Snapchat have recently contacted us to provide our outstanding Computer Science students with an opportunity to compete for one of their highly sought-after and super competitive Internship Placements (which could lead to full-time employment once you graduate!).
What’s Involved in the Snapchat Internship?
The Snapchat Internship runs over the American Summer (May – August) and American Winter (January – March). If successful in winning one of the 30-40 intern positions (filled by talented students from around the world), you’ll be placed into a small team with a mentor and assigned meaningful, front-line projects which could result in your contribution being rolled out as a Snapchat feature.
In terms of technical requirements, the bar is set VERY high for interns, as you’ll be working with professional designers and developers but if successful, you can be assured of participating in an experience that will significantly expand the depth and breadth of your knowledge and skills.
For some extra insight into the sorts of opportunities that are available, have a look here at an example of a Software Engineer Internship Job Description with Snapchat.
What Snapchat is Looking For?
- Someone who is genuinely interested in Snapchat!
- High-achieving 3rd and 4th Year Computer Science Students.
- Candidates who have more of a generalist mentality.
- Someone with full stack experience who can be utilized on any team.
- Some of the technologies we seek: Java, Python, BigQuery, Redis, RabbitMQ, Elastic Search, Hadoop, Kafka, ZooKeeper, Google Datastore, to name a few.
- Domestic and International students are welcome to apply.
How Do I Apply?
Forward your CV and a copy of your current academic record (which shows your GPA) to CECS Student Services by COB Thursday 14th April 2016.
*Note: If you’d like some help updating your CV so it’s professional and competitive, please contact the ANU Careers Centre for assistance.
CECS Student Services will forward your CV to Snapchat’s Lead University Recruiter for review.
If successful in progressing to the next round, you will be invited to participated in a timed, language-agnostic online coding challenge. Based on your performance, you'll move on to the first round of technical interviews, which is done via Google Hangout. For intern candidates, the final round is an additional 45-minute google hangout interview.