Industry: Computer Science/Technology
Type of Internship: Product Design/Testing/Quality Control, Software Development/Programming, Translation
Student Name: Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Computer Science
Minor: None
Position Title: Intern
Hours: 40 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Paid, full-time

What do you do as an intern at this organization?

I program on KAYAK's iOS team, dealing with front-end issues on their iPhone and iPad apps. Sometimes I get to design mockups of new user interfaces for existing or future features. I also respond to some customer support emails, mostly in Spanish.

How did you find this internship?

I went to a career fair in NYC, where I met the person who hired me and KAYAK's CTO. I heard about them when they came to give a talk at Tufts.

What do you enjoy most about your internship?

I get to program and design and get paid for it.

What do you find challenging?

KAYAK has high standards for everything, so I always have to triple check not only my code but also my approach to how I solve problems.

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

Get to know your co-workers really well; they are the ones who will mentor you, help you improve your craft, and get jobs in the future. Get to know your fellow interns really well; they are the people who you will be starting companies with in the future.

About the Organization

Concord, MA

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