News Engineering Intern, Summer 2023

Washington, DC
Dec 02, 2022
Dec 30, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring engineering and data science interns for our various engineering teams. We're looking for collaborative students who would like to work closely with our product, design and other engineering teams to learn how to build the next generation of software at The Post. Washington Post engineering is more than 500 engineers, product managers, designers and data scientists working to support The Post's newsroom, finance, and product teams.

  • You have a desire to contribute to The Post through technology.
  • You are passionate to learn about process, culture, documentation and communication while also learning about complex engineering challenges.
  • You are excited about learning new technologies and applying them.

  • Enhance The Post's ability to pursue ambitious journalism and digital storytelling by implementing features through regular communication with a partner in the engineering department.
  • Keep yourself up to date with current technology and best practices by pursuing opportunities to learn and experiment with new tools.
  • Maintain the team's high standards for quality and reusability by receiving code reviews and collaborating with colleagues on solutions.
  • Foster effective team collaboration and communication by improving and documenting internal tools, processes and guidelines.

  • Familiarity with working on a software project, either as a school project or independently.
  • Familiarity with some of the languages and frameworks in our stack. Our front-end engineers use modern JavaScript like React and NextJS. Our back-end engineers tend to use Node and Python. Our data scientists tend to work in Python with the occasional bit of analysis in R. All of us use Amazon Web Services.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • A willingness to learn new tools, approaches and systems.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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