Amazon welcomes 15,000 interns this year, its largest class yet, using a mostly hybrid model – GeekWire

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Amazon interns show off their badges at company headquarters in Seattle. The company will host more than 15,000 interns this year, most working in some form of hybrid model. (Amazon Photo)

Amazon will host more than 15,000 interns from around the world this year, setting the stage for its biggest ever promotion.

The Seattle-based tech giant says most of its interns will work in some form of hybrid model this year, a move that shows the company is embracing at least some form of work-from-home options, while other tech companies are debating remote work. absolutely.

“In this model, interns move to (or already live in) the city of their internship, so they can travel to their assigned Amazon office,” the company said in a statement. blog post. “Interns work with their manager and team to plan a mix of days in the office and working from home.”

Amazon has been adapting its internship program since the start of the pandemic, growing every year. In 2020, the company hosted more than 8,000 interns virtually. And last year, the company gave more than 10,000 interns the option of working from home or opting for a hybrid model.

Amazon originally planned to bring company employees back to the office en masse in early January 2021. But in October, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy told employees the company would instead leave work decisions to distance to individual team leaders at director level.

The company says it is currently looking for potential interns in all industries, including engineering, management and finance roles.

Amazon doesn’t track specific college majors that tend to do better in their chances of being selected, a company representative told GeekWire. The company also does not track or publish regional breakdowns of its hiring, the rep added.

According to a study by Glass door.

In 2017, when Amazon’s internship was largely in-person, the influx of interns into Seattle strained the public transportation system. King County Metro, the city’s transit agency, added two additional buses to its rotation in part to handle interns traveling to South Lake Union, where Amazon’s campus is located.

There is no application deadline for internships and full-time positions, with most positions being posted in late summer. Students interested in applying can visit Amazon Opportunities for students page.

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