It’s that time of year again. The sun is out, college finals are wrapping up, and students everywhere are hunting for the chance to get relevant work experience to kick start their careers.
This year, Faithlife is welcoming 14 development interns and two to three content innovation interns. Interns began arriving last Monday, and the last one will join us on June 22. Since they’re coming from 10 different schools from seven states, most of them will start their internships at different times.
So what schools did our interns come from this year? Take a look:
- Princeton University
- LeTourneau University
- Lipscomb University
- Texas A & M University
- Yale University
- California Polytechnic State University
- University of Arizona
- Arizona State University
- Eastern Washington University
- University of Washington
Not your average internship
At Faithlife, we treat our interns like employees. They join our company to work on real projects that customers really use. The goal of the internship program is to help shape highly capable people into valuable employees—that’s why every intern is paired with an experienced mentor who can work with what they know and help them grow.
When interns enjoy their experience and prove to be a good fit, Faithlife keeps them! About 75% of our development department started here as interns. Just over two years ago, I was an intern here as well.
The intern hackathon
Recently, Faithlife hosted an employee hackathon that brought you the Faithlife Keyboard (among other projects we’ve yet to reveal). Part of our internship program includes an intern hackathon—giving interns the opportunity to pursue their own ideas, experience the power of ownership, and build new relationships. Mentors will join in the fun as well, helping interns learn how to champion their ideas and transform them into products.
The complete Bellingham experience
When you move across the country for an internship, your intern experience doesn’t end when you step outside the doors of Faithlife. There are a lot of beautiful places in and around Bellingham, and we want people to see everything our community has to offer. That’s why part of our internship program includes between one and three weekly non-work activities—everything from go-kart racing to a Seattle Sounders game to volunteering for the food bank. We want our interns to have an amazing experience not just at Faithlife, but in Bellingham, too.