Build the future of data. Join the Snowflake team.


  • Paid, full-time internships in the heart of the software industry
  • Post-internship career opportunities (full-time and/or additional internships)
  • Exposure to a fast-paced, yet fun, startup culture
  • A chance to work with world-class experts on challenging projects
  • Opportunity to provide meaningful contributions to a real system used by customers
  • High level of access to supervisors (manager and mentor), detailed direction without micromanagement, feedback throughout your internship, and a final evaluation
  • Embraced as a full member of the diverse Snowflake engineering team


  • How to build enterprise grade, reliable, and trustworthy software/services
  • Exposure to SQL and/or other database technologies (e.g., Spark, Hadoop)
  • Understanding of database internals, large-scale data processing, transaction processing, distributed systems, and data warehouse design
  • Implementation, testing of features in query compilation, compiler design, query execution
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure, AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud in particular
  • Learning about cutting edge database technology and research


  • Database Query Engine, and Service Runtime, Streaming
  • High performance large-scale data processing
  • Large-scale distributed systems
  • Query compilation and optimization
  • Geospatial Design/Geographic IS (map compilation, CRS manipulation, geo features processing)
  • Software-as-a-Service platform
  • Software frameworks for stability and performance testing

  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college/university program during the time of the internship
  • Required: A completed BS degree, with an MS or PhD in progress
  • Desired Majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Math, or related field 
  • Required coursework: algorithms, data structures, and operating systems
  • Recommended coursework: compilers, database systems, distributed systems, Geospatial/Geographic IS  
  • Bonus experience: Research or publications in databases or distributed systems, experience with geo features processing, and contributions to open source. 
  • Duration: 4 month minimum, 6 months recommended, up to 12 months supported, start date flexible
  • Excellent programming skills in C++ or Java 
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Strong problem solving and ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment
  • Fluent English language skills (oral and written)
  • Experience with working as a part of a team
  • Dedication and passion for technology



Snowflake delivers the Data Cloud—a global network where thousands of organizations mobilize data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. Inside the Data Cloud, organizations unite their siloed data, easily discover and securely share governed data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single and seamless experience across multiple public clouds. Snowflake’s platform is the engine that powers and provides access to the Data Cloud, creating a solution for data warehousing, data lakes, data engineering, data science, data application development, and data sharing. Join Snowflake customers, partners, and data providers already taking their businesses to new frontiers in the Data Cloud.