Frequently Asked Questions

No, our intern program is open to current students, recent graduates, career switchers, and bootcamp graduates - basically anyone with less than 2 years of work experience in the craft!

We currently offer Backend Development, Frontend Development, Data Science, Content Design, Mobile Development, Data Engineering, and Infrastructure Engineering.

There really aren’t many. Some teams like to have an 8 month intern because they have a longer project scope. But mostly 8 month internships are used by those with longer co-op terms or those who are not students.

As an applicant: a desire to work at Shopify, some relevant experience, authenticity, autonomy, and a full application (answer all questions). As an employee: work hard, be curious, get shit done, learn a lot, have a growth mindset.

We look at everything, including: internship experience, projects, activities, interests, club involvement, etc. Some of the things we look for are passion and curiosity. We love working with people who are passionate about their work and the problems they solve. We look for constant learners who learn beyond what’s expected.

Interns are treated like full-time employees. You’ll work on real projects, with dedicated mentors, and have a real impact on the work, our platform, and our culture.

“Yes! Please keep in mind each job posting has its own relevant technical challenge, so if you do apply to more than one role, you will need to complete multiple challenges.”

Unfortunately not. We ask that you prioritize working full-time during your internship.

The program is the bridge into our full-time Developer positions, and upon successful completion (or even during the internship!) you will have the opportunity to become a become a Developer, Designer, or Data Scientist.

While we have hired for non-RnD internships in the past (Finance, Marketing, Sales, etc) the Intern Program team does not have any non-RnD internships planned for 2022 at this time.

Our goal is to invest in you and have you join Shopify for the long term. During your internship, we will set expectations around impact and ownership. If you are having a positive impact throughout your internship, then we will look to make a full-time offer.

Internships are currently available to those that have existing authorization to work in the location of the internship with a valid work permit for the duration of the assignment. For US internships, if you have an OPT/CPT, you will need to be able to work 40 hours per week.

Learn more about our interview process and how we hire here!

Every intern is paired with their own mentor. You can expect your mentor to support your onboarding to Shopify and your development goals, set clear intended outcomes, create a safe learning space, provide timely feedback, and share craft expertise.

Applications typically open in January, May, and September. Sign up using this form to receive updates on application opening dates.

The most frequently asked questions are listed here, if you still need help then please contact us at internprogram@shopify.com