How We Intern
The Cogo Internship Program is designed to give entrepreneurial designers, engineers and analysts an opportunity to work in the startup environment.
Collaboration is the key to success in any new business venture. You'll work on a multidisciplinary team--learning, breaking stuff, and growing a new company from scratch.
Projects vary from year to year, but the basic concept stays the same: a friendly competition between intern teams to build a new product for Cogo. We'll give you a basic outline, a laptop and some Github credentials, and the rest is up to you.
Each team works with design, engineering and analyst mentors to learn the ropes and strategize on how to approach the project. Most teams meet with their mentors daily.
Benefits + Perks
- This is a full-time, salaried position.
- We'll cover your MBTA pass, so you can get to work and explore Boston after hours.
- Located in Kendall Square in Cambridge - T accessible and near lots of great bars and restaurants.
- You get to attend our super awesome summer Cogo events.
Summer 2018 Internships
We're accepting applications for our summer 2018 internships!
Past Intern Projects
Between this theme and the Cogolympics, physical fitness seemed to be the main idea this summer. Weird that it coincided with the arrival of Ben & Jerry's Pint Slices in the Cogo freezer. Nevertheless, we had a spectacularly fun and collaborative summer - Team 80s built a website that helps users find and compare fitness classes, Team 70s built a web tool for organizing recipes and grocery lists, and a wildcard seltzer-drinking goal ended up being a determining factor in the competition.
Of course, the hot topic on everyone's mind and Facebook feeds this summer. One team built a web app that showed what happens when sites with differing political alignments cover the same story. The other team somehow successfully enlisted Rosie O'Donnell as a QA Tester on their Donald vs Hillary video game.
This year's project: news recommendation engines. The teams harnessed the power of big data to deliver personalized content to thousands of users! We could tell you they wanted something other than celebrity gossip... but we'd be lying.
Virality / Celebrity
It was high concept at first--an exploration into new ways for people to satisfy their boundless appetites for celebrity gossip. But it quickly devolved into an all-out slugfest. Mistakes were made, Biebers were bopped, and Ariana Grande provided the catalyst for a come-from-behind victory.
Daily App / Horoscopes
If you've never heard the phrase "Markov chain horoscope generator," well, you're not alone. And yet, it happened. This was the year the stars aligned on email marketing, user engagment metrics, and...Mercury retrograde?