Fitbit is counting on you to take steps to get in shape. And you can count your steps and fitness by wearing a Fitbit device on your wrist. The company makes the most popular devices in the emerging fitness tracker market with nearly 11 million sold in 2014. Its line of wearable devices track steps, calories burned, and duration of activity. Other measurements taken by the spectrum of Fitbit devices include sleep duration and quality, heart rate, and distance and route. All Fitbit devices sync with computers and some sync with apps on mobile devices to show feedback. More than 45,000 stores carry Fitbits including Best Buy, Target, Dick's Sporting Goods, as does Amazon.com. The company raised $380 million in an initial public stock offering in June 2015.
Fitbit offers great opportunities for college students. Those who take advantage of the internship opportunities will enjoy a company culture that combines the spirit of startup with the perks of being public—offering a competitive benefits package and amazing perks like free lunches, Friday happy hours, on-site fitness classes and more. As part of the team, interns will have the opportunity to grow their career, contribute ideas to life-changing products and services, and—above all—have fun doing it.
We have highlighted one internship offered to students:
Electrical Engineer Intern: Fitbit is looking for an Electrical Engineer Intern to be an integral part of the Electrical engineering team and work on upcoming Fitbit products. As an intern, the chosen candidate(s) will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including:
Support the hardware design for new products, working closely with experts on the team
Develop deep discipline knowledge to implement solutions on multiple products
Tackle surprise problems in development and in production
Find and solve new design issues at board bring-up
Assist with component selection, layout, documentation
Collaborate closely with test group on production test fixtures
Those who wish to apply for the position should:
Be pursuing a BS or MS in EE or related technical field
Have a demonstrated passion for learning and engineering
Possess strong communication and teamwork skills
405 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Number of Interns: Varies
Academic Level: College Seniors, Graduate Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science
San Francisco, CA