By Sequoia Blodgett, blackenterprise.com
An internship at Facebook is a coveted experience for many young people. For young people of Color, it is a door opened into the world of Silicon Valley. Black Enterprise caught up with several of Facebook’s interns to find out what it’s like working for the tech media giant.
CIERRA ROBSON, IP OPERATIONS INTERN AT FACEBOOK
What’s it like interning at Facebook?
Facebook is a great place to work for a number of reasons. Between the unbeatable intern benefits package, the amazingly talented full-time employees, and the groundbreaking work that the company does each day, I was hard-pressed to find a better opportunity for the summer. Most important for me, however, is Facebook’s support system.
After working here last year, I learned just how supportive the entire company is. As someone with very niche interests at the intersection of Critical Race Theory and technology, I have found that my team is interested not only in understanding my academic work but also in translating it into the work I do each day at Facebook.