Stripe

Stripe builds economic infrastructure on the internet. Businesses use Stripe software to accept online payments, send payouts, and manage their businesses. These businesses come in all sizes, from small startups to corporate giants. They include online and in person retailers, subscription businesses, software platforms and marketplaces, and everything in between.

What

Stripe

Looks For

Stripe has created a work environment that prizes rigor, discipline, and reliability. The company is highly interdependent, meaning that they value feedback and criticism on projects from anyone in the company, regardless of if they worked on said project or not. Employees are expected to be creative, able to operate outside of their job descriptions, and to have ambitious target goals. They should expect a substantial amount of risk and ambiguity in their projects, as Stripe prides itself on being a company that continues to find problems to solve. Stripe also expects all employees to treat their colleagues exceptionally well. In their words, “No matter how talented, we won’t hire jerks”.




History of

Stripe

Stripe was founded in 2010 by two brothers, Stripe has capitalized on the potential of the online economy. They hope that by removing the barriers to online commerce, they can help more new businesses get started, help expedite growth for existing companies, and increase economic output and trade globally. Stripe has offices and clients around the world, with 14 global offices and millions of Stripe users.

Stripe

Internship Programs

Stripe’s Summer Internship Program

Stripe offers 12- and 16-week internships, housing included, to undergraduate and graduate students in the summer at all of their hub offices: San Francisco, Seattle, Dublin, and Singapore. Stripe does not believe internships are an opportunity to “pay your dues”, but instead believes in fully integrating with other Stripes and working on meaningful projects. Stripe interns fix real problems and help real users.

Internship applications run from August to February, but the earlier you apply, the better. Furthermore, there is much potential for a full-time position stemming from your internship as the majority of Stripe’s new grad hires are former interns.

What it's like to Work at

Stripe

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Operations
PR / Corporate Communications
Marketing
Sales Operations
Engineering
Design (UI/UX)
Finance
Legal / Public Policy
Business Development / Corporate Development
Human Resources / People / Talent
Data / Analytics
Product
IT/IS
industries
Tech
Financial Services
office locations
Greater Chicago
Greater San Francisco
Greater New York
Greater Seattle

Internship Info

Number of interns (2022)
Preferred education level
Undergraduate and graduate students
Perks
  • Stripe 101: a robust intern onboarding program
  • Intern demo days
  • Speaker series
  • Team-building events
  • Community engagement
  • Housing


Stripe

Interview Process

The interviewing process at Stripe typically lasts for three weeks and consists of different phases.

1. HackerRank Assessment

If you are applying for the Software Engineering internship, you will have to complete this coding challenge prior to the phone interview.

2. Phone Screen

This preliminary interview is typically conducted by a recruiter. The questions will be technical; if you are applying for the Software Engineering internship, you will have to complete more coding and programming tests.

3. Video/On-Site Interviews

Applicants will complete multiple rounds of interviews with managers and executives either in-person or through a video platform. The interviews will be a mix of technical and conversational. Applicants will be asked about their past experiences and qualifications and also will be tested on their quantitative and analytical skills.