Internship at Online Startup ‘Medium’ in San Francisco (USA)

Deadline: ASAP by January 2014
Open to: engineers, designers and business students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with the legal right to work in the United States
Remuneration: salary sufficient to live in San Francisco, housing, gym membership, plus drinks/snacks and yoga/meditation sessions in the office


Medium is looking for a very special group of students to join them in San Francisco, California, during the summer of 2014. They’re looking for creators who want to build a better place to read and write, specifically engineers, designers and business students who love digging into problems and coming up with solutions.

The best way to learn what the 2014 internship program is like is to read about the 2013 internship program HERE. You will be joining a small, diverse team of uniquely talented designers & engineers at one of the most exciting startups in San Francisco that is on a mission to change the world.

The internships usually start in early June and wrap up in late August. You can expect your internship to last about 10-12 weeks, with flexible start and end dates.

As an intern at Medium you’ll be treated as a regular team member rather than being assigned an intern project. You’ll be paired up with a member of the Medium team who will be your mentor for the summer and you’ll start working on the core parts of Medium right away.

Their goal is for you to be able to point to something — hopefully, lots of things — on Medium at the end of the summer and be able to say: “I made that.” You and your mentor will be focused on building, refining, and shipping something meaningful in your time with us. Last year’s interns shipped contributions to major features including search, tooltips, notes, and activity streams. This year, they are also excited to be hosting interns on the mobile team, to help bring Medium to life on iOS and Android devices.

While at Medium you’ll work with a variety of technologies including node.jsredisDynamoDBgoClosureObjective-C and more. If you’d like to learn more about the technology you’ll be working with, you can check out their open source projects list.

Medium has already hired some of the best engineers and designers in the world and they’d like to hire some more. Several of the 2013 interns received offers to join us and some are already working there! If you’re successful in your internship there’s a real possibility they’ll ask you to come back as a full-time employee once you’ve finished school.


You’ll need to be currently enrolled in an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Ideally you’ll be entering your final year when you leave the internship program, but that’s not a requirement.

You’ll need the permanent legal right to work in the United States (includes TN status). You’ll need to be able to work from our office in downtown San Francisco for the duration of your internship.


Medium offers a salary sufficient to live in San Francisco and save some money for college. They’ll find and pay for housing so you don’t have to stress about that.

They’ll pay for a gym membership across the street from the office to keep you healthy. There are free drinks & snacks in the office and catering several times per week. Most importantly you’ll be surrounded by people who love learning and personal growth and who want to share that with you. They have both yoga and guided meditation sessions weekly in the office, a technical lending library and lots of cutting edge toys to play with.


Applications are currently being accepted. To apply:

  1. Compose an email addressed to with the subject line Internship 2014.
  2. Write a brief description of why you want to work on Medium.
  3. Attach a PDF of your resume & some links to work you’ve done that you want to bring to their attention.
  4. Hit the Send button.

They will respond to your application in January 2014. If for any reason you need a decision before then, be sure to let the organizers know. Submit your questions to

For further details, please see the official website HERE.

One thought on “Internship at Online Startup ‘Medium’ in San Francisco (USA)

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