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Whether you’re graduating with an undergraduate degree, Masters degree, MBA or PhD, Amazon teams have positions available globally. While we have internships throughout the year, the majority of our technical internships take place in the summer and last between 12 to 16 weeks. Internships are a great way to immerse yourself in Amazon’s culture to see if we’re a good fit for you and your career goals.
Amazon interns play an important role in building the future for our customers. The possibilities you’ll explore and the impact you’ll have are driven by your ideas and initiative. You will chart your own path and own your development, career, and future. In other words, your experience and trajectory at Amazon is in your hands.
To help us identify future Amazonians, we visit many campuses throughout the year. If you do not see us at your campus, you can apply for our open roles anytime and check in with us on our Twitch.tv channel. Our teams recruit at different times of the year, and hiring timelines can vary by Amazon team, location, and role type.
Life as an Amazon intern
Amazon interns work on a variety of projects that accelerate their career growth and delight Amazon customers. Our interns have been involved in projects like writing customer-facing content on the Echo devices, launching Prime pricing, creating real-time feedback systems for our hourly employees, identifying and implementing ways to improve our fulfilment process, and building new features on amazon.com. Intern projects can range from working on products for customers to creating behind the scenes unreleased features, and span roles in software development, retail, product management, and finance.
During the duration of an internship, interns own their projects from start to finish, most of which will wrap up towards the end of their internship. At that time, Amazon teams provide feedback on the intern’s overall performance, deliverables, and skills as they relate to the role, project expectations, and Amazon’s Leadership Principles.
We provide interns with many opportunities to take part in building the future for Amazon customers. Inventing can be messy — we know that there is much we can do better, and we find tremendous energy in the many opportunities that lie ahead. Because of this, we provide every intern with both a mentor and a manager who will work to enable their success and help facilitate their career growth. These partners will provide guidance on projects, give feedback on key deliverables, and work to remove barriers. Some of our most senior leaders started as interns, and we use this programme as an important source for discovering talent.
We empower Amazonians to take full ownership over their work, which is why we provide a variety of self-service resources to help teams meet their goals and learn from one another. During an internship, look out for formal classroom trainings and self-service offerings. These materials help with things like managing experiences, analysing data, problem solving, writing narrative documents, and working backwards from the customer to the end goal. In addition to projects, interns are provided with many opportunities to develop personal and professional networks by taking part in social events, diving into workshops, joining an Amazon affinity group, and taking advantage of all that Amazon has to offer.
Types of internships
Technical and Engineering: For students pursuing a technical degree, Amazon offers several types of internships. These opportunities can range from building innovative technologies in large distributed computing environments to designing consumer products.
Research: PhD and Master’s interns contribute to solving a diverse set of technical problems across large scale platforms using machine learning, large data sets, and cloud computing. These interns help build innovative algorithms that model patterns within data to drive automated decisions at scale for all corners of the company.
Examples of Technical, Engineering, and Research internships we hire for most frequently include:
- Software development
- Hardware development
- Applied science
- Product development
- Data science
- Research science
Business: These undergraduate and graduate internships have full ownership of a high-profile project partnering with key business groups and clients. All are great launching points to develop a deep understanding of the company while also building analytical and problem-solving skills.
A typical business internship consists of a strategic project that is data intensive, analytical, centred on a real business issue, and is representative of a full-time role. Interns will have full ownership of a high-profile project where they will partner with key business groups and clients. The opportunities this internship offers range from exposure to senior leaders, to gaining general business skills that help execute corporate strategies.
Examples of Business internships we hire for most frequently include:
- Accounting and finance
- Operations management
- Sales and marketing
- Product management
- Program management
- Retail/Consumer leadership
This is not a complete list. To review the specific opportunities available, please see the open roles below and review the job description and requirements. If you’re not currently enrolled, or currently pursuing a degree, but have relevant experience, search for open roles on amazon.jobs.
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