UpWork is a company that connects freelancers across the globe with people seeking working professionals. Their platform allows for customers to seek out the perfect freelance employee, negotiate and pay all on their site.



Looks For

UpWork likes individuals who are action-oriented with an entrepreneurial-mindset. UpWork likes those who are true to themselves and are constantly looking to develop themselves both personally and professionally. UpWork employees are typically passionate about UpWork’s social mission and work cross-functionally to achieve company goals.

History of


The company arose when a techy in Silicon Valley decided that his friend in Athens was the best fit for a job he needed done. His team was skeptical about working with someone so far away, so he created a platform that helped entrepreneurs connect with clients on a global scale.


Internship Programs

UpWork Internship Program

UpWork has internship positions available for a variety of positions. Interns at UpWork get the unique chance to work right next to the CEO and when they say “open door policy”, they mean it. As an intern, you will work cross-functionally with other teams and on projects that have a direct impact on the company.

What it's like to Work at


Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Data / Analytics
UI & UX Design
Human Resources / People / Talent
Legal / Public Policy
Sales Operations
Office Locations
San Francisco, CA
Chicago, IL

Internship Info

Number of interns (2022)
Preferred education level
Current undergraduate student
  • Work from home Wednesdays
  • Open door policy
  • Free lunch everyday
  • Fun social events


Interview Process

The interview process at UpWork is generally pleasant and welcoming.

1. Initial Phone Screening

There is an initial phone screening with a recruiter just to go over your resume, experience, and interests and see if you should be moved forward to the next step.

2. Virtual Interview(s)

The next step is virtual or in-person interview(s). For technical positions, there will be a technical interview, often through Google Hangouts.

3. On-Site Interview

The next step is then an in-person interview which typically consists of behavioral questions as well as more specific questions in regards to the responsibilities of the role.