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Guide to Internships at Pinterest

Company Description

Pinterest is a medium of social media that allows users to catalog their ideas through the posting of pictures. Pinterest has also opened up an avenue for marketers to promote their products through their website.


  • Industry: Social Media
  • Founded: 2010
  • Type: Privately Traded
  • Headquarters: 808 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
  • Company Size: 500+ Employees
  • Average Employee Age: 29
  • Tech Stack: Java, Python

How to get an interview?

  • Apply Online
  • Career Fairs: University of California Berkeley
  • Employee Referral

Internship Overview

  • Application Opening: Early August
  • Internship Locations: San Francisco
  • Internship Length: 12 weeks
  • Housing Stipend: $3000 monthly
  • Intern Class Size: 60

Interview Process

  1. One hour interview over phone and collbedit. Expect a focus of the interview to be based around technical skills
  2. Similar breakdown to first interview

Previous Intern Experiences

Software Engineering Intern

  • Work on shopping features to improve converstion rate of users
  • Redesigning parts of mobile and web content
  • Creating internal tools to assist engineering teams
  • Owned the developer site and wrote major site features in ReactJS and Flask
  • Managed a team of 6 engineers to productionize Pinterest SDK’s to the general public
  • Designed and implemented a machine learning model that detects suspicious logins on Pinterest
  • Connected a trained model to perform live scoring and take actions to protect users

Compensation Table

Role Reported Compensation
Software Engineering Intern - Hourly $55