Software development engineer •
Mon Nov 02 2020
"I loved this internship. I was able to build my project from design to production in just 12 weeks. I was trusted to do a lot and I was able to do it which was great for confidence. Despite less social interaction from being virtual we still had game nights and time to hangout as a group. Manager was less available but my mentor would answer my questions within 10 minutes normally. Pay was great and all hardware was shipped straight to where I was."
"My team was so much fun and taught me so much! My intern project was just the right amount of challenging, and I wasn't left feeling super stressed at the end of the summer. Spent a lot of time hanging out with other interns and connecting with co-workers, playing ping pong, having team lunches and excursions, a really great summer overall."
"The Amazon Future Engineer was tailored for freshman and Sophmore students doing computer science. My team was well aware of this and gave me a project that accommodated my skills. I was tasked with making a web application and I worked with a co-future engineer intern. Under my teams supervision, I was able to learn the basics of web development and AWS, my project used DynamoDB, Lambda, beanstalk, and other in house Amazon tools. I had weekly 1:1 30 min meetings with my manager and mentor to make sure I was on task and to help me if I was stuck in any way. That was the perfect time to ask questions about anything and they were always willing to help. My team was very nice and all the engineers were very helpful. My code was reviewed by the team every time I had to push and they were very insightful on giving me good coding practices. There were many events for the AFE interns as we were able to go to the Capitol Hill Block Party for free and had our own hackathon with many prizes. We got exclusive AFE intern swag and $100 credit to Amazon labeled merchandise. Amazon also provided an Orca card which can be used on any Bus or Light Rail to get around the city. The city of Seattle is very beautiful and although it may be expensive, Amazon gives a generous stipend and salary."