Our internships are 12-week programs designed to give students a meaningful, real-world work experience that complements their academic learnings and introduces them to tech philanthropy. After completing the program, interns are able to see the impact their work had in accelerating the progress of building a more inclusive, just future for everyone!
Tackle Some of the Toughest Challenges — Throughout the summer, you will be working on projects strategically aligned with and impactful to our mission. From building features that improve educational tools like Along to working on platforms that help researchers like Chan Zuckerberg ID, your work will have an impact at CZI.
Mentorship Opportunities — You will be working on smaller teams that provide direct and daily access to your manager and mentors.
Employee Resource Groups — We have a variety of employee resource groups, including Sprouts — our early career ERG — to allow you to build community among other CZIers.
Company Socials — At CZI, we love to find creative ways to stay connected as a team, cohort, and organization. We have hosted paint nights, cooking classes, game nights, company picnics, and more!
Volunteer Activities — At CZI, one of our values is to live the mission. You will experience this by participating in giving back to our community and the grantees we partner with.
Professional Development — We provide access to on-demand learning, where you can further your professional development.
Our Hiring Process
ApplicationWe begin accepting applications for our summer internship positions September–October. Once you have applied, a member of the Recruiting Team will be in touch.
AssessmentAssessments will vary depending on the internship you applied for but may consist of an interview with the hiring manager, case study, portfolio review, or coding assessment.
InterviewOnce we confirm your availability, you will be scheduled for either a morning or afternoon interviewing session. We hope to have our interviews in person again for our 2023 recruitment season!
OfferUpon completion of our interviews, you will get a call from the Recruiting Team to discuss the outcome of your interviews. We aim to have all positions filled by the end of November.
InternshipOur summer internships are 12 weeks long and take place at our HQ in Redwood City, California. For interns who may need travel or housing accommodations to join us onsite, CZI offers relocation assistance and housing stipend benefits to support your transition to the Bay Area.
Hear From Our Interns
“The internship program was an incubator for my career. I had a wealth of resources, mentorships, and opportunities that instilled within me the confidence I needed to continue to thrive professionally.”
“CZI has helped me grow more confident in my engineering skills. In my time here, I've been able to take ownership over the projects I work on, tackle interesting technical problems, and have support from all the incredibly talented engineers here.”
“My engineering internship at CZI was an invaluable opportunity to gain both technical and cross-functional skills. I loved being involved in all parts of the product development process, from attending teacher trainings, design reviews, and product oriented meetings, to carrying out engineering responsibilities like spec writing, coding, and testing.”