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What began as Earth's biggest bookstore has become Earth's biggest everything store. Expansion has propelled Amazon.com in innumerable directions. While the website still offers millions of books, movies, games, and music, selling other items -- such as electronics, apparel and accessories, auto parts, home furnishings, health and beauty aids, toys, and groceries -- contributes more than two-thirds of sales. Shoppers can also download e-books, games, MP3s, and films to their computers or handheld devices, including Amazon's own portable e-reader, the Kindle. Amazon also offers products and services, such as self-publishing, online advertising, e-commerce platform, hosting, and a co-branded credit card.
Amazon offers internships at offices all over the world (check their website for current opportunities). At Amazon, interns are valuable contributors on projects that directly impact the experience for customers. Interns who join Amazon become part of an innovative and fast-paced workplace; there is ample opportunity for them to work on complex and challenging problems that can impact millions of Amazon customers. The internship program is a great way to explore working at Amazon and gain hands-on experience across different disciplines.
To help support their interns' growth and ability to deliver on projects, Amazon offers robust training modules, on-the-job and experiential learning methods, guided mentorship, and a senior leader presentation series. The University Programs Team also hosts multiple events during the internship cycle.
Through diverse internship opportunities for Engineering, Non-Technical Undergraduate Degree, and MBA and Advanced Degree students, Amazon nurtures a set of high potential individuals who often go on to become an integral part of Amazon's future. The following is a breakdown of Amazon's internship programs:
MBA Internships: Amazon is growing and needs MBA interns who are owners capable of breaking down and solving complex problems, and who have a strong will to get things done. From Day 1, interns will have the autonomy to think strategically, make decisions, and drive significant impact to the customer experience and the business. An Amazon MBA internship consists of a strategic project that is data intensive, analytical, centered on a real business issue, and representative of a full-time role. Interns will have ownership of a high profile project where they will partner with key business groups and clients. By participating in the internship, they will have opportunities to drive meaningful change. Each intern will have exposure to senior leaders and the opportunity to apply general business skills to execute corporate strategies. The internship could lead to a full-time role.
PhD Internships: At Amazon, PhD interns are active team members on the company's engineering teams. They contribute to solving a diverse set of technical problems across large scale platforms using machine learning, large data sets and cloud computing. Interns assist the benchmarking and future development of existing software applications across Amazon. They also help develop novel and highly scalable applications that optimize Amazon’s systems using cutting edge quantitative techniques. Amazon's interns help build innovative algorithms that model patterns within data to drive automated decisions at scale in all corners of the company, including the ecommerce site, subsidiaries, Amazon Web Services, seller & buyer services, and digital media & Kindle. Those who are deeply technical, know how to deliver, are highly innovative, and are looking for an opportunity to build solutions to challenging problems that directly affect millions of people will succeed in this program.
University Non-Tech Internships: Amazon is looking for students who are leaders with the ability to motivate, mentor, and engage, as well as those who will have ideas on how to improve the company's processes and who aren’t afraid to think big. Amazon offers a multitude of undergraduate internships for rising seniors in fields such as marketing, finance, sales, operations, and planning. A full-time job may be offered at the end of the program.
With Amazon's corporate internships, roles range from working in retail teams across areas such as buying, inventory management and online marketing, to finance and accounting roles, to sales. All are great launching points to develop a deep understanding of the e-commerce industry and grow analytical and problem-solving skills, while driving a piece of Amazon’s business. As interns, students will be an integral part of real business projects that will contribute to the company’s overall growth.
Within its fulfillment network, Amazon is looking for passionate leaders to support its vast and intricate network of fulfillment operations centers across the world. Amazon's operations goal is to offer the world’s greatest selection of products and services with the world’s best customer service. Candidates can support this goal by joining an internship in HR, Finance, Supply Chain, Area Management, Facilities, Safety and more! Within these roles, students will have the unrivaled experience of digging into an established business, mentoring and coaching teams of associates, and leading vital process improvement projects.
University Tech Internships: Technical interns will design and develop technical solutions for unsolved problems at massive scale. Interns will work alongside a technical mentor and manager to pair an intern's good ideas with hard work to reinvent normal for Amazon’s global customers. With access to cutting edge technology, interns will work to create the right solutions that are the most useful for customers. In each technical roles, interns will be asked to build and own end-to-end solutions. Technical internships range from software development engineers, working on projects that impact millions of global customers, to design internships, where participants will define and create cohesive customer experiences across Amazon’s product ecosystem. A full-time job may be offered at the end of the internship program.
Amazon.com offers such a diverse array of internship programs in both tech-related and non-tech-related fields that the requirements differ based on the program offered. Check https://www.amazon.jobs/ and click on the job title to learn more about the requirements for the position.
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Phone: 1 (206) 266-1000
Fax: 1 (206) 266-4952
Number of Interns: Varies
Academic Level: College Seniors, Graduate Students, Business School Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy
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