Software Engineering Internships

United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200554359
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, extraordinary ideas have a way of becoming phenomenal products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Apple is seeking highly motivated, engineering students with a strong background in either Back-End Engineering, Core OS, Web Development, and iOS and/or macOS app Development to join its team of highly skilled software engineers. At Apple, our software engineers are the brains behind some of the industry’s biggest breakthroughs! macOS, Siri, Apple Maps, iOS and iCloud — not to mention the system-level software for iPhone and Apple TV — all started here. These teams are on the front line of our constant charge toward innovation.


Some responsibilities in Software Engineering may include: Backend Development – Building the features that Apple users love (like Siri) work by presenting data to the user-facing applications. Backend development opportunities are available for students in the following areas: Siri, iCloud, Apple Maps, Core OS, macOS, Frameworks and Applications, Audio and Media Technologies, Graphics and Displays, Audio/Video Software Integration and Localization, Advanced Computation, iWorks, Pro Apps, Apple Music, Security, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Core OS - The Core OS team is responsible for the design, build, and development of core technologies that are deployed across all Apple. Product areas include the iPhone, iPad, Watch, MacBook, iMac, Apple TV, Vision Pro and audio accessories. User Experience (UX) – works closely with the other designers on the team. They are responsible for building elegant UX experiences that are simple, intuitive, and impactful. They are working in a constantly evolving environment and perform effectively under dynamic fast-paced conditions. User Interface (UI) - You will work with UX team, backend engineers and other front end engineers to develop a web portal for building an end to end software development journey. iOS and Web Development - Helps build web-based and iOS tools and applications to improve our products and do more for our customers. Our developers are responsible for crafting the direction of our products by considering the architecture, performance, testing, design, and implementation. Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) - Produce key business and technical infrastructure at Apple handling orders from the online store, building applications that improve the retail store experience, developing solutions to enable customers to learn about and support their devices, providing network bandwidth for our services around the world, processing every transaction in iTunes, and closing the books. From Apple ID to the Apple website to our data centers around the globe, IS&T manages the systems and services that so many rely on. They also build the custom tools that empower our employees to solve problems on their own. Information Security - protects Apple's information, including business, employee, and customer data wherever it goes. Our tools and services protect against threats that seek to compromise our systems, monitor the stability and security of our internal environment, and track emerging threats and vulnerabilities that might build an opportunity for an attacker. Engineers at Apple work on both UI level and lower-level implementation details. The successful intern candidate will be amenable to working in an exciting, fast paced, dynamic, collaborative environment. The person filling this position must be a hands-on, enthusiastic, self-motivated developer with strong initiative. You will have a real passion for extraordinary user experiences and an eye for details.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing BS/MS/PhD program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Design, or related fields.
  • At the end of the internship, you must return to school to continue your education or the internship must be the last requirement for you to graduate.

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • It’s helpful if you meet one or more of the following qualifications, but it isn’t a requirement
  • Strong object-oriented design skills, coupled with a deep knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Proficiency in one or more developer skills: Java, C/C++, PHP, Python, Ruby, Unix, MySQL, Clojure, Scala, Java Script, CSS, HTML5, Swift
  • Experience in sophisticated methodologies such as Data Modeling, Validation, Processing, MapReduce
  • Experience with distributed technologies such as HDFS, Spark, Golang, Hadoop, Mongo, Pig, Hive
  • Experience with web frameworks such as AngularJS, NodeJS, SproutCore
  • Experience with iOS and macOS developing in Swift, XCode or Objective-C
  • Client-Server protocol & API design Skills
  • Able to craft multi-functional requirements and translate them into practical engineering tasks
  • A fundamental knowledge of embedded processors, with in-depth knowledge of real time operating system concepts
  • Excellent debugging and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-based environment

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.