Link to Application for Summer 2022 ⬇️

(Note: The priority deadline is Oct. 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. We will accept applications after that on a rolling basis.)

Washington Post Engineering Internship: Summer 2022

About our internship program

Every summer, we welcome a cohort of engineering interns to The Post. They have ranged from undergraduate frosh to graduate students, as well as recent grads of both undergrad and grad programs. ****

Internships are remote-friendly, but you may also elect for an in-person internship depending on office reopening plans in the summer.

Interns are incorporated into their team's sprint workflow and will write and ship code to production alongside full-time engineers. The work varies by team, so see the application for more details.


You must be a college student on the date that you submit your application, so a student who applies in fall and will graduate in spring is still eligible to be an intern in summer after graduating. If you're on a leave of absence, you're still considered a student and are welcome to apply. Please contact us with any questions about this.

Start & end dates

Official start and end dates are flexible but generally fall sometime between May and September, depending on the intern's availability. Each intern is generally with us for a total of 10-12 weeks.


This internship is paid. Interns are paid hourly and expected to work 40 hours/week.

You are welcome to take days off during your time with us, whether you're going on a vacation, celebrating a non-company holiday or just need a break from work. However, as an intern you will not receive pay for time off unless it is a company holiday (e.g. 4th of July).

Intern activities

In addition to your work on your team (again, see the application for details on each team), interns take part in supplementary activities such as our annual intern hackathon and various lunch seminars with leaders from across The Post during throughout the summer.

📄 We evaluate applicants on four main categories: