We have continuously grown in number and in the way we get things done through the years. Together with this growth is the increasing number of aspiring interns who desire to learn from this industry by joining us.
(Note: We don't provide allowances to our interns. It is important that you have read our Interns Culture Book for more context before proceeding with this blog article.)
How to apply
1. Select the internship experience track you want to apply for:
Web and Mobile App Development
You are going to study on our tech stack for 2-3 weeks, after which you will be assigned to be part of a project delivery team. As part of the team, you will be observing, learning, and working with Symph developers, designers, and a project manager, on Symph web and mobile app development projects.
You will experience testing Symph products— web apps, mobile apps, and more— by coding. You will be tasked to assure consistent product quality by developing and enforcing automated testing software.
Internal Technical Operations
You will be working on the development of Symph’s internal operating system. You will be given technical tasks to fix, improve, or add to current Symph operations tools to optimize its functionality and effectiveness to the entire company.
You will be working alongside the Symph design team and have experience working on web and mobile apps or Symph's very own products. You will also experience working closely with project managers/product managers and developers.
You will be partnered with a team project manager who you will assist in handling projects. You will be immersed in management tasks like making sure a project’s specifications are followed, project timeline is on schedule, communicating with the project delivery team (Symph designers and developers) and other stakeholders.
You will serve as a client mainly of internal projects like Symph’s web apps or systems. As the client of the project, you will lead the assurance of project execution and quality, and you will be the one mainly communicating feedback and suggestions for iterations between the Symph executive team and the project delivery team. If you are a person of ideas and are willing to do what it takes to make them a reality, this is probably for you.
On the technical side of marketing, you will experience automating recurring marketing efforts and sales pipelines. You will also experience the essentials of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and execute SEO-related actionable items for Symph.
You will work with our marketing team in producing video ads maximizing motion design for Symph and our projects. This process covers pre-production, production, and post-production.
You will experience doing Quality Assurance tests on Symph products— web apps, mobile apps, and the like. Your experience and feedback on the product will then be the data collected and analyzed for the product’s development team to fix bugs, iterate on features, and introduce new ideas.
Internal Non-technical Operations
You will help manage compliance of company operations needing the cooperation of the entire Symph team. This would mainly be tasks on communicating with the Symph team for reminders on compliance, gathering feedback, and relaying this information to the company executives.
You will be part of the Sales team where you will help the sales executives on managing the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) pipeline. You will learn how clients/ consumers think, behave, and how we as the service provider should collaborate with our clients to make sure we provide beneficial value to their companies.
Admin and Management
You will help the Symph admin with the organization of documents, encoding essential data, and coordinating with the responsible Symph team members for specific tasks that would require their help.
You will primarily assist the Admin and Finance teams with administrative and finance-related tasks. You will also assist the production team to maximize the productivity of the whole team.
You will have the opportunity to design graphic assets (and to edit video if you can) for Symph's marketing and products like websites, as needed. At the same time, your graphic design skills would be enhanced with feedback and guidance from Symph designer experts. Plus, you will learn how to use graphic design in line with marketing strategies such as getting leads and more!
You will be writing content for Symph and our products (e.g. social media captions, blog articles, etc). You might be working with team members doing social media marketing and graphic design as you implement the content strategy.
You will get to work closely with the Symph Marketing team and experience gathering quantitative and qualitative data from our digital marketing efforts, analyzing and creating reports, and using this information to evaluate the current Symph digital marketing efforts and recommend further marketing efforts to be stopped, continued, or tweaked.
Social Media Marketing
Along with the marketing team, you will manage Symph social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube, Medium) in accordance with the overall marketing strategy. This includes the creation of the social media content schedule, executing that schedule, sometimes creating the content that will be posted, and then analyzing the insights and impacts of those social media marketing efforts.
As part of the marketing effort, you will help organize community events Symph is involved in like tech meetups, design workshops, and entrepreneurship seminars. You will work with Symph team members who are active community leaders like the Google Developers Group (GDG) – Cebu community manager, Google Business Group (GBG) – Cebu, Startup Weekend facilitators, and more.
You will identify and look for sales leads, pitch our products to new clients/leads, maintain a good working relationship with new contacts, communicate new product developments to prospective clients, and oversee the writing of marketing literature.
2. Prepare a Pecha Kucha video as part of the application. Take a look at this example for inspiration. Then fill out one of these forms according to the internship experience track you have selected:
(Web and Mobile App Development, QA Technical, Internal Technical Operations, UI/UX Design, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Automation, Motion Design): Tech Application form
(QA Testing, Internal Non-technical operations, Admin and Management, Liaison Officer): Non-tech Application form
(Business Development): Business Development Application Form
3. Our team will review your application and reply within 24 hours to either decline your application or to schedule an interview. Once the interview is done, the team will conduct another round of review and we'll let you know the final result within another 24 hours.
I've applied but I haven't heard back from you. What do I do?
Did you follow all the instructions above? Please double check.
If you followed all the instructions above, wait for 24 hours (factor in weekends and holidays). Feel free to stalk our social media accounts while waiting. If we haven’t responded back, please do send us a follow up email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any inquiry that is not answered by this blog post, please send us a message- direct messages to our social media accounts will do. We are looking forward to your application and we can’t wait for you to be part of the team!