Thursday, 16 June 2016

Summer Internship in Silicon Valley (USA)


Hi guys, this is Aman after a long time. I had been occupied with my summer internship and so, I couldn't really find time to write. Got a break today, so I thought it would be a good idea to share my internship experience so far.

I am sure many of you are unaware of the term "internship" (at least, I remember I didn't know what that meant until my first year of college). An internship is like a summer training. It lasts for around 10-12 weeks. In an internship, you work with a company (company internship) or a professor (research internship). Company internships are useful to learn about the industry. In software engineering internships, you can really learn a lot - how companies work, how large code bases are maintained, etc. In research internships, you get to know how research happens at top universities. Both have pros and cons and often people do a research internship at the end of second year and a company internship at the end of third year. Last year, I did my research internship at TU Braunschweig, Germany (you can read about it here).

I am presently interning at a startup named as Rubrik. It is based in Palo Alto (California, USA). It is a cloud storage company. They develop data backup solutions and my task as an intern is to work on the design and development of large scale distributed systems. I am working closely with the filesystems team (lots of jargon? meh..). Being at a startup is way cooler than working at a top tech giant. There are hundreds like you at a top company, but at a startup, you have a major responsibility. Your presence/absence actually matters and company's growth definitely depends on you. Since the team is small, you actually get to know and meet even the top position holders of the company, which is great!

I am sure you are more interested in non technical stuff. So, here you go.
I visited a couple of places in my first month of internship. I went to Stanford (which is just 2 miles from my office). I also went to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Google office, etc.

Stanford University

Stanford University

Bay Bridge, San Francisco


Biking across Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Baker Beach, SF

Baker beach, San Francisco
SF skyline
Bay Bridge at Night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Driving to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

The famous Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Las Vegas

109th floor! Las Vegas

New York Casino, Las Vegas


Being in the US and enjoying with my friends is fun! All of us are from CSE IITB (class of 2017) and we have been wing-mates since 3 years! Its fun to hangout with old friends!

17 comments:

  1. Hello Aman bhaiya! Great to hear from you after so long.

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  2. hello Aman congrats !!!
    While doing internships are the interns paid ?
    How to apply for an internship ?

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  3. Hii .. Sir.. I was eagerly waiting waiting for your post on your summer internship.. Thank u for uploading your photos....
    Its really amazing..

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  4. I also want to do internship but I am not able to manage

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  5. I also want to do internship but I am not able to manage

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  6. Hello Aman Sir,
    I wanted to ask the amount of money charged per person for your entire internship, and trips included?

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    1. Charged? LOL, they pay everything

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  7. Hey Aman, I have drop this year for jee preparation and I want to do this with self study and some jee videos ! But , the doubts which rises is to be solved as soon as possible.What should I do for this ? Is there any group of iit'an which can help me out or some good teacher's who can solve my doubts on Whatsapp or any other apps !

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  8. my question is also same as asked by ravi chaurasia. pls help us.

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  9. Aman, Please provide a solution for my question ! I want it URGENTLY

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  11. Congratulations bhaiyya all the best

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  12. Congratulations bhaiyya all the best

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  13. Oh God, you are as awesome as hell! I really admire you a lot!

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  14. Oh God, you are as awesome as hell! I really admire you a lot!

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