to August 9, 2024, lasting six weeks.
Q: Who will be my coach?
A: Your dedicated coach will be Nils, our front-end engineer specializing in implementation. He also has experience as a back-end software engineer, making him an ideal mentor! Nils will guide you through the courses, show you around our company, and code with you. He'll also advise you on your action plan and review your code. He is your go-to person!
Q: Will I work at the office?
A: Yes, that is our preference for several reasons. Working face-to-face allows us to get to know each other better, which makes helping and learning easier. However, if you can't come to the office for a day or prefer to work from home occasionally, that's always possible by arrangement. We have a hybrid working infrastructure!
Q: Will I be part of a team?
A: Absolutely! You and another talented software engineer will form a team during the six weeks. Nils will be with you and possibly another colleague.
Q: What will the working hours be?
A: We're flexible! You can choose your own start time if you arrive by 9:30 am, which is a reasonable time, right?
Q: What language do you use for communication at your company?
A: We are an international, young company. Our communication language is English. Still, sometimes it happens that we fall back to our mother tongue. It’s a force of habit, sorry!
Q: Will I receive payment during the summer internship?
A: Yes, you will receive fair compensation. We will discuss this during your visit.
Q: What about lunch and coffee?
A: At our office, lunch, and coffee are essential; we provide both. Our famous lunches consist of boiled eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, avocados, and various spreads. We offer many vegan and vegetarian options and take food allergies into account when ordering groceries from Odin, an online organic supermarket. Once a month, we have a kibbling lunch, and in the summer, we occasionally fire up the BBQ.
Our coffee machine is also quite famous. It offers espressos, cappuccinos, and regular coffee using freshly roasted coffee beans delivered weekly by Miss Morrison. Not a coffee drinker? Not a problem. We have a wide selection of teas, juices, and sodas. During our weekly Friday afternoon drinks, we serve a variety of specialty beers (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
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