SAS Institute

SAS is a statistical software suite developed by SAS Institute for data management, advanced analytics, multivariate analysis, business intelligence, criminal investigation, and predictive analytics.


SAS Institute

Looks For

SAS looks for well rounded individuals with good hearts. They are looking for those who embrace technology, have strong communication skills, are curious, passionate, authentic, and accountable.

History of

SAS Institute

In 1966, vast amounts of agricultural data were being collected through USDA grants but there were no computerized statistics programs to analyze the data. Eight universities came together under a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to solve that problem. The resulting program, the Statistical Analysis System, gave SAS both the basis for its name and its corporate beginnings. Fast Company ranked them as the #1 Best Workplace for Innovation Award and Money Magazine claims SAS Analytics is the #1 career skill to have.

SAS Institute

Internship Programs

SAS Institute Internship Program

SAS offers 10 to 12 week internships in the summer in a variety of roles such as Sales, Software Engineering, Marketing, and Business Operations. Interns are welcomed from day one as a valuable member and trusted with great responsibility. Through the program, students can take skills they've previously learned in the classroom and take them to the next level with their work as well as build new skills. Interns also will get an inside look of working at a top company and learn about different career paths at SAS. SAS Institute's internship program was ranked #4 by Vault for Best Tech & Engineering internships. While most internships are in the summer, there are a few internships (like Accounting) available year-round as well as Co-Ops to go hand-in-hand with your coursework during the semester.

Types of Internships:

  • Technical (Software Developer, Software Quality Tester, IT, Product Management, Pre-sales /Systems Engineer, UX & Design)
  • Business (Finance, Sales, Marketing, Legal, Human Resources)
  • Analytical (Risk Management, Statistics)
  • Corporate Services (Landscaping, Food Services, Support Teams)

What it's like to Work at

SAS Institute

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Human Resources / People / Talent
Sales / Account Management
Consulting / Professional Services
Legal / Public Policy
Research & Development
Brand Marketing
Office Locations
Washington DC
Austin, TX
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
New York, NYC
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Raleigh, NC

Internship Info

Number of interns (2022)
Preferred education level
Current undergraduate student
  • Earn while you learn (paid internships)
  • Mentoring from the top minds in business
  • Culture that promotes work-life balance
  • Meaningful projects, not tedious tasks
  • Presentation / communication skills training
  • Campus environment that fosters innovation
  • Executive fireside chats with leadership
  • Coffeeshops serving Starbucks
  • On-site cafes with sushi and pizza ovens
  • Fitness, aquatics, and sports complex
  • Social and cultural events to unwind

SAS Institute

Interview Process

Applications for internships are open from September to February, interviews run from November to April, and internships begin in May/June. The steps of the interview process depend on what role you are applying for.

1. Initial phone screen

The first step in the interview process is a quick phone conversation to go over your background and resume to see if you would be a good fit. Some applicants report having an online test prior to this step with pre-recorded, non-technical questions.

2. Virtual interview

The next step in the process is a virtual interview with the hiring manager and the team you would be working with.