Developers Corner

10 Reasons Why YOU Should Intern at Achieve

Mar. 6 2017
Sam Griffin
Marketing Intern

I started my marketing internship at Achieve at the beginning of this year and have loved every minute of it. I have been able to challenge myself and gain real-world experience as well as build strong relationships with the rest of the team. I highly recommend applying to join Achieve as an intern for the following reasons:

1. "Bored" Isn't a Thing 

Many companies hire interns to simply be a servant for their coffee runs or leave them bored twiddling their thumbs at a desk in the corner. At Achieve, this is most definitely NOT the case. We utilize our interns by assigning them real-world projects and tasks to keep them busy, engaged, and constantly learning. “Bored” isn’t a part of the intern dictionary.

2. Ohana Means Family 

With our small company size, we have had the opportunity to become a tight-knit family and we treat our interns with the same regard. We are not just colleagues from 9-5; we are friends who love to come to work and learn more about what everyone is up to outside of the office.

3. Afternoon Strolls to Starbucks 

Instead of assigning coffee runs to the interns, we love to take an afternoon stroll to the local starbucks and get some fresh air. The after-lunch slump can hit you hard, so we make sure to pep ourselves back up with some strong coffee and get our legs moving.

4. 5 O'Clock Happy Hour on Fridays

We don’t take happy hour lightly. Every Friday at 5:00pm we migrate to the kitchen to celebrate a productive week of work with a drink of your choice. There’s no better way to start your weekend than with a little fun at the Achieve office.  One of our developers, Dago, recently received a book of "700" cocktails and we are determined to make 5 new ones every Friday.

5. Everyone Needs A Mentor 

Guidance and mentorship are key in an internship. We all need someone to look up to for advice and assistance on either our day-to-day projects or our long-term aspirations and goals. At Achieve, everyone is willing to take time out of their busy day to sit down with you and help you with whatever you need. We are rooting for your success and WANT to help! 

6. Our Office Is S'cute 

Okay...maybe not as cute as puppies but our office it's pretty darn close and so is our location. We moved to trendy Bankers Hill a couple of years ago and haven’t looked back. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars within walking distance that we love to take advantage of for lunch or dinner after work.  Some of the employees may or may not eat a burrito every day from Papas and Tacos down the street...

7. Weekend Festivities  

8 hours a day together isn't enough, so we make sure to plan plenty of events for our fellow employees to unite outside of the office. A few of these events include poker nights, golf tournaments, 10k races, and bar crawls in Little Italy. Company culture is extremely important to the Achieve fam bam and these events play a huge roll in building strong inter-company relationships. We just can't get enough of each other! 

8. Skills, Skills, and More Skills 

Who doesn’t want to add relevant skills to their resume? Every day you will learn something new or add a skill to your toolbox that can enhance your resume and personal brand. This is not your typical “I didn’t learn much” internship - you will leave here with more skills than you can handle and be fully prepared to enter the professional world with a leg up on your peers.

9. There is no "I" in "Team"

Collaboration is key at Achieve. Every Monday we have a Scrum meeting where we all get together and talk about our initiatives for the week and what we plan to accomplish. On Fridays, we meet again to go over what we accomplished any improvements we need to make. Teamwork makes the dreamwork at Achieve and everyone is on each other’s side to get sh@* done.

10. Flexibility and Opportunity 

Ever crawl into a corner and have a mental breakdown because you have absolutely no idea exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life? As a college student, we are still trying to discover our passions and what career path we want to pursue. At Achieve, you have the ability to wear multiple hats and work on projects in different departments to get a taste of what each is like. We encourage our interns to be as curious as possible and gain broad experience in all realms that interest them. It is ok if you feel like you can't decide! We are here to help. 

What do you say?! Let's do this. 

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