Today, we’re catching up with Dave Schwantes, senior software engineer, and Andrea Coravos, Instacart’s first software engineering intern, to learn more about what it’s like to work at Instacart.
How did Instacart’s engineering internship program get started?
Dave: About a year ago we started designing Instacart’s first engineering internship program but it got shelved in order to focus on other company goals. Then back in April my teammate Erik suggested to our VP that we should have an internship program. He made a pretty convincing case and soon we were working together with other members of the Engineering and Recruiting teams to bring on our first interns.