As an intern at Affirm, you will be a contributing member of our world-class engineering team, and as such you will work on meaningful projects and frequently ship code. Recent grads and past interns have built a real-time high-throughput data processing pipeline, developed an extensive automated testing framework, and built out our proprietary financial platform that is central to our long term company mission.
We are excited to meet and consider strong students for (full-time) internships at any time of the year. Interns will join one of Product Engineering, Risk Engineering, Bank Engineering, or Infrastructure Engineering teams. We are a dynamic organization that is happy to tailor projects to your skillsets, and we will work with you throughout the interview process to determine which team will be best for you.

What You'll Do

  • Interns are responsible for developing and shipping a project and verifying that it works in production. Because things are changing fast at Affirm, we do not specify intern projects in advance, instead you will collaborate with your mentor and manager when you start to spec a project that will best contribute to your team.
  • You will ship code and monitor the deployment of your work. Our intern projects are not isolated or intended to be thrown away: your team will depend on your contributions.
  • We will pair you with a dedicated mentor who will be by your side to give advice and ensure the success of your project. You can expect to meet with them on a regular basis and receive feedback.
  • Attend events with other interns and full-time Affirmers. Past events have included mini-golf, scavenger hunts, and Giants games.
  • Present your work to the entire engineering organization at the end of your internship.
  • What We Look For

  • Passion and dedication to change consumer banking for the better
  • Experience with Python, C/C++ or Java
  • Frontend experience in WebApps/JavaScript/AngularJS/React
  • Strong communication skills
  • Bonus Points for Familiarity with:

  • Continuous deployment and testing frameworks
  • API development/documentation
  • AWS or other PaS frameworks
    At Affirm we are using technology to re-imagine and re-build core parts of financial infrastructure to enable friendlier and more transparent financial products and services that improve lives.
    We believe the financial industry is fundamentally broken. Not only is the core infrastructure built with technology from the 1970s, but there are a dwindling number of people who say "I trust my bank to look out for me". It doesn’t have to be this way, and it’s our mission to fix this problem.
    We are based in San Francisco; founded by Max Levchin (founding CTO of PayPal), Jeff Kaditz (CDO DeNA/ngmoco), and Nathan Gettings (founding CTO of Palantir); and building a team of exceptionally talented people to join us on our mission.