• Autism Spectrum Technical Internship (Spring & Summer 2019)

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    Autism Spectrum Internship Program – Technical Internship Spring – Summer 2019 (Cary, NC)


    At SAS, diversity and inclusion is multi-dimensional – we have a culture that blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives from 59 countries around the world.  A diverse workforce brings together unique talents and abilities that inspire teams to create software that can change the world. Great minds don’t always think alike, so we make it a priority to promote an environment where varied perspectives are encouraged.


    That is why we created the Autism Spectrum Internship Program, which is designed to provide a valuable work experience to students on the Autism Spectrum who are passionate about software programming.


    As an intern, this program will allow you an opportunity to help create analytics software that turns data – about customers, operations, financials, and more – into insight. In over 140 countries, our customers use SAS to battle cybercrime, speed drugs to market, streamline supply chains, boost marketing, and so much more.

    You’ll partner with some of the brightest minds in the world on business-critical projects, and you’ll have the opportunity to be immersed in our award-winning culture, grow your social and professional network, interact with our senior leadership, and share your contributions with the company.


    Program Details


    The internship will begin in February 2019 with each Intern attending an Autism Workforce Readiness Training, which prepares students to work in a corporate environment.  SAS has partnered with TEACCH to offer this training.  Students will need to commit up to 6 hours per week.  This part of the program will last for up to 12 weeks.


    Immediately following the end of training, students will begin working full-time (35 hours per week) in one of the two internship positions outlined below.  This part of the program will last for 12 weeks.


    By applying to this opportunity, you understand that you may be considered for one of the following two positions in our Research & Development (R&D) organization. 


    Software Quality Tester:  As a Software Quality Testing Intern, you will work closely with our development teams on testing processes, best practice standards, scripting, and development of testing tools. SAS products are known by our customers for their outstanding quality, which makes software testing paramount within our organization. We have teams of highly-talented engineers who work to detect issues early, resolve them quickly, and avoid future problems.


    Software Development:  As a Software Development Intern, you will work on a project related to the design and development of SAS software for new and existing products. Fraud and Risk Analytics, Machine Learning, and AI are just a few of products being developed here at SAS.



    • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university seeking a degree in a technical course of study (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or Information Systems).
    • Programming experience with Java, C, C++, or other object-oriented programming languages.
    • Students must not be graduating prior to the beginning of the summer internship and be enrolled to return to school after the entire internship ends (graduating in or after December 2019).
    • Reliable transportation to and from the Cary, NC SAS Office.
    • Must be capable of working in a collaborative office environment.
    • Able to participate in training up to 6 hours per week beginning in February 2019 and work full-time throughout the summer as a software development or testing intern from May 14, 2019 until August 9, 2019


    • Applications Open: October 2018 - December 2018
    • Interviews: November – December 2018 on a rolling basis.
    • Spring Workforce Readiness Training to begin in February 2019
    • Summer Technical Internship to begin on May 14, 2019 until August 9, 2019 

    What to expect after applying?

    You will receive a notification upon completion of your application along with regular status updates throughout the application process on a rolling basis. 


    The interview process will consist of a screen through a video interviewing platform, technical assessment, and a meet & greet interview. If you have any questions about the process, please contact


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    Additional Information:

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.



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