Make a difference from day one
From day one, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly with key stakeholders across the company to develop the products our partners use every day. You’ll own a project and collaborate with members of the Flatiron community to bring it to life. At the end of your internship, you’ll present the project to the entire company. During your time at Flatiron, you can expect to feel a part of our community and leave with a deep understanding of our business, culture and values.Learn more about our values
Learn quickly, grow continuously
You’ll be mentored by industry leaders, have regular career conversations and have the opportunity to participate in one of our many intra-company reading groups on topics ranging from front-end technologies to system design and site-reliability engineering. We also offer training courses on presentation skills, the science behind giving and receiving feedback, email etiquette and much more.Read more about our culture
Connect and collaborate
Company-wide hackathons, lunch with our founders and knowledge infusions are just a few of the ways we come together to learn and get to know each other. You can help shape our culture by joining our Engineering Culture Club, writing for our engineering blog, presenting at engineering all-hands meetings and much more. Interns also have the opportunity to participate in unique events and outings around New York City, like paint nights, museum tours, sporting events and bowling at Chelsea Piers.Kickstart your career
Ben Khakshoor, Security 2017 Intern, 2019 & 2020 Intern Manager
What project did you take on during your internship?
We are continuously adding layers of security to keep our systems safe and secure. During my internship, I created a tool to automate blocking nefarious IP addresses from our infrastructure to support our defense-in-depth approach.
When you first began your internship, what surprised you most?
I was pleasantly surprised by how much freedom I was given. In previous experiences, I was told exactly what to work on and how to do it without being given the opportunity to provide any thoughts. At Flatiron, my manager and I discussed interesting problems that our team was facing and together we determined the project I would work on and the approach I would take. I felt a sense of ownership, from design all the way through to implementation.
I was also surprised by how so many people across the engineering organization cared about my experience. Over the course of the summer, I had numerous conversations with my manager and senior leadership to figure out the right path for me. I felt like my colleagues were invested in me, which is why I decided to come back to Flatiron full time after graduation.
What is one piece of advice you wish you had when you began your internship?
Keep calm and don’t stress too much. This is a place to learn — enjoy the experience!
Is there any advice you have for interviewing?
It is totally fine to admit if you don’t know something — we don’t expect you to know everything! Being humble about what you don’t know is a great quality, it shows your willingness to learn.