HackerNoon Internship Program FAQs:
What is HackerNoon?
HackerNoon is built for technologists to read, write, learn, and publish. We are an open and international community of 15k+ contributing writers publishing stories and expertise for 3M+ curious and insightful monthly readers. Founded in 2016 @ ArtMap Inc., HackerNoon is run by COO Linh Dao Smooke and CEO David Smooke. You can learn all about HackerNoon here.
Curious about our people? Meet the beautiful humans of HackerNoon.
Does HackerNoon hire students?
Yes! We hire students as well as young professionals for HackerShip! Interns have gone on to earn part-time and full-time opportunities with HackerNoon, and in the internet industry. Writing, editing, coding and doing business are background agnostic so we hire from all academic majors with different professional interests. We look for willingness to learn, empathy, passion and potential in addition to professional experience.
Are there internship opportunities for undergraduate first-year and second-year students?
Our internship program is open to everyone who is willing to acquire new knowledge and skills.
Do I meet the requirements?
Yes, if you are:
- At least 18 years old
- Can commit to the position part-time for 3-6 months
- See rest of eligibility requirements here.
What is a virtual internship?
HackerNoon has been, and have always been a remote-first company. Therefore, the internship is also virtual, or remote. That mean you will work from the comfort of your own home (or dorm room), rather than coming into an office.
With all of its employees and contractors working remotely from Day 1 (yes, even before the pandemic), HackerNoon has had a lot of experience managing, engaging, and supporting a remote workforce. We always actively provide our team members with ways to bond and connect.
Hence, worry not. You will not miss the fun culture by working remotely, especially at HackerNoon.
When does HackerNoon have internship?
HackerNoon host our internship year-round on a rolling basis, and at the moment we need you. ASAP. We will align our needs with your anticipated start date so that it works the best for both ends.
What is the process?
Once we have received your application, a member of your team(s) of interests will review it. If you are interested in more than one teams, your application will be reviewed separately by these team members.
If a team is interested, we will reach out to begin the interview process and next steps.
What is the position like?
Good question! It will depend on your assigned team. Mostly, you will help your mentor with their daily task along with working on your own projects.
As HackerNoon is a destination to publish, all HackerNoon interns are requires to write at least 1 story a month.
Is this a paid or unpaid internship?
This is a paid opportunity! We believe that however modestly, people should be compensated for their time. As a crypto-forward company and a leading publication on blockchain and decentralization, we offer interns the opportunity to be paid in bitcoin and/or fiat. At the end of the internship, you will also receive a digital certificate in the form of a NFT, for good measure.
When will I hear back from HackerNoon?
We typically review our applications within 2-4 weeks.
Due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact short-listed candidates for the next steps.
If you don't hear back from us within that timeframe, please assume that we unfortunately have to reject your application. We will still keep your resume on file for future opportunities. Or, you can try reapplying, but do better.
Where does HackerNoon typically have internship opportunities?
Around the world. Since we are a remote first company with team members from across the globe, it doesn't matter where you are from. Our employees are located in North and South Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa 🌎
However, if you're from Mars (or anywhere outside our planet Earth), please verify that you're a human first. Alternatively, if you are not a human but you can read, write, edit and/or code, you are still eligible for this role.