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2020 Step Into Tech Internship Program
Through our Step Into Tech Internship program, OpenSesame provides high school students in underrepresented communities with the opportunity to increase their exposure to technology and grow their skills in all areas of tech including teamwork and innovation.
Who is OpenSesame?
Our vision is that everyone can easily access the training they need to advance their purpose. With the most comprehensive catalog of elearning courses from the world’s top publishers, we are here to help companies every step of the way. But we don’t just care about companies and their workforces, we are committed to our vision in many other ways, from encouraging our employees to continuously better themselves to providing access to tech careers to high schoolers and college students through our internship programs.
The Step Into Tech with OpenSesame internship program is an ongoing, year-round, paid internship program available to high school students in the greater Portland, OR area. Our focus is students and high schools serving underrepresented communities in the greater Portland area. This year our program will be fully remote.
At OpenSesame, you will have a chance to grow your professional network while gaining a sense of what it’s like to have a career in technology. You will gain a wide array of technical and business skills. In addition to growing your skills, you will have the opportunity to experience first hand what it is like working in a fast-paced, growing tech company. This is a paid internship and the minimum commitment to the program 5 hours a week. You may also be eligible for high school course credit.
Your primary responsibilities will depend on the team you are assigned to. After you apply, if we move forward with your application, you will be sent an interest quiz to determine what areas of the business you want to learn more about. To apply, please fill out the information below and attach a one sheet cover letter that tells us about yourself and why you are interested in interning at OpenSesame- be sure to include what you are passionate about! Please also include the school you attend/grade you are in and how many hours a week will you be available to dedicate to this internship. We will provide you with equipment if needed.
Who we’re looking for:
- Current Junior or Senior in high school in the greater Portland Or area.
- A great attitude and a willingness to learn
- Demonstrated reliability and strong interest in working in business or technology.
- The ability to work at least 3-5 hours per week, during or after school remotely from home.
- Finally, the most important thing to us is that you have a passion for learning and have a willingness to grow your skills!
We help companies worldwide train their amazingly diverse workforces. We understand how different perspectives are vital to the success of a company. At OpenSesame, we are committed to inclusion across race, gender, religion, age, and identity. We work hard, challenge ourselves to learn quickly, embrace daily improvements, and support each other and our customers every step of the way. Driven by our people. Strengthened by our differences.
Questions? Please email StepIntoTech@opensesame.com
OpenSesame at a glance
OpenSesame focuses on Enterprise Software, E-Commerce, Education, Marketplaces, and Corporate Training. Their company has offices in Portland. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, OpenSesame has raised $49M of funding; their latest round was closed on May 2019.