Spend a few months building a free education for the world
Khan Academy's content is used by classrooms and individuals in over 50 languages around the world. More than 15 billion interactive math problems have been done. Our faculty's videos have been viewed billions of times. As an intern, any improvement you make can instantly help many-millions of students learn whatever they want, whenever they want. If this type of educational scale excites you as much as it does us, we need your help to educate the entire world.
We typically accept intern applications from October through early November.
We offer mentorship and then some.
We treat our internship program as the healthiest, most important source of full-time recruiting we have. From day one to the end of your internship you'll have an experienced teammate who considers it their job to make sure you're growing the skills you need. Something's in your way? Let us know, we'll fix it. The people you'll work with come from all walks of life and are available to teach you new tricks and tell stories about their past. Whatever you're working on, you'll find a teammate interested in helping you learn.
Interns help solve our hardest challenges
Our interns have solved difficult technical, design, and social problems in ways we never would've thought of. We hand our interns the most important features Khan Academy's working on and rely on them to produce excellence in return. Unlike other internships, you won't be tossed a list of edge-case bugs that nobody else wants to solve. You'll be expected to maturely own a project that may affect millions of students.
"My internship at Khan Academy was an amazing experience. It gave me the opportunity to have an impact on learners around the world and learn many new technologies. From building new tools for content editors to creating a brand new experience for students using interactive graphs, I was able to work in a wide variety of areas."
"At Khan Academy, employee wellness is one of our top priorities."
— Evy Kassirer (2016), on building the "Autonomous Dumbledore", a friendly tool that helps us avoid manually updating the site when a partner system is down for scheduled maintenance.
[We asked our interns, shortly after they had left KA] "do you have a most memorable moment, a project you liked, a lesson learned, or really anything you’d like to share with the world in this way?" Here are four responses…