Intern in marketing

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We are no longer accepting applications for the summer of 2008. You can submit an application for the summer of 2009 now, but we won't start processing it until September.

Are you a college student looking for a summer internship in the software industry? Fog Creek Software is the place for you! Founded by software guru Joel Spolsky of Joel on Software fame, Fog Creek Software is a small and friendly startup in New York City that's growing fast.

At other companies, your internship would consist of work-TV-sleep-work-TV-sleep, for most of the summer, with a scintillating July 4th picnic to break the monotony. With a Fog Creek internship, you're not going to want a TV and you'll have to decide between sleeping and checking out the latest nightclub, restaurant, or show. That's because we're located in New York City, so when coding gets boring, you can sneak out to the Metropolitan Museum, a Broadway show, or a trendy club to find inspiration. (Don't worry, you can sleep when you're 80.)

What do our interns do?

For more about
the class of '05,
read the Project
Aardvark Blog
see the movie.

We always give our interns a big project working on real, shipping software. For example, in 2005, all four of our interns teamed up to build a completely new product from the ground up. By the end of the summer, they had launched Fog Creek Copilot to paying customers.

Our marketing interns might work on:

  • Creating high impact websites, brochures, and collateral
  • Internet advertising programs, like Google AdWords
  • Campus marketing programs
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At Fog Creek Software, we'll give you a lot to do, and we'll expect you to deliver something great.

“I simply could not have asked for a better experience than my internship at Fog Creek Software! Fog Creek gave us the perfect balance between freedom and guidance, offered exciting and substantial projects, and provided a wonderful work environment that emphasized creativity and critical thinking while ensuring that we enjoyed every day in New York—both in and outside of the office.”

Erik Goldman, Stanford, Summer 2006

Our internship program includes a great salary, free housing, free lunch, and free weekly events, like Yankees games, a boat trip around Manhattan, walking tours, museum trips, Broadway shows, movie openings, a trip to the Hamptons, and parties.

“Fog Creek is the best place to spend a summer! I learned more about software engineering here than I could in any school program—not for a lack of quality in schools, but because of the opportunities I've had here. Also, we’ve been taken to so many awesome events in NYC. You just can’t get this kind of experience anywhere else.”

Jacob Krall, Rose-Hulman, Summer 2006

Fog Creek Software started on September 2000 based on the simple idea that if we built a company that was a great place to work, we would be able to attract great talent. Our summer internship program allows talented college students to learn about the software industry from the inside in the most exciting city in the world.

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As a Fog Creek Summer Intern in Marketing you will be given a real project to work on to market one of our products. You will receive mentoring from the team at Fog Creek, and learn about the software development industry from the experts. We're a small company, so you'll see everything that goes into software—not just marketing, but code, sales, documentation, customer support, and user interface design—stuff you would never learn at a bigger company.

Sounds like your kind of job? Apply today! Officially, applications were due February 1, 2008, but we're still taking applications.

“I knew at Fog Creek I would work with a really smart group of people, but what was completely unexpected was how fun a place this is to work. Sure, we get to go to great Broadway plays, have legitimately delicious free food for lunch, and go on impromptu afternoon trips to movies and bowling. But more importantly, it is the fun and social people that work here that make Fog Creek such a great place. It’s the weekly paper airplane lofting contests every Friday at 5pm, cramming 18 people into Tyler’s office to watch England-Portugal get settled on penalty kicks, lunches where people finish eating after 20 minutes but stick around talking for an hour.”

Noah Weiss, Stanford, Summer 2006


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  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Currently enrolled in a 4 year academic institution. Preference will be given to students between their Junior and Senior years.
  • Top grades or a track record of success
  • Permanent legal right to work in the United States. Because student visas (J1, F1, etc) are time-limited, we regret that we can't consider interns on student visas.
  • Significant coursework in quantitative fields (things like math, statistics, probability, and microeconomics are all pluses)


  • Weekly stipend of $750
  • Free housing in an area dorm (usually with private rooms)
  • Free gym membership
  • Free MetroCard (gets you on any bus or subway in New York)
  • Free soft drinks
  • Free lunches

More details

  • The position is in our office in New York City. No telecommuting.
  • Internships last between 10 and 12 weeks.
  • Coops are also available in the fall and spring semesters
We are no longer accepting applications for the summer of 2008. You can submit an application for the summer of 2009 now, but we won't start processing it until September.

To apply, please email us at, attaching a current resume in HTML, Word, Plain Text or PDF format. In the body of the email, explain why you would be a good fit for this job. If you have a website, send us the URL.

Fog Creek Software, Inc. does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.