The Dream Internship: Work at Automattic (Spring 2017 and Beyond)

Our company Automattic — which runs, Akismet, VaultPress, and many other services — is hiring interns, specifically to work with us on the VIP team. VIP provides hosting and support for high-profile, high-traffic WordPress sites, including,,,,,,, and more.

We’re looking for interns to join us to work on platform development and testing or client-facing development and support. These paid internships run 12 weeks and we are flexible on the exact dates.

Where will you be working? Anywhere! We are a distributed company. We’re happy if you work from wherever you’re happy — as long as you have a good internet connection.

What will you work on?
We have two different internship roles available:

  • The support-focused internship will focus on things such as working on core features and development, debugging client code, and making performance and security improvements to the VIP platform. We’re hiring for the spring and summer for this role.
  • The platform-focused internship will focus on things such as developing new VIP platform tools, automating internal processes, and expanding platform features and documentation. We’re hiring for the summer only for this role.

In either case, your work will be tailored to where your own personal interests lie.

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’re interested in working on. Feel free to use as much space as you need in the form and be sure to give us more information by including links to your online profiles as appropriate.

We’re serious about increasing diversity in the tech industry. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other communities traditionally underrepresented in this field.

Send in your internship application by December 15th for the spring support-focused internship or January 15th for the summer internships. If your application sounds interesting, we’ll schedule an interview (usually written / text chat, since we communicate a lot via text) as the next step. Good luck and thanks for your interest!

Alexis Kulash is a current VIP Intern. During her internship, she has worked on transitioning VIP sites to PHP 7 and prevented potential security and performance problems on some of the biggest sites in the world.

Upvoted – a Redditorial publication – launches on VIP!

We all know Reddit – the online community where users vote on content. Today, we on the VIP team are excited to be part of a new chapter in Reddit history as they launch a hub for that original content, Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, explains a bit more about what Upvoted is for the Reddit community…

This launch of is the next logical step in celebrating the Reddit community: a hub for original content to give Redditors credit, as well as go beyond the original story to learn more about the people and ideas that bubble up across this site of 202 million monthly users (bigger than Brazil!). And of course, you can discuss every piece of original content at r/upvoted.

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Read more about the launch on Upvoted!