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The Summer Internship

At Discord, we offer a personalized experience for interns, and our aim is to offer an experience that mimics what it is like to actually work here. We match qualified interns with projects and groups, based on interests and skill sets and fully embed interns within those groups for the summer. Internships are paid and are a minimum of 12 weeks, targeting a start date in June to accommodate varying school calendars. Conditions permitting, our 2023 summer internships will be remote, with an opportunity to spend a week in the office at some point during the program. (Please limit positions to 1 application per role)

The Team

The Messaging team powers the experiences users have in Discord every day – sending and receiving all sorts of messages including text/emoji/images/video/files/voice, chatting to your friends on a voice call, etc. The goal of the Messaging team is to provide an excellent experience that connects people with their close friends and allows people to express themselves any way they want.

What you'll be doing

  • Working on React and React Native (maybe iOS and Android) to build an end-to-end feature that makes it easier for people to communicate with each other

  • Building an experience that will be used by hundreds of millions of users, likely hundreds of millions of times a week

You’ll Thrive In This Role If (Role Requirements)...

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors (rising Junior or Senior) course of study

  • You're excited to work with and figure out new technology, you like to learn by doing

  • You really care about user experiences and you want to make sure people using your features are overjoyed with how well they work

  • You’ve got some experience building in React – it can be a relatively simple side project or a school assignment but you should be able to create a simple React application

Salary of $67/hour*

*Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law and CO Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)

Benefits listed below may differ from those available depending on terms of employment

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)

  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends

  • 16+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days

  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)

  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)

  • Volunteer time off

  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups

  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!

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