Software Engineer Intern

BuzzFeed, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis

The social news and entertainment company.

BuzzFeed is the world’s leading independent digital media and tech company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally and spreads Joy and Truth across the internet. 
Our portfolio of brands are household names that people rely on to inform and entertain, including: BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, Tasty, Nifty, Bring Me, Cocoa Butter, Pero Like, Worth It, and Unsolved to name a few!  These properties and their Creators reach over 134M people a month through articles, lists, videos, animations, quizzes, podcasts, original series, newsletters and more.

The Role

Our 2021 summer internship program is now taking applicants. We offer a 12 week session starting in June, designed for the next generation of software engineers eager to gain experience building real world software and products. You will help us build new products, new features for existing products, web apps, dashboards and internal tools for all BuzzFeeders. You will work closely with other teams within Tech including Product, Design, and Data Science to deliver products and content that help connect people all over the world!

Things are going to be a little different this year. Due to the pandemic, the internship will be entirely remote. We have adjusted our program to meet this change and are confident it will be a great experience for our interns.

Meet previous years’ interns and read about their experiences here!

About You:

  • You have a real love of technology and the web.
  • You want to build cool things.
  • You’re proactive with solving problems.
  • You’ve already mastered a couple of languages and can show us some problems you’ve solved in those spaces.
  • You are a student in a college/university degree program at the time of the internship program or student/recent grad from a coding bootcamp or training program

During your internship you will be exposed to BuzzFeed’s Tech Stack

Note that we’re not expecting you to know all about all of the technologies below before you start your internship. Instead we just want to give you a taste of what you could be learning in your time here.

  • Python, Go, Node.js
  • Frontend: JavaScript (React, Redux), Sass
  • AWS, GCP
  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Source Control (Git, Github)
  • Databases (MySQL, Redis, Cassandra, BigQuery, ElasticSearch)
  • Infrastructure Tools (Docker, ECS, Terraform)
  • Messaging systems (NSQ)
  • Monitoring / Instrumentation (Nagios, DataDog, Sentry)
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Ad Server - DFP for Publishers

NOTE:  Non students and new grads may be considered.  But, you would be titled as a Fellow and not an Intern.  The experience for both Fellows and Interns will be similar.

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (https://www.buzzfeed.com/about/jobs), including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.

Life at BuzzFeed:

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions 
  • You’ll be paid fairly, inline with tech industry standards
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth via work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning Team, Employee Resource Groups, and more

BuzzFeed is the world’s leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally. The company aims to spread truth and joy across the internet by producing articles, lists, quizzes, videos, original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world’s largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News; strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Marketing; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios. 

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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