Easy Access is an early stage educational technology start-up working to help underserved students access higher education. We are a social enterprise looking to build a platform for students, counselors, and colleges that will increase equity in the transition from high school to higher education.
Internship Job Description:
About the Role
We are looking for a software development intern to help us combine two technology products: 1) a college search mobile app that students will use to simplify their college search and 2) a desktop caseload management app for high school counselors. We already have a great start on development so you will be adding on to existing projects already two years in the making. Our technology stack for our mobile development includes: Firebase for authentication, Firestore for database, Go for the back-end, React Native for the front end, and Heroku and Expo for hosting. For the counselor web application we use Firebase and React.
Details & Expectations
We are offering an unpaid, 10 hour per week, 10 week summer internship. We are flexible on the exact dates, but it will run approximately from June 1 to August 6.
This is an early-stage start-up. The organization consists of two co-founders and a team of 3-4 summer interns. You will have the freedom and opportunity to work directly with the co-founders, collaborating on what ends up being an impactful product by the end of the summer!
Our internship positions are part-time and flexible. Please be open with your available time commitment and your preference for working on different aspects of mobile development (e.g. front-end, back-end). If you are passionate about this project, we can find a role that fits you.
The co-founders are based in Raleigh and Durham, NC, but the role will be remote for the summer. We mainly communicate over Gmail and Slack, and will have regular video calls to check in, brainstorm, and answer questions.
Salary & Benefits
We are working off a grant, so we unfortunately can’t provide benefits or health insurance.
This internship is unpaid and part-time. We expect 10 hours per week of work, so hopefully you will be able to find additional paid employment if you need it.
This is a great opportunity for graduate and upper-division undergraduate students who are interested in contributing to an early stage social good start-up.
We are looking for:
Desire to use your coding superpower for social good! An engagement with social and educational issues.
Demonstrated initiative and willingness to learn. We will provide our vision, help with design, and guide you to our outcomes. However, we are not tech people, so we will be relying on you to tell us what is possible and to figure out how to execute the vision. You will be the technical expert on this project, so it’s a great opportunity to get experience in each aspect of the development process. You will be responsible for the entirety of code so experience developing your own project from start to finish is a big plus.
Communication. Living in the time of Covid-19 requires us all to step up our communication skills! We mainly communicate via email & slack and hold weekly or twice a week Google Hangout meetings to set priorities. We are always available to answer questions, troubleshoot, and brainstorm.
Familiarity with Heroku and experience setting up and maintaining back-end infrastructure (for the back-end position).
Experience with Go (for the back-end position– not required– few people have experience with Go).
Type and Timing of Internship:
Chapel Hill, NC
To apply or for more information, please email Vitaly Radsky at email@example.com. To apply, please send:
Resume and a portfolio of any relevant work;
A short note in the email describing your motivation for this project and your availability for this summer (we don’t need a full, formal cover letter).
Primary Contact and Email:
Vitaly Rockwald Radsky