Getting an internship during college can be just as important as choosing the right major. Now that 40 percent of Americans hold college degrees, you'll need something to help you stand out from the pack.
Whether you're an adult looking for a boost to your career or you're a student with some spare time between classes and parties, here are eight LA tech internships to pad your resume and your bank account:
Brand Partnerships & Programming Internship at Tastemade
Who they are: Tastemade is a company full of food lovers on a mission to connect the world through video. They are passionate about creating and distributing high-quality, engaging and shareable food and lifestyle themed content all over the world. Their global food network of hundreds of channels reach over 25 million unique visitors per month.
What you'd do: Work directly with Tastemade’s Partnerships, Programming and Production team to create case studies for past projects, gather data, and contribute to brainstorming sessions. If the idea of working at a company that is at the forefront of game changing media and technology makes you giddy, check out the link below.
Business Development & Sales Intern at BloomNation
Who they are: BloomNation is revolutionizing the way flowers are sent online. They connect people with top artisan florists from around the country by quickly and easily showing what unique floral arrangements are available locally. All the prices are local and all the florist information is displayed, so you know the artist behind your gift.
What you'd do: You'll work closely with the marketing and business development team to support the success of BloomNation's national network of florists while maintaining accounts and researching local florists. Not to mention, you will never have to worry about missing a delivery on Valentine’s or Mother’s Day flowers again!
Who they are: Cargomatic is the leading platform for on-demand local shipping. Funded by some of the tech world's top investors, Cargomatic has built a mobile app to connect commercial truck drivers with B2B shippers in real time.
What you'd do: If you're currently enrolled in an MBA program, you'll work directly with Cargomatic's CEO conducting research, project planning, and providing general support for fund raising. This is a great opportunity for highly motivated candidates interested in developing their business acumen and utilizing analytical skills to gain firsthand experience in a fast-growing startup environment.
Operations Intern at Saucey
Who they are: Alcohol delivery at the push of a button. Saucey makes it easy & simple to have drinks brought to you in 20-40 minutes. Simply pick what you want, checkout with your card on file, and your friendly Saucey driver will be there shortly.
What you'd do: Your role will encompass a variety of tasks and responsibilities that assist with the operations of the company as a whole. Additionally, interns are able to apply as a courier for additional experience and income. You spend most of college carrying around cases of beer anyways, so why not get paid for it?
Data Science Internship at Pixalate
Who they are: Pixalate was created with one purpose: to simplify advertising analytics for advertisers and publishers. Pixalate's analytics suite fills an unmet need for real-time campaign tracking, fraud detection, optimization, and reporting.
What you'd do: As a Data Science Intern, you’ll work with product and other engineers to build data driven features and products. If you are a talented and proven data science/analytics guru who loves to investigate data, Pixalate wants you. If you have a detail-oriented, creative mind and love complex challenges, Pixalate definitely wants you.
Targeted Acquisition Intern at Jukin Media
Who they are: Jukin Media, Inc. builds and operates a YouTube network to build unique content brands and partner with channel creators. The company¹s brand portfolio provides viewers with videos across channels that include fails, wins, extreme sports, stunts, pranks, jokes, pets, kids, compilations, wildlife, police footage, and other randomly funny caught-on-tape moments.
What you'd do: Are you an internet junky? Jukin's Targeted Acquisitions team is responsible for finding, researching and acquiring the best viral video content available. If you have a knack for finding the best videos first and knowing what viral trends are on the horizon, check out the link below.
Experiential Marketing and Events Intern at SpinMedia
Who they are: SpinMedia currently owns and operates over 40 websites ranging from music to fashion to celebrity news, making them the world’s fastest-growing digital media company with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors.
What you'd do: Interns will learn about experiential marketing, event management, and the entertainment industry in general. You'll develop a better understanding of digital media and have the ability to learn with hands-on experience what it’s like to work for the leading entertainment and pop-culture destination on the web.
Student Brand Ambassador at Squawkin
Who they are: Squawkin is a technology company that works to improve the speed, stability, and security of real-time communications systems. Combine audio, video, text, and location to share your story with your friends.
What you'd do: If you're a trendsetter on campus and/or dominate the greek scene, this is an easy opportunity for you gain experience and make some money. Simply spread the Squawkin brand to your friends and help facilitate events on campus.
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