Student Programs

Esri Intern Hackathon

Collaborate in teams to come up with new ideas during a weekend of innovation and friendly competition.


Esri User Conference

Held in July in San Diego, California, this conference is the largest gathering of GIS professionals in the world.



Creating software that makes a difference

Varun Shah, a student at North Carolina State University, shares his #esriexperience and what makes a software engineering internship at Esri unique.

Student Programs FAQ

Do you offer internships at any time other than summer?

We occasionally seek exceptional students for fall or spring internships. Interested students should submit their résumé to and note the dates they are available in their cover letter.

Do I have to be a US citizen?

No, but if you are not a citizen and are selected for an internship, you will need to obtain a valid work visa through your university. Esri does not pay for students' work visas for internships, although we can help with any documentation your university might need from us.

What should be in my cover letter?

Our program is extremely competitive. Setting yourself apart with a strong cover letter can help differentiate you from other applicants. It should outline the following:

  • Why you would like to spend the summer with Esri
  • The department at Esri in which you'd like to work
  • What distinguishes you from other candidates

It is not necessary to address your cover letter to a specific individual. Addressing your letter to Dear Hiring Manager or Dear Human Resources is sufficient.

I've applied online. What’s next?

If we feel your qualifications make you a good candidate, we will send your application to relevant hiring managers. If they are interested in learning more about you, they will contact you to set up a phone interview, which typically takes place in December and January. This process can span several weeks.

Why haven't I heard from a hiring manager at Esri?

The timing of your application does factor into being considered for an internship. Positions are closed once a student accepts an offer, so it is better to apply early. Many internships are filled before we receive applications from other students who want to work in the same department.

How can I check the status of my application?

Log in to the account you created when you applied online.