Welcome! We’re excited for you to learn more about summer internships at Netflix!
Emerging Talent at Netflix
It’s no secret that we want to entertain the world. Whatever your taste, and no matter where you live, we give you access to best-in-class TV series, documentaries, feature films, and mobile games. In order to do that we first must hire and develop the best people, starting with college students.
Internships are an ideal entry-point into Netflix. We currently hire students into many different areas of Netflix across both technical and business functions within the United States.
Our Internship Program
Internships at Netflix are typically a 12-week Summer experience and a prime opportunity for college students to accelerate their career by developing in-demand skills. Netflix interns are empowered to complete business critical work, and will have the opportunity to apply their studies to significant projects for the business while bringing their unique perspectives to the company.
Where and When to Apply
Don’t see any open intern roles on our site yet? Don't worry, we typically start posting roles on a rolling basis at the end of August, and our intern recruiting season generally runs from late summer to the end of March. We will start accepting applications as soon as they go live. Once the role is open, you can apply directly on our job site.
The Interview Process
We hire interns for a variety of teams at Netflix. Although your experience will be customized by role, here is a broad overview of what you can expect.
Internship interviews at Netflix typically include a take-home assessment followed by approximately three rounds of interviews, with advancement based on the feedback at each stage. Your interviewers will be evaluating your technical (if applicable), role-specific, and behavioral skills. During your interview, we are looking to learn more about you, your skill set, and the kind of work that excites you. This will help us match you with your Dream Team at Netflix.
How to Prepare for Interviews
Read up on our Culture Memo
One special part of Netflix is our work culture. We encourage you to ask your interviewer(s) questions about our culture, so you can hear firsthand about what it’s like to work at Netflix. You may be asked about which aspects of the memo resonate most with you – or not – so be prepared. The memo is available in 13 languages.
Prepare to talk about your projects on your resume
We want to hear about your projects, internships, and any community/organizations you are involved in. If you took part in internships or group projects, don’t be afraid to shine using the S.T.A.R. Method. The S.T.A.R. Method is a common framework that is used to explain a candidate’s past experiences. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result. When thinking through a past experience, start by explaining the situation, then move on to the task that you were assigned. Continue by explaining the actions that you took, and then wrap up by sharing the results. We recommend having 4-5 examples, in the STAR framework, handy that will help us learn more about the work you contributed to.
Practice technical fundamentals (Software Engineering candidates)
We’ll want to see how well you code in your favorite language. Practice basic algorithms you’re familiar with and make sure to brush up on common data structures. It’s a good idea to create a real interview environment to practice in. For example, practice mock interviews with your friends, mentors, or family members, time yourself, and find a quiet area away from distractions.
Tips for a Successful Interview
Ask clarifying questions
Similar to working on real projects, we usually have questions before we start. We are here to help explain any ambiguities. Please use us as a resource and ask us clarifying questions.
Think out loud
Share your thoughts with us! If we know what you’re thinking, we can be a better partner to you. We would like this interview to be a collaborative experience.
Open to feedback
If your interviewer gives you any feedback during the exercise, we recommend you reflect on it. You don’t need to agree with everything we say but articulate your reasons. Your analysis may just impress us!
If you're stuck, step back and re-evaluate
If you work yourself into a corner and things are becoming harder than they should be, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your approach. Remember to think out loud. We may nudge you onto the right path if we know your thought process!
Don't give up
We want to work with someone with grit, determination, and a mindset to continually improve. When the going gets tough, do you have what it takes to continue? Be resourceful. Share your thoughts. Share where you are stuck. You will persevere!