I remember the first day of my internship at ServiceNow corporate
headquarters in Santa Clara, California. I started the day feeling
excited, nervous, anxious. All the new interns were asked to gather in
a large room, and everything changed. We got our nametags, laptops,
backpacks and branded jackets. We immediately felt welcome, like we belonged.
Just a few weeks later, the 2019 interns are proudly immersed in our
work. We’re contributing across multiple ServiceNow teams, from
communications and marketing to engineering, and we’re seeing the real
impact our work is making. Below I’ll share some recent perspectives
from my fellow interns.
“I’m very excited to see our product develop and allow ServiceNow
administrators to create interactive experiences that are easy to
create and manage.” - Rio Martinez, software engineering intern
Right now, Rio is working on a user interface (UI) builder with our
engineers. His biggest takeaway so far is the importance of teamwork.
When Rio walks into ServiceNow, teamwork is the first thing on his mind.
Rio’s dad raised him to be an athlete, so he’s all about teams.
Through basketball and rowing, he learned what it means to pick up
where a teammate left off and how to work with the team’s success in
mind. Those skills come in handy as Rio and the team build interactive
experiences that are simple to create and manage on the Now Platform.
“I love my internship because I feel comfortable here. I can
experiment and make mistakes that will ultimately help me succeed
and add value to the company.” - Kat Temple, mobile UX Design
intern in Santa Clara
Kat is working on a feature for the next release for ServiceNow’s
mobile app. On her road to craft a better work experience for our
customers, she’s learning how to lead discussions about her design
approach. Kat credits her talented ServiceNow mentor for showing her
“I want work to be a place where people enjoy their time. Where
people can be themselves. Where people wake up excited about their
day.” - Siyuan Sun, digital marketing intern in Amsterdam
Siyuan works on web-based projects that improve the user experience
and the customer journey. Working on a marketing team is all about
sharing ideas, which is no problem for Siyuan because he has tons of
them. When he’s not conducting research or ideating solutions for
exciting, challenging projects, he enjoys teaching his teammates about
“Progress really means finding and eradicating flaws in our world
using power and intelligence.” -Siddharth Gupta, software
development intern in Hyderabad, India
Siddharth spends his days thinking about how he can develop
technology that improves the world. He feels ServiceNow is a great
place to work. “I feel this place gives me the freedom for my thoughts
and ideas to grow,” Siddharth says. In his spare time, he’s tackling
the problem of traffic congestion by using AI to interpret and
understand the visual world.
It’s not always easy for interns to drop into a new company,
establish themselves, and really make a mark. In order for that to
happen, we need to be given the right opportunities and feel like
we’re in a space that encourages us to innovate, learn, and grow.
Luckily there are plenty of those opportunities at ServiceNow.
ServiceNow interns are making an impact in offices around the world.
And ServiceNow is making an impact on us, too.