BrightMix 2008 Summer Internship Program!

January 30th, 2008 by kevin


We have filled all the internship positions!. We appreciate everyone who has submitted applications and expressed interest.

We’re looking to grow our company by offering a few full-time, paid internship positions over the summer of 2008. We will be hiring a few talented programmers and one talented designer to help us build a brand-spanking-new Web 2.0 application.

What’s the Job Entail?

A lot of companies out there equate interns with cheap labor. Not us. In addition to compensating our interns fairly, we’ll be giving them some great work experience. Our interns will work together to conceive, execute, and publicly introduce their creation during their 10-12 week internship.

All too often, we hear depressing internship stories from friends and family: A whole summer wasted shredding paper in the corner or fetching coffee for a pushy manager? That sounds pretty boring… and not a gainful experience.

By the end of the summer, our interns will leave here having experienced all aspects of the software development process. They’ll also have created a live, publicly viewable website that they can show off to their friends and family (or potential employers).

What We’re Offering

  • $650 per week salary
  • Lunch provided every day (plus free snacks and sodas)
  • Planned company outings (bowling, golfing, etc.)
  • Sweet Office and Cool People
  • Oh, and Having Fun at Work
  • The potential for employment when you graduate

Are you a Good Fit?

We’re offering an exciting project, great fringe benefits, and a fun environment. As such, we’re truly looking for the best and the brightest individuals out there. This includes things like…

Developers: You will need to have some core competencies in front and back-end web development. The project will be written in Ruby on Rails, which is kind of rare around Omaha. You don’t need experience with Ruby on Rails (although it would be awesome if you did); competency in PHP, Java, Python, or Perl and Mysql should be sufficient.

Designers: You will need to be facile with all the standard digital tools of the trade, namely Photoshop. Additionally, the ability to write standards-compliant HTML and CSS will really impress us.


To apply, start by sending an email to telling us a little about yourself, including why you think you’d be a good fit at BrightMix. Be sure to attach a copy of your resume, and include any relevant URLs (blog, websites, past projects, portfolio’s, etc). Questions or otherwise? Feel free to Email or leave a comment below.

We’re excited to hear from you!

Update: We’ve received a handful of questions regarding the internship… We’ve answered a bunch of them in another post, and here are the two major ones:

  • The deadline to apply is March 15th.
  • The internship will run roughly 10-12 weeks, from the middle of May to the middle of August.