Internship opportunities.

Join an internship unlike any other, where we provide you with mentors, an open culture, and opportunities to make a real impact on problems we face everyday.

About our internship program.

All departments at WP Engine offer 10-week internships, where interns will be embedded into teams and work on real world problems with some of the brightest people in the tech industry.

Interns can expect 1:1 mentorship with some of our very best thinkers at WP Engine, support from leadership, and access to the WP Engine Community. Interns can also expect to be tackling real world problems within weeks of starting.

While work can be challenging, there will be scheduled fun with access to WP Engine perks in the office, activities outside of work and chances to network with fellow interns and employees all summer (including hackathons, community service, sporting events, and networking events).

"Being embedded into an engineering team gave me the opportunity to experience the software development lifecycle end-to-end through direct contributions to production systems and by working with various stakeholders. It was great to be able to regularly deploy code to production, monitor its impact and success, and roll back or roll forward if the changes were breaking."

—Rahul Dhir, Associate Software Engineer, WP Engine (former intern)

What you can expect from our internship program.

Real projects

No busy work here. Work on real problems affecting WP Engine and our customers.

Mentors

Get help improving your skills and make the most sense of life at WP Engine.

Speakers

Small group presentations and enrichment speakers augment tactile learning.

Special events

Team lunches, speed interviewing, and offsites are incorporated into the program.

Hackathon

Work with your peers in an intern hackathon about halfway through the cycle.

Scrum

You will join one of our scrum teams in R&D and gain real-world experience.

Summer internship timeline for our Austin office.

This timeline reflects the Summer program at our Austin office location. Please contact us if you are interested in opportunities at other offices.

Fall Enrollment

August–October

Open enrollment.

Applications are being accepted for the summer internship program.

November

Review process.

We will review applications and invite candidates to interviews.

December

Offers delivered.

Chosen candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the program.

Spring Enrollment

January–March

Open enrollment.

Applications are being accepted for the summer internship program.

Early April

Review process.

We will review applications and invite candidates to interviews.

Late April

Offers delivered.

Chosen candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the program.

Ready to apply?

Make a real impact on the problems WP Engine faces everyday.

Check out these past internship projects.

R&D Team

Project: High Five Wheel

Employees have always been encouraged to write good things about each other and post them on our high five wall. Once a month, these notes were collected into a basket and random selections would receive gift cards. As we grew, the high five wall went digital, but we lost the ability to randomly select winners each month.

This team of interns solved the problem with a hardware and software solution called the High Five Wheel. It integrates with our high five system and randomly generates numbers as it spins, then a winner's name is displayed on the screen when it stops. This project brought back much-needed suspense and spectacle to the high five winner selection process.

R&D Team

Project: Customer Facing API

Many of our customers and development partners want to be able to automate their workflows with their own tools. An API allowing functions currently only available in the User Portal would facilitate this automation.

Our interns devised a prototype API that had truncated ability to do the necessary authentication and authorization. It also had a single client that would ideally provide the desired outcome. They produced a suite of acceptance tests for all the developed endpoints. Finally, the interns completed the project with full documentation.

People Operations Team

Project: Visitor guide to Austin

As a global business, we frequently have new hires and visitors from our international offices travel to our headquarters. Our goal is to make sure everyone who travels to Austin, Texas has a memorable and enjoyable visit.

Our People Operations Intern was tasked with figuring out a way to enhance the travel experience and decided to create a comprehensive “Visitor Guide to Austin”. This detailed guide contains information about local grocery stores, pharmacies, sightseeing opportunities, restaurants, and entertainment.

As soon as the project was completed, we began sending the document to every new employee who travels to Austin for orientation and have received many positive comments about how helpful it is. Her efforts have directly contributed to our Employee Experience initiatives and she was able to see the immediate impact of her hard work!

Be you. Be here.

We engage the most inspired minds to do the best work of their careers, and we believe you should be the same person at work as you are at home.