Leapfrog has been conducting software engineering internship programs 3 times every year where we train aspiring programmers to be software pros over the course of 6 weeks. Leapfrog embraces an open and innovative culture making it the best company for new engineers to grow and learn. With help from strong mentors, you will be immersed in the software world by working on the latest products for big players in the tech industry.
While a lot of things are out of our control during this time, we at Leapfrog want to continue with the internship program that will be conducted virtually until it is safe to return to our office.
Leapfrog has always taken pride in being able to work remotely. Since the COVID-19 lockdown started about 9 months ago, all 200+ Leapfroggers have been working from home, and we have learned to do that efficiently.
We have built a strong team of mentors who have been working in this field for a long time, along with our great event recruitment management team, and we are determined to make this online internship initiative a reality.
During the course of 6 weeks, you can expect a lot of online meetings via Zoom, bootcamps, assignments, and projects will also be submitted online, and communications will be done mainly through Slack as well as other mediums.
We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions we got from our applicants about the internship and answered them all here.
What are the qualifications and minimum requirements?
To be eligible, you only need to know how to code. Good communication is a big plus point though. Learn more about the qualifications here.
You can apply even if you’ve not completed your Bachelor’s degree.
When does the internship start?
This time, we have two start dates for the internship. The first one will start on the 29th of December and the second will be held after the completion of exams (2021). However, all applications for both batches need to be submitted by 7th December 2020. Written exams and interviews will also be conducted together for both batches, starting from 17th December 2020.
Note: All dates are subject to change. Applicants will be notified beforehand.
Can the schedule be adjusted if my college starts or if I have exams in the middle of my internship?
Due to the uncertainty of the examination schedules, we will be flexible regarding the internship timings.
Those of you who might have exams during the internship will be scheduled to join in the second batch, which will start in 2021.
Will I need to be physically present in the office?
Right now, due to the pandemic, we are conducting all internships remotely. This is subject to change in the future as per government regulations and new findings.
Do I need my own laptop?
Since we will be working remotely, you will require basic remote working gears like a laptop, headphones, etc.
Will I be paid for this internship?
Yes, all interns will be rightly compensated.
What type of projects will I be working on?
We truly value our interns, and you’ll focus on getting hands-on experience and continuous learning experience through mentorship, mock projects, cross-collaborations, and feedback.
You’ll start from the basics learning the foundation of coding standards to learning full-stack application development with React.js and Node.js, PostgreSQL, etc. You will work with your respective mentors and work on challenging assignments that help you learn each day and prepare for real-time projects.
You’ll get a lot of opportunities to learn, grow, and have a lot of fun and work on your projects from start to finish under the mentorship of experienced Leapfroggers.
How should I apply?
Once we’ve received your application (deadline is 7th December) through our website, we’ll shortlisted applicants for a written test which will be conducted online to measure your writing ability, technical and analytical skills. We’ll be sharing shortlisted candidates with more details.
After the written tests, you’ll be shortlisted for a technical and behavioral interview from senior team members.
What will be the timing? ⌚️
You should be able to commit to 6 weeks of full-time work. The regular full-time timing is from 9 am to 6 pm. However, considering the present scenario, we might be able to adjust the timings if required.
P.S. Saturdays and Sundays are holidays.
What other fields can I apply for?
Currently, we are accepting applications for software engineers.
What should I expect on the written examinations?
All the questions will be in the subjective format (no multiple-choice questions). The test will be designed to measure your logical and problem-solving skills. The questions will be around various programming concepts and you can take your own approach to writing the solutions.
What should I expect on the interview?
In the interview, you will be expected to demonstrate your logical reasoning skills, and talk about your experiences so far.
If you are interested in other areas apart from software engineering, you can share your resume and profile at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to learn more about our culture and what it is like to work here, read some of the previous experiences of our software engineering interns.