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 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)