Industry: Computer Science/Technology
Type of Internship: Program/Project Management
Student Name: Simona Gilman
Graduation Year: 2015
Major: Economics, International Relations
Minor: None
Position Title: Innovation Ecosystem Program Intern
Hours: 40 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Paid, full-time

What do you do as an intern at this organization?

I work on the innovation ecosystem project, which means that I split my time between the Autodesk office and start-up incubators, accelerators, and education programs. My job is to evaluate, formalize, and create a future action plan for the program to facilitate easier communication with our partners.

How did you find this internship?


What do you enjoy most about your internship?

This is an amazing way for me to connect with others who are not software engineers but work in the software industry. It is also an incredible learning opportunity.

What do you find challenging?

Working for a software company with no software background means that there are gaps I need to fill in order to remain relevant in the conversation. This is a great motivator to learn more on my own.

What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make the most of an internship like yours?

Keep an eye out on LinkedIn and Glassdoor for internships like this. Internships don't fall out of the sky, so be proactive about your application. If you see a new posting, apply within 48 hours because you will be competing with a lot of other people.

About the Organization

Waltham, Massachusetts

Autodesk is a world leader in 3D design software for entertainment, natural resources, manufacturing, engineering, construction, and civil infrastructure. Founded in 1982 with the first versions of AutoCAD, the company has grown tremendously and now employees 7,500 people across four continents. Autodesk products are key to imagining, designing, and creating the world around you.