Contrast Security offers a robust summer internship program for rising seniors in undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Math or a related Engineering discipline. Our summer program provides an insider’s view into the engineering lifecycle and the processes used to build Contrast Security’s products and platform. Historically, the program has offered a Silicon Valley like-experience from the 4th floor of the historic Brown’s Wharf in Fells Point. The intern class of 2020 successfully completed a fully remote program virtually over zoom. Even without the tactile experience of being in the office, the interns had hands-on, real life exposure to working at an exciting startup.
Check out this blog to learn more about our successful remote internship:
Our 2021 program is slated to be an in-office experience, knowing there is the possibility that it will become virtual. In the event we return to the office prior to the summer, our interns will feel at home working side by side with a highly collaborative group of engineering professionals. Lunch is provided daily, as are snacks and drinks. The summer is filled with additional social programming experiences as well. You will get the chance to experience the fast pace of startup life. Each month of the program, interns will be paired with a mentor from the engineering team. Over the course of the summer, interns will have (3) mentors guiding the entire experience. Our mentorship program runs regardless of the program running in-office or virtual.
Our internship program has been highly successful over our 6+ year history, with members of each class earning the opportunity to join the team in a full-time capacity upon graduation. This upcoming summer we will have 4 to 5 spots for our engineering internship program.
We use our internship program to jumpstart product initiatives and innovations. Core members of the engineering team partner with the internship team to collaborate on the development of a new product offering to an initial MVP (minimum viable product). The project then transitions to a new or existing team of developers that will take the MVP to market.
Each day is an exercise in learning agile development. Interns are brought into our SCRUM methodology, participating in all our agile ceremonies. The team works together to go through customer needs and design at the beginning of the intern sessions. The work is then broken down into a series of 2-weeks sprints. The team participates in sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint close-out, retrospectives and twice weekly backlog grooming.
See Our Github Page About Internships at Contrast: https://contrast-security-oss.github.io/join-the-team/interns.html
Dates: Our internship runs from the first week of June through mid-August. Any student available in May is encouraged to start the program early. Due to the shortness of the program, we will not be able to accommodate any extended vacations.
About Contrast Security
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If you’re looking for a challenge and want to enjoy where you work, you’ll love Contrast Security.
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