Better commerce for everyone — made by you

If you have a passion, we have an internship to match. At Shopify, we offer 3, 4, and 8-month internships that are open to everyone. The opportunity to shape how entrepreneurs around the world do business is in your hands.

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Shopify’s intern culture

While Shopify’s remote-first internships allow you to design your life around what matters to you most, we know the importance of community. From supplementary learning sessions to virtual workshops and curated in-person experiences, there’s no lack of opportunities to meet and connect with other interns.

One week, you might join a cooking class hosted by our in-house Culinary team, and the next you’re being flown to a new city for in-person development experiences and socials with your intern cohort. Your internship will have the benefit of flexibility in your day, along with the support of your community and relationships to make it about more than just the work.

Santos Gagbegnon a software developer at Shopify

I enjoyed seeing the impact of my project. It was clear that the work I was doing was making a difference for merchants.

Santos Gagbegnon, Software Developer

Internship opportunities

At Shopify we run three intern application cycles a year. The next application window is set to open in May of 2022. This will be for the Fall 2022 cohort. Sign up for our email list to receive notifications and reminders when the cycle opens.

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  • Backend development (UK only)

    Our Backend Developers build and maintain the largest Rails application in the world. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. We are looking for folks with a passion for solving tough problems with performant code.

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  • Content design

    Our Content Designers work closely with UX researchers and designers to create products that make commerce better for everyone. You'll get to work alongside full-time content strategists on projects that become real features in our software and other digital properties.

  • Data engineering

    Our Data Platform Engineering group builds and maintains the platform that delivers accessible data to power decision-making at Shopify for over a million merchants. If you’re interested in learning about and working with big data and cloud technologies, this is the spot for you.

  • Data science

    The Data Science & Engineering team acts as the impact multiplier for Shopify’s product teams, putting over 11 petabytes of retail data to work to make our merchants more successful. You’ll make an impact delivering insights, optimizing processes, reducing credit card fraud, and more!

  • Digital product design

    We welcome design interns from all backgrounds, whether you’re a student leveling up or a professional transitioning from another industry. A portfolio is considered a great asset, but not a requirement for the internship.

  • Frontend development

    Our Frontend Developers work closely with the software engineering team, designers, and product managers to not only make incredible merchant-facing products but also developer-facing tools.

  • Infrastructure engineering

    We’re looking for developers who are passionate about performance and resiliency. As a member of one of our Product Engineering teams, you could be helping to build large distributed systems at scale, automating development processes, or creating internal tools.

  • Mobile development

    Our Mobile Developers work along with designers and product managers to build and launch new features for our apps. You’ll work on large-scale apps that are ever-changing, enabling streamlined entrepreneurship for hundreds of thousands of users.

  • Backend developer

    Our Backend Developers build and maintain the largest Rails application in the world. Our teams deploy new code many times a day, and our production scale is massive. We are looking for folks with a passion for solving tough problems with performant code.

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Upcoming events

Attending one of our events is a great way to learn more about Shopify internships. Sign up for notifications and we’ll remind you when an event is coming up!

Event schedule

The process

From submit to success

1. Apply

Submitting a completed application is the first step in the process. In the section below, we have assembled some resources to help you put your best foot forward.

2. The Life Story

Prospective interns will be invited to a Life Story interview with a Shopify recruiter. You'll be asked to talk about yourself on a personal level, including your hobbies, interests, and life experiences.

3. Tech Interview

Candidates moving beyond the Life Story interview will have one final interview with two members of the Shopify team. You’ll be informed ahead of time what you need to prepare.

4. Decision

Time to celebrate! Successful candidates are placed on teams based on their interests, skills, and experiences. Each placement is done individually and with significant consideration.

An example resume

Resume help

To get started on your application, you’ll need a standout resume. We know writing a resume isn’t easy, so our recruiting team has put together some tips to help you get started!

∙ Review resume examples for your industry
∙ Include only the most relevant information
∙ Call attention to important achievements using bullet points
∙ Proofread and edit
∙ Ask a friend to proofread
∙ Customize your resume to different jobs

Let's make commerce better for everyone

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