Software Engineer Intern -Product Services Team


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What's cool about this job

REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values or diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

REI is looking for a Software Engineer Intern to contribute to REI’s success by working as part of a cross-functional team and actively participate in day-to-day functions of a team in the Digital IT department. Throughout the course of your internship experience, you will own and drive a challenging and relevant project to solve real-time business challenges. Under the supervision of your Manager, and as a key member of the Product Services team, you will gain insights into the key functions of your team as it relates to REI’s broader strategy and vision. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Product Services team within Digital/IT. We are responsible for the product data capabilities on and support and develop a number of platforms and applications to enable REI, our members, and our customers find relevant products and content for their outdoor needs. We've set some lofty goals, with many interesting challenges to solve that stay true to our values in action - we go further together. We invite you to join us on our journey. Bring your passion, curiosity and respect for your fellow humans and join a talented team focused on making our offerings the best on the planet.

Non-Local Candidates: 
Relocation assistance & intern housing are not provided for this role- all costs & arrangements will be the responsibility of the intern for the duration of the internship.


  • 10-12 weeks (mid-June – early September)

Job functions include:

  • Develop application features that deliver exceptional experiences for our customers.
  • Collaborate daily with software developers, designers, and product managers to build to design, develop, and deliver new web application components.
  • Contribute to key features to application development, data services, performance optimization, and unit testing, and more.
  • Create and give a presentation to their business group at REI of the project they worked on over the course of their internship.
  • Assists in gathering, analyzing and translating business and non-functional requirements into a solution design.
  • Develop to specification and maintain application code in accordance with the current development methodologies and practices.
  • Prepare required documentation for the portion of work assigned, with review
  • Create and give a presentation to their business group at REI of the project they worked on over the course of their internship.


REI Introduction and Exposure to:

  • Challenging and relevant project assignments
  • Leadership team members
  • Cross-divisional intern activities
  • Mentorship
Bring your passion and expertise

Qualifications and expectations:

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree (or recently graduated within 6 months of internship start date) in Computer Science or related field.
  • Interest and passion for REI’s values, mission, and vision.
  • Interest in professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with web application technologies like Java, Spring Boot, Maven, REST API’s, JUnit, and SQL.
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals.
  • Communicates effectively in both verbal and written means.
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI.
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.

Why you’ll love it here:

Real. Alive. Connected. These are a few words that describe life at REI. Whether it’s in our careers or in the great outdoors, we aspire to adventure in all ways! At REI we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our commitment remains the same as when we started out in 1938: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. Get ready to harness your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors.

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? At REI, we understand that benefits matter – we offer a competitive benefit package for all employees which includes: 

  • A workplace built on respect, integrity, and balance 
  • Generous gear and merchandise discount 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities 

REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides the compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. The pay for this role is: $30.00 per hour.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting Range
$8.50 - $100.00 per hour
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