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Web Development Intern - Fall 2018

Engage is looking for a web development intern for the Fall 2018, starting in September. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated student or recently graduated student interested in pursuing a career in web development and is excited to work with our in-house development team. You'd be working with our back-end and front-end web developers building custom websites and applications, using PHP; primarily, we work in WordPress and Laravel. 

This internship is located in Alexandria, VA (in the Washington DC metro area) and you must be able to work on-site. This internship can be part or full time based on your availability (we're flexible). This is a paid internship.

We welcome foreign students who can acquire work authorization (F-1, J-1, etc) to apply for all of our internships.

Ideal candidate profile would have one or both of these skill sets:

Back-end focused internship

  • PHP
  • SQL (MySQL or similar)
  • Wordpress theme or plugin development, or equivalent Drupal experience, preferred
  • Experience with a PHP framework—Laravel, Symphony, CakePHP, Zend, or CodeIgniter—a plus. We don't expect you to be an expert, but some prior work with PHP would be ideal.
  • Some basic knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and JQuery
  • Bonus points for: knowledge of Object Oriented Programming techniques and design patterns in any language, REST APIs, mobile development (Android or iOS SDKs), AWS, Git or similar version control, Vagrant, LAMP stack/server management, Composer

And/or, front-end focused internship

  • Strong knowledge semantic HTML5 markup, CSS, web accessibility standards, and cross browser compatibility

  • Experience with Javascript and jQuery

  • Experience creating responsive layouts

  • Bonus points for:  Vue.js, Angular, or ReactJS, familiarity with Photoshop or Sketch, experience with front end frameworks like Bootstrap, experience with WordPress themes

In order to be considered, you must submit work samples. Please link to your GitHub profile or portfolio/website.

About Engage:

We are a full-service digital agency that is dedicated to impacting the world around us through bold strategy and innovative technology. With clients that range from political campaigns to top level associations and advocacy groups, we use cutting-edge technology to tell the most compelling story for our clients.

About Our Work Culture:

We love being able to provide interns hands-on experience that allows them to try new things, learn new skills, and grow. Our goal is to create an environment that will hone your skills based on your interests. Our interns are extremely important to our operations and quickly become integrated into our team. We take pride in producing high quality and award winning work, but we always find time for Nerf gun fights and team lunches. We love coming to work and think that you will too! 


Internship stipend is offered and college-credit may be granted.

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