Systems Engineer Intern

Department: Internships

Location: Atlanta

MailChimp is the world's leading marketing automation platform. More than 15 million people and businesses use MailChimp to design and send 1 billion emails a day. We empower small businesses with a suite of powerful and easy-to-use email, marketing automation, and analytics tools that integrate with hundreds of popular applications and services.

The MailChimp internship program started in 2013. In the past 4 years, we’ve had the privilege of bringing in some of the brightest, most talented college students from around the country to spend time with our teams. Our intern program was designed so that interns can grow their skill set, thrive in the MailChimp community, and do meaningful work. They also have a lot of fun along the way!

The Operations team keeps the lights on at MailChimp—they’re responsible for infrastructure, as well as provisioning, configuring, and monitoring the services in our datacenter. The team is looking for a Systems Engineer Intern to join their ranks this Fall. As a Systems Engineer Intern, you will help contribute to our mission by building, maintaining, and improving our infrastructure to support the thousands of servers that back MailChimp.


  • Educational experience with Linux (CentOS specifically is a plus)
  • Experience with Bash or Python
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • You're pragmatic, self­-directed, and you like to be empowered to get work done
  • You have a passion for operational redundancy at every level of distributed systems
  • You want to test, monitor and automate as much as possible while practicing defense in depth, because you like to sleep through the night
  • Understanding of basic networking principles (OSI Model) is a plus

MailChimp is a founder-owned, highly profitable, and private company located in the heart of Atlanta. We offer interns a real world look at how we run our business and contribute to the community. You’ll enjoy challenging work, creative colleagues and career building experiences.  We promise not to confine you to our beautiful new offices in historic Ponce City Market on the Atlanta Beltline; we’ll share our favorite spots in the city and make sure you are well-fed and well-read during your stay.  

We love working with interns who share our values of humility, creativity and independence.  

MailChimp is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


We encourage our employees to live their best lives through wellness programs, education opportunities.

Investing in our employees

Our profit sharing plan puts at least an additional percentage of your annual salary into your 401(k) each year, based on company performance.

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Atlanta is where we live, work, and play. It's a vibrant city, with people from all over the world, and no shortage of things to do.