SAS Internship Program – Summer 2021 (Undergraduate)

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Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”  


If so, you may be the new team member we’re looking for. At SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless.  


What We Do   

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.  



We’re not about coffee runs and busywork. Our SAS Summer internship program is focused on development, culture and community. We’ll help you grow professionally, thrive in an award-winning work environment and make memorable connections with your co-workers and fellow interns. From contributing analytical code to improving insights for our Fortune 100 customers, the potential to make a real impact is exciting. We’re proud to share that the SAS Intern Program was named one of the 100 best internship programs in the United States for 2020! WayUp’s panel of industry expert judges and public votes, selected us to join the list of top intern programs. Click here to view the list.


We offer internships in the following areas: 


Technical: Software Development, Software Quality Testing, IT, UX/UI and Systems Engineering. 

We're looking for candidates excited about developing and/or testing our world-leading analytics software or SAS tools. Projects could include a wide variety of front-end and back-end development or testing in languages such as Java, C, Golang and more.  


Business: Sales, Marketing, Human Resources 

We’re looking for candidates motivated to use their business acumen skills to drive projects in areas such as business analyst projects, advertising campaigns, digital marketing and social media strategies. Our sales teams provide projects in exposure to the selling of SAS products, developing sales territories to drive new leads and influencing potential customers in becoming established customers. 


Analytical: Statistics and Mathematics 

Statistics and math are at the heart of what we do. If you love dealing with big data and have an analytical mind, we need your skills in areas to create test data, validate computations, analyze data and solve high-value business problems.   


Timeline & Process 

  • Interviews: October 2020 on a rolling basis. 
  • Based on your interests notated on your application, and your background and experience, your application will be shared with hiring managers across numerous teams. This will determine which teams you interview with during the selection process.  
  • Step 1: HireVue Virtual Interview. Review this blog to learn more about it 
  • Step 2: Final Interview: Virtual Live Interview. You'll receive a specific job description for the role you are interviewing for, and you'll have the opportunity to learn about the team you may work on. 
  • Hear from a past Intern about the hiring process: Review here 
  • Internship Start Dates: May 18, 2021 or June 1, 2021 
  • Internship End Date: August 6, 2021. 


What we’re looking for 

  • You’re a college student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and not completing the degree prior to December 2021 
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do. 
  • You’re involved inside and outside of the classroom. You’re passionate about more than just your academics. 
  • You’re available to work full-time for 10-12 weeks over the summer.  
  • You’re a leader. You lead projects and/or clubs and you sit in the front row of the class. 
  • You’re a strong student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. You can balance academics and involvement like a pro. 


We need you to 

  • Have strong communication skills – both written and verbal.  
  • Take ownership of your mistakes (catch them, if you can!), and learn from them. 
  • Embrace technology. You geek out over the latest and greatest! 
  • Be a team player. You’re always ready to pitch in. 
  • Choose your own adventure. This internship is full of possibilities, so take advantage of them. 


Why SAS 

  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference.   
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring. 


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. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the notice Pay Transparency 


Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. 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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