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Software Engineer Intern, Summer 2024

News Break

News Break

Software Engineering
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

About NewsBreak

NewsBreak is redefining the way users interact with local news and their communities. By bridging local users, local content creators, and local businesses, our mission is to foster safer, more vibrant, and authentically connected lives. Through robust collaborations with thousands of local publishers and businesses across the nation, NewsBreak is revolutionizing how a new wave of readers access and engage with essential, locally sourced content & information.

Since our inception in 2015, our trajectory has been nothing short of remarkable. We proudly stand as the nation’s premier local news app, boasting 60 million monthly active users and clinching the top spot in the news category on both Google Play and the App Store.

As a Series-C unicorn startup, our headquarter nestles in the tech hub of Mountain View, California, with other offices in New York City and Seattle. For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

About the Role

We are hiring interns for Summer 2024 across our Engineering department. This is a 10-12 week paid internship beginning in May/June, must be able to work on-site in our Mountain View, CA or Bellevue, WA office.

Highlighted projects include:

1. AI Generated Ads project (Bellevue, WA):
- Enhance the NewsBreak ads targeting by rendering ads to feed the predictive ML models
- Develop an Ads Blocker tool with Selenium to improve ticket handling efficiency by applying your web automation skills

2. Content service project (Mountain View, CA):
- Upgrade NewsBreak's publisher portal by designing and implementing the backend system with publisher onboarding, verification, payment and data management features
- Build a scalable backend system from ground up to enable content ingestion and management of overall NewsBreak content system

3. MSP Monetization project (Mountain View, CA):
- Explore and implement automation for Ads A/B test
- Lead an exploratory project to conduct MSP Ads testing for all scenarios

4. Newsletter project (Mountain View, CA):
- Develop an internal service tool from the ground up to automate the processing of Newsletter user subscriptions and streamline troubleshooting processes
- Enhance Newsletter deliverability by implementing a fault-tolerant scheduler


  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD program in Computer Science or related fields. Must be in the last year of your program.
  • Experience with software development processes.
  • Strong programming skills in one of the major programming languages Python, Java, C++. etc.
  • Experience in conducting research and data analysis.
  • Strong communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.