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Guide to Internships at LinkedIn

Company Description

LinkedIn is professional networking service that allows users to stay in touch with colleagues, employees, employers, recruiters. For businesses LikedIn provides tools and analytics to enhance recruitment process. LinkedIn was acquired for $26.2 billion by Microsoft.


  • Industry: Social Network
  • Founded: 2002
  • Type: Parent Company Microsoft, Publicly Traded
  • Headquarters: 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043 United States
  • Company Size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Average Employee Age: 30
  • Tech Stack: Python, C++, Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript

How to get an interview?

  • Apply Online
  • Career Fairs: University of California Berkeley, Cornell University, Stanford University, Santa Clata University, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Employee Referral

Internship Overview

  • Application Opening: September
  • Internship Locations: Sunnyvale CA, San Francisco CA, Calabasas CA, New York City NY
  • Internship Length: 12 weeks
  • Housing Stipend: Corporate housing provided
  • Intern Class Size: 250

Interview Process

  1. HackerRank coding challenge
  2. HR phone screen to discuss culture fit and internship preferences
  3. 45 minute technical phone screen over collabedit. Expect easy-medium Leet code problems
  4. Another 45 minute technical phone screen, which is generally more difficult than the previous interview

Previous Intern Experiences

Software Engineering Intern

  • Custom push notifications for mobile (Java)

UI Engineering Intern

  • Work on new linkedin.com (Ember.js)

Compensation Table

Role Reported Compensation
Software Engineering Intern - Hourly $45
UI Engineering Intern - Hourly $45