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Summer Internships 2018

Today the applications for our 2018 summer internship program open

Epimorphics are looking for two or three interns with enthusiasm for emerging technologies to come and work with us to gain experience from a company at the forefront of data-graph and linked data technologies. There are positions open for software developers and students enthusiastic about communications (business analysis, user research, journalists) These positions are open to undergraduates, postgraduates or people looking for experience.

Self starters will do well here. As a relatively small company, we need to be quick on our feet and interns should be comfortable with projects and tasks evolving dynamically – we’re also open to giving support to your ideas.

Max and Mihajlo describe their experiences as interns in 2017 in the previous blog post.

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Projects

We’ve a number of projects that you could be working on. The details of the project will be finalised when you start, and there will be some opportunity for you to shape the direction of the project.

Typical themes will include:

  • building open-source demos, Alexa skills or data-visualisations to show off some of the linked-data datasets that we work with
  • strengthening our suite of internal infrastructure tools, which help us keep our projects and client deliverables running smoothly.
  • creating open-source libraries and tools to help other developers more easily make use of the open-data that we help our customers to publish
  • building case-studies and researching ROI of data integration and publication technologies

 

About you

For the developers:

You’ll be writing software, so you’ll need to be familiar with at least one programming language, and excited about the idea of learning and working with new languages, libraries or technologies. We mostly work in Java, JavaScript, Ruby and Kotlin, so familiarity with any of those languages would be an advantage. For web development, you’d also need to know at least some HTML5 and CSS.

For the communication & business-development enthusiasts:

Although a non-tech team role, an interest in technology would be beneficial as your role is likely to be split across business development/management and working alongside developers. We’ll get you doing market research, web content support, user research and business diagramming. This would suit someone looking to gain experience for a career in Project Management, Business Analysis/Development, PR, Journalism, Marketing and Comms.

For all:

We work on projects in teams, so being able to describe at least one project you’ve worked on would be helpful, but not essential. Likewise experience with an agile framework approach or familiarity with tools such as Git and Trello would be advantageous but not necessary. We are looking to not just give you hands-on development experience, but also a working knowledge of how to work collaboratively within a project team. Each intern will have one or more mentors from the company who will guide them and the project over the duration of the internship.

 

About Us

We love working with data and creating technology which makes a difference – whether in small or ground breaking ways.

We are a team of passionate people who love solving interesting challenges. Our team includes accomplished computer scientists and data experts who helped define the standards in the Semantic Web and Linked Data, and co-developed Apache Jena. We’ve built ground-breaking linked-data services for the public sector here in the UK and elsewhere. Many of our public sector and Open Data projects have a direct positive benefit for society.

About the position

We’d like you to have time to make a solid contribution to our work, so this position is expected to last for three months over the summer. Our 2017 interns joined us in July and finished late September.

Salary will be paid at a rate of £1,500 per month.

 

How to apply

Please send a CV and a covering letter, explaining why you’d like to join us as an intern, what relevant skills and experiences you have, and whether any of the project themes particularly interest you. Email your application to careers@epimorphics.com 

Epimorphics is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from anyone, especially from groups who are under-represented in the software development community today.


LIZZIE SCUFFELL
LIZZIE SCUFFELL

USER RESEARCHER

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