We provide interns with many opportunities to take part in building the future for Amazon customers. 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 program as an important source for discovering talent.
We empower Amazonian 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. These materials help with things like managing experiences, analyzing 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. These opportunities can range from building innovative technologies in large distributed computing environments to designing consumer products.
These interns help build innovative algorithms that model patterns within data to drive automated decisions at scale for all corners of the company. All are great launching points to develop a deep understanding of the company while also building analytical and problem-solving skills.
The opportunities this internship offers range from exposure to senior leaders, to gaining general business skills that help execute corporate strategies. If you’re not currently enrolled, or currently pursuing a degree, but have relevant experience, search for open roles on Amazon .jobs.
Without the benefit of face-to-face interactions, Amazonian developed virtual events, Chime groups, coffee chats, and other ways to stay connected while working remotely, all with input from interns. Michelle Lead, a LATAM Amazon Web Services (AWS) field marketing intern working from São Paulo, feels a strong sense of unity with her team, and has taken advantage of the virtual executive speaker series and fireside chats with senior leaders at Amazon.
Nitin Dubai Namath, an MBA intern in Barcelona for the Amazon Web Services enterprise insurance sales team. Intern OSHA Brown was first drawn to Amazon after watching a video of Jeff Bezos speaking about Customer Obsession.
Amazon employees use the 14 principles, every day, whether they're discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on the best solution for a customer's problem, or interviewing candidates. For Brown, one of the most rewarding aspects of her internship has been seeing her commitment to Amazon's Leadership Principles support business development.
“I'm working on a project to optimize demand fulfillment in Data Centers, and it's allowed me the opportunity to learn about infrastructure,” she said. Sahel Aurora was also inspired to apply to Amazon because of a particular leadership principle: Insist on the Highest Standards.
Aurora, a student at UC Irvine, is part of the global delivery services operations finance team. To challenge herself to live up to the leadership principle, which drew her to Amazon, Aurora regularly schedules meetings with her manager to gain a fresh perspective on her projects.
“During these meetings, my manager teaches me how to look at data from different angles, identify trends in numbers, challenge assumptions, and determine how to leverage the information to drive meaningful change,” she said. Roles for students are generally posted in late summer or early autumn, so if you don’t see something that’s a fit, check back.
Regarding the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Graduate Research Team at Amazon would like to inform you that the company will still be moving forward with internships this year. Along with the virtual curriculum, the internship will include mentorship with tenured Amazonian, moderated group discussions, opportunities to connect with other interns, weekly fireside chats with senior leaders, and a variety of networking events.
Projects will depend on a student’s area of research and interest, as well as the team to which they are being placed. 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.
In the event that you'd like to consider an internship opportunity for 2021, please click on the “Register Now” button to complete a quick survey! As a new college graduate or intern, you can have multiple opportunities to innovate and solve real-world, complex technical and business problems as you join us on our journey.
We strive to hire the brightest minds from universities around the globe, and have various career opportunities available for undergraduates and advanced degree students with diverse academic backgrounds. The work environment here is fast-paced and continually evolving, and every Amazonian is passionate about ownership and delivering results for the company.
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