Internship Opportunities at eBay
One of the Top Companies in the World Today!
"What I wanted to do was create an efficient market, where regular people could compete with big business ... it was a little bit of an experiment", is a quote from eBay’s founder, Pierre Imidyar.
"I got it on eBay has worked its way into the common discourse of the new generation of millennials today along with millions of others who have jumped on the eBay bandwagon. eBay is considered to be the leading e-commerce company in the world, providing a wide family of brands that have revolutionized internet shopping. Pierre Imidyar had a vision of everyone having equal access to a global marketplace.
In 1995, Pierre’s first sale was a broken laser pointer, which he was just about ready to throw out when a collector ended up buying it for $14.83. This one sale convinced him that there was indeed an interest in his concept and that he could provide a valuable service for millions of people all over the world. The growth of the company has been phenomenal; and in January 1997 the site hosted 2,000,000 auctions, compared with 250,000 during the entire previous year. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.
eBay is currently in 39 markets’ worldwide with over 100 million customers. eBay currently trades over $2,000 worth of goods each second. The family of eBay companies now includes eBay, PayPal, BillMeLater, GSI Commerce, and x.commerce plus a variety of worldwide partnerships. Social initiatives also include the eBay Foundation, the eBay Green Team, and MicroPlace.
eBay is acknowledged as having one of the best internship programs available to students, as written up in Bloomberg BusinessWeek stating that they have the second highest paying average for internships. Glassdoor.com statistics show interns make an average monthly salary of $6,500 and Software Engineering interns can earn over $9,000 per month. eBay also earns a 3.1 on a scale of 5 for employee satisfaction, which is very important for students looking to turn their internship into a future full-time job.
Its’ many awards are included in Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality in 2010, 2011, and 2012; World’s Most Admired Companies (Fortune 2011); 100 Best Companies to Work For (Fortune 2009); 100 Best Companies for Minorities (Fortune 2009); America's Top Companies (Forbes 2009); The Barron's 500 (Barron's 2009); and the Top 500 Green Companies (Newsweek 2009).
Technical opportunities for interns at eBay are available in Point of Sale, Platform, Mobile, and Search. Opportunities in Business include Marketing, Business Development, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Operations, and Procurement.
Internship Pick of the Week: PJX Pepperjam
The goal of this internship is to aid in the development of best practice resources, video tutorials, and to help guides in the roll out of the PJX program in the SMB sector (Small & Medium Business). The intern will assist the Product Manager in executing the educational aspect of the project plan. They will also develop a best practices center to assist SMBs with creating and launching an affiliate program through PJX products. The intern will also be responsible for documenting the features and functionality of products and will then be responsible for making that information readily available to clients in text and video formats.
The PJX SMB help center needs to be well documented to ensure that it is a completely self-service application for eBay customers.
- Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
- Must develop a strong understanding of product features and functionality
- Must develop documentation, written and visual of product capabilities
- Interns will be expected to collaborate with Technology Lead and Product Manager as needed
- Ability to provide feedback on product bugs or user experience
- Responsible for reporting weekly to Product Manager with overall project updates
- Will be required to Perform Competitive Research as needed
This internship is located in Wilkes Barre, PA.
San Jose, CA (World Headquarters); Portland, OR; Bellevue, WA; San Francisco, Brisbane, Pacolma, and Culver City, CA; McCarron, NV; Salt Lake City, UT; Austin, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Overland Park, KS; Bellevue, NE; Chicago, IL; Walton and Shepherdsville, KY; Chattanooga, TN; Brunswick, GA; Roanoke and Martinsville, VA; Winter Park, Melbourne, and Boynton Beach, FL; Washington, DC; Wilkes Barre and King of Prussia, PA; NYC, NY; East Granby, CT; Boston and Burlington, MA; and a variety of International locations including London, Paris, and Singapore among others.
How to Apply
For information on eBay's internship program, please visit their website