Software Development and Engineering 2021 Internships

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Put your programming skills to the test as you work alongside senior staff to design and develop the next generation of Esri's innovative software.


Depending on your areas of study and interest, you'll work on our desktop, web, mobile, server, 2D/3D visualization computer graphics, imagery, more!

This past summer, interns in Software Development and Engineering worked on a wide range of challenging projects such as

  • Exploring machine learning driven GIS for aerial detection
  • Building utility geoprocessing server and portal functions for ArcGIS Enterprise
  • Developing and implementing JavaScript web app with analytical functions within ArcGIS

Program Timeline

  • Applications Accepted: September 1–December 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST
  • Interviews: Students selected for phone interviews will be notified by email on a rolling basis October 2020–January 1, 2021
  • Internship: 12 weeks beginning in late May or June

Note: After the December 31 application deadline, we will begin providing regular updates to all applicants on a rolling basis. Please log back into your account to view application status updates.


  • We seek students who are majoring in computer science and are currently enrolled in a 4-year bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD program at a university in the United States; undergrads must be in junior or senior standing
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2021
  • Able to complete a 12-week internship beginning in May or June 2021
  • Knowledge in one or more of these areas: C++, C#, Python, Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML5, iOS, Android or Windows mobile technology; no GIS required!

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.





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