Our company Automattic — which runs WordPress.com, Akismet, VaultPress, and many other services — is looking for a few stellar spring student interns, specifically to work with us on the WordPress.com VIP team.
WordPress.com VIP provides hosting and support for high-profile, high-traffic WordPress sites, including Time.com, FiveThirtyEight.com, qz.com, TechCrunch.com, Recode.net, NYPost.com, etc.
You’ll be working on a range of projects depending on your skills and passions, but here’s an overview:
Development Intern: This internship is all about making things. You’ll likely be working on WordPress plugins for large media companies, or working on core WordPress.com features and development.
Update: The Development Internship position is now filled. We will be accepting applications for our summer internship starting February.
Communications Intern: This internship is all about improving client communications. You’ll likely be writing case studies, interviews, launch posts and new feature posts for the VIP News site, in addition to helping organize our fall events.
Where will you be working you may ask? Anywhere! We are a distributed company and are happy if you work from wherever you are — as long as you have a good broadband connection. This paid internship runs 12 weeks between March 9th and May 29th, 2015, but we are flexible on the dates.
Interested? Complete your application by filling in the form below. In the space provided, introduce yourself and why you’d like to be an intern with our team. Be clear about what you’ve done and what you’d like to work on — for example, a killer plugin or integration, a feature improvement, a case study, etc. Students enrolled in a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate program with 6+ months left before graduation are encouraged to apply.
Send in your internship application by November 1st for consideration in the program. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and we’ll get back to you!
Josh Betz is a former VIP intern who now works as a code wrangler. During his internship he worked on a VIP user management plugin and WordPress.com Enterprise.