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2022 Software Development Intern at Chewy

| Greater Boston Area
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Our Opportunity:  

Chewy is seeking highly driven and passionate undergraduate Software Engineering/Computer Science students to join our development teams in Boston, MA and Dania Beach, FL as a Software Development Intern.  

Our 10-week internship is a hands-on opportunity to put our classroom knowledge, passion for technology and intellectual drive to work in an environment that is fast-paced and welcoming of your input. Through professional development workshops, leadership speaker series and community engagement you will gain a deep understanding of what it means to be a ‘Chewtopian’.  

What You'll Do:  

As a Software Development Intern at Chewy you will be matched with a manager and mentor who will assign you business-critical projects that will have immediate impact for our business and customers. In our collaborative code environment, you will design, test, deploy and maintain software solutions with the advice and guidance of your team. At Chewy, there are several departments in which you could make a lasting impact as a:  

Full Stack Software Engineering Intern: Our full stack engineering teams support both the inner workings of behind the scenes and front-end platform integration. As an intern, you will work in functions that touch our end to end customer experience, working with your team to develop the best solutions for our customers.   

Back-end Software Engineering Intern: The backbone of our platform, the back-end engineering teams support our behind the scenes operations, while impacting Chewy’s entire business. You will work in functions that touch our end to end customer experience whether its customer order, and catalog management, pricing and promotions tools, search and personalization or operational analytics. 

In addition to a real-world learning experience, our internship is a unique opportunity for you to evaluate Chewy as a future employer and for our teams to test your fit to the company. Sound interesting? 

What You'll Need:  

  • Currently enrolled in your 1st, 2nd or 3rd year in a BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related field 
  • Extensive experience coding in Java and javascript (our primary languages) 
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals including object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, and complexity analysis
  • Ability to work 40-hours per week during the 10-week internship 
  • Work authorization without current or future sponsorship required 


  • Exposure to or experience with SQL, Scala, Kotlin, Spring Boot, React, Vue.js
  • Exposure to or experience with AWS 
  • Previous experience with Software Engineering practices for the full development lifecycle including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Experience working in an agile environment (Scrum, XP or etc.)
Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Chewy, please contact [email protected] 
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Where we are

Located in the Fort Point neighborhood, home to many of Boston's hip and upcoming restaurants along with emerging technology companies.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • VueJSLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
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    • SpringFrameworks
    • GRPCFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
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    • RedisDatabases
    • VerticaDatabases
    • AerospikeDatabases
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    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • UXPinDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • dotCMSCMS

What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Chewy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast paced! We work in "doggy-years" here. It's a place where talent and hard work is valued and where team members can think big and can bring their dreams to life.


Senior Technical Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

At Chewy, one of our operating principles is Accelerate Time. We release new features weekly, fail fast, and iterate often to bring incremental progress quickly to our Pet Parents. Our success is driven by a customer first mentality, a culture of collaboration, and empowering individuals and teams.


Associate Director, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Chewy gives a significant amount of freedom and autonomy to do your best work. I am able to pursue the most important objectives, and work that I really enjoy. It’s an amazing feeling to see your hard work pay off immediately and have a positive impact on the team—and something that makes life at Chewy really unique!


Human Resources Business Partner

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Aside from the standard 1x1s and team meetings: 24/7 via text, email, chat, voice and during business hours by walking around the office engaging in conversation, listening to current challenges and proposed solutions.


VP, Software Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Collaborating with so many different teams on a daily basis and seeing how we all come together to help pet parents find the products that they need for their pets.


Senior Integrated Marketing Manager

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