Facebook, Google and Dropbox Are Hiring Interns by the Boatload

January 9, 2012

From BusinessInsder.com
By Ellis Hamburger, SAI: Tools at Business Insider

Silicon Valley mainstays and start ups like Google and Dropbox are hiring tons of interns for this coming summer, the Wall Street Journal Reports.

Dropbox plans to hire three times as many interns for this summer as for last summer. This would make interns one whole third of Dropbox’s entire engineering team.

Facebook plans to hire 625 interns for this coming summer, while Google plans to hire more than a thousand youngsters for summer jobs.

So why all the hiring up? Finding and keeping full-time hires is tough enough at a tech company because of rampant poaching, so these companies have been increasingly turning to college students for first-year employees.

Most of these companies offer interns around $10,000 for a summer-long gig.

Read the rest of the report and about other companies battling for tech internships at the Wall Street Journal.

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