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Guide to Internships at Nest

Company Description

Nest is creating smart home gadgets. Starting with a thermostat Nest has now released security cameras and smoke detectors. Nest Labs was acquired by Google for $3.2 billion in 2014, and has went through some restructuring to shuffle some of its engineers into Google teams.


  • Industry: Home Automation
  • Founded: 2010
  • Type: Parent Company Alphabet, Privately Traded
  • Headquarters: 3400 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
  • Company Size: 1000+ Employees
  • Average Employee Age: 31
  • Tech Stack: C++, Python, Scala, Javascript, Html, CSS

How to get an interview?

  • Apply Online
  • Career Fairs: Stanford University
  • Employee Referral

Internship Overview

  • Application Opening: December
  • Internship Locations: Palo Alto CA
  • Internship Length: 12 weeks
  • Housing Stipend: Corporate Housing
  • Intern Class Size: 55

Interview Process

  1. A one hour technical interview scheduled over Skype and Collabedit
  2. After this round, another one hour technical interview scheduled over Skype and Collabedit

Previous Intern Experiences

Software Engineering Intern

  • Create internal tools to expand automation infrastructure
  • Work on machine learning system to keep homes at an ideal temperature

UX Engineering Intern

  • Build Ruby gems to illustrate living styleguide
  • Create holidat promotions (Html, Sass, Javascript)

UI/UX Design Intern

  • Create motion designing with visual storyboarding
  • Create icon designs for new products
  • Create designs and animations for iOS and Android Nest application

Compensation Table

Role Reported Compensation
Software Engineering Intern - Hourly $36