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Startup Program Internship

Cloudflare, Austin, TX

Help us build a better Internet


About Us
 
At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.
 
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

About the role

We are looking for a self-directed and self-motivated intern who can communicate with effectiveness and empathy, whether with an audience of developers, startup founders, or investors. Candidates should have experience working at an early stage startup, founding a startup, or experience working with developers, startup founders or a university entrepreneurship program.

About the project

The #BuiltForThis Challenge is a startup pitch contest with prizes: a cash prize for the top winner, marketing lift for finalists, and Cloudflare credits for all semifinalists. The work includes coordinating a promotion campaign to drive applicants, working with startup founders, internal and external judges (other Cloudflare teams and venture capitalists), the Cloudflare TV production team, and others. 

About the department

Cloudflare’s Developer Relations team is embedded within the Marketing team to improve the developer awareness and adoption of Cloudflare’s products and developer platform. The Dev Relations team helps developers in the community solve real technical problems and shine a spotlight on their work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and produce the Cloudflare Startup Challenge
  • Coordinate internal and external judges in the selection process for semifinalists and finalists
  • Promote the Startup Challenge across partner channels and external publications
  • Write copy and content for a developer audience that is relevant and engaging
  • Use metrics to track success of the project and regularly report on progress or areas of opportunity

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Excellent verbal communication, public speaking skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate across multiple departments
  • Entrepreneurial experience / strong founder empathy / walked a mile in founder shoes
  • Technical writing experience, programming experience, or conversational fluency in areas of technology behind Cloudflare’s features for developers
  • Problem-solving and project management skills. Experience executing strategic and operational initiatives.
  • Self-directed and self-motivated; excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Ability to commit to a 12 week internship.

 

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.

1.1.1.1: We released 1.1.1.1 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected] or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

About Cloudflare

About us

Cloudflare is the simplest way to make websites faster, safer and smarter. Millions of websites have signed up for our service, including large enterprises, major consumer destinations, and government agencies. With offices in San Francisco and London, Cloudflare operates a highly-available global network that has security measures built into every layer and regularly clocks in lightning-fast speeds.

We're on a mission to build a better web - and we need smart, talented people to join our team. Our team works on the forefront of leading technologies including nginx, Go and Lua programming languages. We're a strong supporter of the open source community and regularly share our technology learnings at https://blog.cloudflare.com.

Want to learn more about Cloudflare? Visit Cloudflare's website.