Industry: Computer Science/Technology
Type of Internship: Business Development, Product Design/Testing/Quality Control
Student Name: Jeremy Batchelder
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Computer Science
Minor: None
Position Title: Product Development
Hours: 40 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Unpaid, full-time

What do you do as an intern at this organization?

During my internship, I was in charge of two different projects. The first project consisted of identifying potential use cases for Cambridge Blockchain's identity platform with the internet of things devices. I did a lot of research on the Internet of Things, how these devices work, and issues that exist with these devices. I conducted a lot of research on hardware design and secure protocols. My second project involved writing a provisional patent application for the work I did with the first project.

How did you find this internship?

Networking

What do you enjoy most about your internship?

Everyone at Cambridge Blockchain made themselves very accessible to me. I sat next to the CTO almost every day and was able to ask him questions about anything, whether it was related to Cambridge Blockchain or technology in general. The software developers there are a fun group of people to work with.

What do you find challenging?

At points, there was a lack of focus with my internship. While the projects that I worked on were very interesting, expectations for the deliverables, questions covered, etc. were not explicitly stated. This made it difficult at times to figure out where I was supposed to take each project.

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

I wish I asked each member of the team to a 10-minute chat about their background, the work they do at Cambridge Blockchain, and any advice they have while working there. Take advantage of the knowledge your coworkers have. Whether it is class recommendations, industry questions, or general advice, the people you are working with will usually be relatively smart. View every interaction as an opportunity to learn. If you have a couple of days when you aren't doing work, ask everyone else on your team if they have something they need help with.


About the Organization

Cambridge Blockchain
Boston, Massachusetts

Cambridge Blockchain puts control of personal identity data back in the hands of the end user. Our platform allows financial institutions to meet the strictest new data privacy rules, eliminate redundant identity compliance checks and improve the customer experience.