Internships & Upskilling
We try to offer Ada students an internship experience which is an essential portion of the hands-on learning at Ada. Some students are offered a variety of internship options from an intern at a company to self study and job searching. Student are offered opportunities to intern at a company or non-profit organization, and have the option to upskill with continued learning while on the job search. These options completes a student’s formal training of becoming a hireable junior software developer. Students on an internship will participate in Ada’s Interview Week during the latter part of the classroom portion, where they will interview with multiple teams across partner companies. Students will be assigned by Ada to one of the teams they interviewed with for their five-month internship experience. In determining internship assignments, the following are taken into account: a student’s mentorship needs and their time zones.
During their internship experience, interns are assigned a manager to guide their overall internship and a mentor to provide daily internship support. All students receive a stipend for living expenses during the internship portion of the program.
Seattle, Digital (remote), and Atlanta internships are available.
Thursdays At Ada
Interns work at their assigned internship company 35 of 40 hours per week. They spend the remaining five hours per week with Ada in our continuing education programming called Thursdays At Ada. During these sessions, interns dive deeper into computer science fundamentals, job preparation, and mock interviews. Interns expand their technical knowledge and learn essential career development skills to support transitioning into their chosen career path.
Interns learn the following new concepts in Computer Science Fundamentals:
- Linked Lists
- Binary Search Trees
Career Development covers the following topics:
- Behavioral Interview preparation
- Resume and LinkedIn development
- Technical Interviewing preparation, including strategy and mock white-boarding practice
- Job search strategy
- Salary negotiation
Job Search Support
Students who complete the classroom, internship, and Thursdays at Ada portions of the program are considered Ada graduates and are eligible to receive job search supports for up to 180 days post-graduation. Supports can include:
- Mock interview support
- Access to full-time interview loops with partner companies
- Support with resumes, LinkedIn, job search strategy, networking, job offer assessment, and salary negotiation
- Access to Lovelace Learning Labs for continued professional development