App Development Intern

As a App Development intern, you will work with primarily frontend technologies in building a mobile app to be released in the coming summer. We are looking for passionate interns that not only bring to the table technical skills, but strong communicative, interpersonal, and leadership abilities. This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience with a variety of modern web frameworks while also working for a dedicated organization.

Position OVERVIEW

Number of positions available: 5

Requirements

We are just building the Technology team in our department so depending on experience, you may be put in a leadership role within the organization.

  • Proven working experience in web programming and mobile app development
  • Top-notch programming skills and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS
  • Familiarity with at least one of the following programming languages: React, PHP, ASP.NET, Javascript or Ruby on Rails
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
  • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development
  • Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.
JOB TITLE
App Development Intern
Team
Technology
role type
Virtual Internship (Ongoing)
dEPARTMENT HEAD
Luke Drago
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