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About Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo was founded in 1994 by graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo—it went public the very next year. Today, the compan's  network of websites offers news, entertainment, and shopping, as well as search results powered by Microsoft's Bing. Yahoo! generates most of its revenue through providing search and display advertising to Web operations in three categories: Communications & Communities (including Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Groups, and Flickr), Search and Marketplaces (Yahoo! Search), and Media (Yahoo! Homepage, Yahoo! Finance). Other revenues come from fee-based services such as premium e-mail; royalties, licenses, and mobile products; and broadband Internet access. In 2016, Yahoo! agreed to sell its core internet business to Verizon for about $4.8 billion.

Yahoo! interns work in both technical and nontechnical fields. Interns can work in IT, technology and ad systems development, on applications and on the company’s production network. Past projects have included developing a global AIDS awareness campaign with Yahoo! for Good, conducting applied machine-learning research, managing creative design and execution for Yahoo! Answers and getting Yahoo! Anecdotal off the ground. In addition, the firm offers intern positions in its software engineering, product management, sales, business development, corporate development, finance, marketing, HR, legal, customer care and surfing departments. Interns work closely with Yahoo! employees (known affectionately as “Yahoos”), doing everything from negotiating deals to developing new technologies and products. They also have the opportunity to present their research in a poster session at the end of the internship.

Some recent internship openings have included:

Yahoo! Finance Editorial Intern: Interns gain hands-on experience reporting for one of the world’s leading financial news services. Successful interns produce breaking news stories under deadline pressure for Yahoo's coverage of financial markets, economies, technology, business and governments. An intern's responsibilities may also include pitching and writing enterprise stories, conducting interviews and collaborating with other consumer-facing media platforms.


Tech Interns -  Yahoo! is looking for front-end and back-end Software Developers, UX Designers, and Product Engineers that can contribute to the development of the company's exciting next-generation products. Those excited about the overall lifecycle of a product - building, coding, testing, launching and learning will benefit from this internships because they will learn and gain hands-on experience while being engaged in projects with significant impact on the success of Yahoo businesses. A qualified candidate is a great problem solver, the capability to work independently as well as with a team, and the willingness to learn from our leadership.



Open to students currently enrolled in a full-time academic program. Preference is given to college, graduate (MA and PhD) and MBA students.


Requirements will differ depending on the internship program.

For example, requirements for editorial positions have included:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • working knowledge of business, economics, and/or personal finance

  • desire to make dry business content fun and interesting

  • familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media

Requirements for software and technology-based positions have included:

  • Knowledge of software engineering processes, agile framework, tools (e.g.: programming proficiency in a language, preferably Java, C/C++, JavaScript methods, test development, support, algorithms and data structure.

  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts, large-scale software architecture, networking and distributed systems, and UNIX/Linux environments.

  • Experience in one or many of the following is a plus:

    • Front-end language: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.JS, Angular.JS Framework (JQuery or YUI)

    • Back-end experience (Grid, Hadoop, etc.)

    • Familiarity with Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, LAMP

    • Experience building or maintaining databases (Oracle, mySQL, Hive, etc.)

    • Cross-browser, cross-platform coding

    • Security

    • Large-scale, large-user base website development experience

    • Data mining, machine learning, AI, statistics, information retrieval, linguistic analysis

    • Strong mathematical background

    • Internship experience at a tech company


Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.
701 1st Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Fax: (408) 349-3301


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


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