Snap Inc.

An American camera and social media company, specializing in Snapchat, Spectacles, and Bitmoji.


Snap Inc.

Looks For

Snap Inc. hires smart, kind and creative students and professionals. They also look for individuals who work well with others, as they believe that the best products come from a collaboration of different kinds of people. They seek individuals who express themselves, live in the moment, and want to learn about the world.

History of

Snap Inc.

Snap Inc. was founded in 2011 by Stanford students Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown, and Bobby Murphy. Reportedly, Brown came up with the idea of a social media app that enabled users to post photos and videos that disappeared from the site after a few moments and launched . In July, 2011, the co-founders released “Picaboo”, the precursor to Snapchat, but right afterward, Spiegel and Murphy forced Brown out of the company, and relaunched the company as Snapchat in September, 2011. Both Stanford students were only juniors at the time. As for Brown, he settled for $157 million in September 2014 with the two co-founders. Today, they have a strong management team, relatively low debt, and a passionate user base. Snapchat is in a great position for growth going forward. Today, Snap serves two constituencies: its users, who average of about 220 million a day, and the advertisers who pay Snap to reach those users. Almost all of Snap's revenue comes from advertisers.

Snap Inc.

Internship Programs

Snap Inc. Intern Program

Snap offers internship programs year-round in a variety of roles across 7 Snap offices, with a focus on Engineering, Research and Business. Their internship program invites students to work alongside some of the brightest in their field to tackle emerging challenges with cutting-edge technology. Interns are encouraged to make a real impact at Snap — so you’ll be placed on a meaningful project right away, inspired to expand your skill set, and see the results of your work go live! Snap provides an environment where you're encouraged to grow, be mentored by smart leaders and have an opportunity to improve every single day.

Types of Internships:

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Business

What it's like to Work at

Snap Inc.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
PR / Corporate Communications
Legal / Public Policy
Human Resources / People / Talent
Research & Development
Sales / Account Management
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Office Locations
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Chicago, IL
New York, NYC
Seattle, WA

Internship Info

Number of interns (2022)
Preferred education level
All years
  • Meaningful work
  • Access to mentors

Snap Inc.

Interview Process

The interview process is roughly 1-2 stages:

1. Initial Phone Screen

The first step of the process is One interview with HR Manager/Recruiter - Background interview. Be prepared to discuss: Why Snap?

2. Interviews

The next step is a round of interviews. For Software Engineering internship positions, there is a 60minute Hackerrank coding challenge followed by two virtual interviews usuallly hosted by an engineer with another observing. One may be more focused on traditional coding, the other on problem-solving. Both are held on Google HangOuts.