Dropbox Launch Internship - Summer 2017

Team Description 

Our engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.
Creating elegant products begins with lots of prototyping and iteration to explore the problem space. We care deeply about collaboration and feedback during the iterative development process. It culminates in careful attention to edge cases and error handling, polished code, and great tests to ensure that we ship a reliable product that never compromises data integrity or security. Every Dropbox software release reaches hundreds of millions of people, and the user-to-engineer and petabyte-to-engineer ratio are very high here. 


Role Description

Ever wonder how to get technical experience when even internships require experience?
The Dropbox Launch Program is a technical internship geared towards students who are looking for their first internship and a kick-start to their professional career - no prior experience required!  Dropbox Launch is open to students of all backgrounds, and we particularly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups in technology.  
Dropbox Launch aims to provide participants with a 12 week immersive experience at our San Francisco Headquarters.  Each Launch intern is paired with a dedicated mentor committed to guiding their learning and development throughout the summer. Our goal is to provide participants with an incredible and practical learning opportunity (not to mention the huge variety of social events that help interns meet friends, colleagues, and networks for life!) and help students apply university teachings to industry engineering. And if that wasn’t enough, Dropbox Launch interns receive a learning budget to further their accomplishments over the summer.


As a Dropbox Launch intern, there are many different types of roles and teams that you can have an impact on. However, all Launch interns will take part in the following:
  • Project: Complete a technical project over the course of 12 weeks and have the chance to present your project and learnings with peers and senior Dropboxers.
  • Learning & Development: Dropbox is invested in Launch interns overall success and provides them with the opportunity to attend in office talks, workshops & panels with industry leaders. Launch interns will also receive a learning budget to further their education outside of their internship.
  • Mentorship: Receive 1:1 mentorship from Dropbox engineers who will oversee your progress and development. Launch interns additionally have the opportunity to be paired with another mentor from our Employee Resource Groups such as Pridebox, Latin-X, Women@, Asians@ and Black Dropboxers! 
  • Community: From playing bubble soccer and taking cooking classes, to giving back through Dropbox for Good, our interns are able to build lasting relationships with a diverse group of Dropboxers and other interns during their summer in San Francisco. 


  • Students currently enrolled in a 4 year Bachelor’s program.
  • Students pursuing a computer science (or similar) degree.
  • Candidates must be 18 years or older by commencement of internship program (May 2017).
  • Available to work in San Francisco for 12 weeks over the summer. 
  • No previous software engineering internship experience.
  • Programming experience in Python (or other object-oriented programming languages).
  • Please note that candidates who require a J-1 visa must also be eligible for an alternative visa at the time they graduate and are ready to assume full-time employment. Alternative visa options are limited to TN visas (Canadian and Mexican citizens), E-3 visas (Australian citizens), or H-1B1 visas (Singaporean and Chilean citizens). An H-1B is not a viable visa alternative for consideration in this role. If you are not eligible for any of the alternative visas listed for full-time roles, we will not be able to consider you for this internship. 
Below please include a personal email address rather than a school email address so that Dropbox may communicate effectively with you.

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