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Dropbox Launch Internship (Summer 2022) - Location Flexible at Dropbox

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Role Description
Do you wonder how to get technical experience when even internships require previous technical experience?
The Dropbox Launch Program is a 12-week paid internship geared towards students who are looking for their first technical internship. You are paired with a dedicated mentor committed to guiding your learning and development throughout the summer. Our goal is to provide you with a learning opportunity to apply your college coursework to industry software engineering as well as a variety of social events for you to meet colleagues, create friendships, and start to build your network.
Dropbox Launch is open to students of all backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups in technology to apply. 
Timeline + Process
  • Qualified candidates will receive an invitation to complete CodeSignal (GCA) - due within 7 days of receipt
  • Custom Dropbox CodeSignal Assessment (90 minutes) - completed by 1/28/2022
  • Upon successful completion you will be invited to a Dropbox Launch Webinar on 2/2/2022 to learn more about the program, interview process, and hear from former launch interns
  • Set up time to connect with a Dropbox Recruiter 
  • Final Virtual Interviews conducted between (2/7-2/18)
  • Hear from our former interns!
Here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect from being a Launch intern:
  • Project: You’ll work on a well-scoped, high-impact projects developed by your mentor and present your project and insights to your peers and senior Dropboxers.
  • Learning & Development: We’ve curated an all-star lineup of Dropboxers from the C-suite to individual contributors for professional development workshops & panel discussions. We’ll also give you a $1,000 budget to customize your own learning and development during the summer. 
  • Mentorship: You’ll work side-by-side with a dedicated, experienced engineer as your mentor and have ownership of a high-impact project. If you’re interested, we can also pair you up with another mentor from our Employee Resource Groups; Pridebox, Latin-X, [email protected], [email protected] and Black Dropboxers! 
  • Community: We obsess over ways to help you build lasting relationships with a diverse group of Dropboxers and other interns. In the past, we’ve hosted social events like bubble soccer, cooking classes, and volunteering opportunities. 
  • Currently a second or third-year student in a Bachelor’s degree program
  • Pursuing a computer science (or similar) degree
  • You will be 18+ years of age by commencement of internship program (May 2022)
  • No prior software engineering experience or internships required
  • Experience in Python (or other object-oriented programming languages)
Emerging Talent Benefits & Perks 
  • Team of mentors committed to your success
  • Market competitive salary
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage available to you and your eligible dependents
  • Flexible paid time off benefits (personal, sick, volunteer), plus company-wide holidays
  • Learning & Development sessions
  • Curated social programming to network with fellow Emerging Talent peers & Dropboxers
  • Flexible work location - near a Dropbox Studio or from home
  • Employee Resource Groups

***Full list of Benefits & Perks displayed below are for full time employees to highlight benefits available upon conversion to FTE 

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Where we are

*Dropbox Studios are collaborative spaces designed for teamwork and community-building. Employees will not be able to use them for solo work.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
In addition to our Unlimited Vacation Policy, Dropbox also has one companywide PTO day a month
Paid Volunteer Time
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We began a new 'Perks Allowance' in 2021 when we went Virtual First. Dropboxers are provided a generous individual allowance to spend on what perks really matter to them while at home- whether that's wellness, caregiver support, productivity, ergonomics, learning, food services, afterschool programs for kids, or something else! Read more here: https://bit.ly/3uM0gG3

An Insider's view of Dropbox

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In the first time in over a decade, I’ve been able to actually have work life balance and to develop healthy habits because of Virtual First. My commute time is now filled with a morning workout and the end of my day now looks like being able to cook for myself. I also was able to move closer to family, which means the world to me.


Diversity Program Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In a world that’s radically shifting virtual, it’s exciting to be at a company aiming to solve a lot of the problems at the crux of the transition. I’ve been working on projects that help small businesses using Dropbox collaborate and improve their overall user experience.


Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Dropbox truly invests in their employees and supports internal mobility. Each year I’ve worked at Dropbox, my role has changed slightly. It’s kept me engaged, challenged me, and allowed me to constantly be in a learning environment.


Project Manager

What is your vision for the company?

I see the 40-hour office workweek becoming a thing of the past. Employees will escape grueling commutes and gain more control over their day. The workplace will now be wherever work happens, and the workweek will be whenever work happens best for each person. We'll grow stronger as we integrate dispersed talent with diverse perspectives.


Co-founder and CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s always an opportunity to pivot and learn new skills or internally transfer to a team that’s outside your normal scope of work. The humility and empathy that Dropboxers have is unlike anywhere else I’ve worked. There’s always going to be someone on the other side willing to bring you in on a project or mentor you.


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