The Ultimate Guide To Tech Internship Opportunities in Armenia
The fact is, although not every internship will give you sacks of cash, it will pay off in many other ways. Internships provide those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work with necessary real-world experience, robust networking opportunities, powerful resume building, and a foundation for a strong career. But…. you already get that from a regular internship back home. When you volunteer in a new country, not only do you get all these great things but on top of that, you get to experience life in a very unique and memorable way. Here are 7 Tech Internship opportunities you can secure in the wonderful country of Armenia.
Interning at MIC is perfect for you if you have a strong interest in coding and programming. The company helps build up core competencies (specifically business and soft skills) in the tech industry. They also provide different developmental projects and activities aimed at improving your skills.
Interestingly enough, they were established by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2011, and to this day they provide training programs, coding boot-camps, competitions, and resources to support IT, students and professionals. You can never go wrong interning for a Microsoft company – that’s for sure!
PicsArt LLC is an amazing fit for those who have a background in app development. If that sounds like you – give this internship ago! PicsArts LLC takes care of the development of the world’s #1 photo app for Android – PicsArt Photo Studio. What’s amazing about PicsArt, is that it was 100% developed in Armenia.
Not only that, but PicsArt swept the mobile photography world by achieving well over 200 million downloads on the Android app store (Top 45 apps of all time on the Android platform)! PicsArt is similar to a professional-grade desktop photo suite and combines everything into a simple, easy-to-use package. If this sounds interesting to you, give this internship ago!
Synopsys Armenia provides technology, tools, and resources for teaching and academic research. Synopsys focuses on 2 main sections – Design Services and Software Security Services. The design services are built on the Synopsys® Design Platform which is aimed at helping customers get more efficient results and the most out of their SoC (system-on-chip) design. The Software security services are for conducting dependency and attack analyses, ensuring network, physical, and social attack surfaces are secure, and performing analyses of client software and server-side APIs.
This internship would be ideal for those interested in software design and software security. Check out a really cool video of Synopsys here!
Instigate was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Yerevan. They have over 70 customer contracts and more than 350 projects with customers in the USA and Europe. They specialize in system development, system verification, and system validation. They also do consulting, prototyping and modeling, along with software development and software verification.
A degree in computer science or any related field is required for this position though, so this is best for a recent graduate! Check out their very interactive and unique website here.
TUMO is a new kind of educational experience which fuses technology and design at the highest level. TUMO focuses on teaching those willing to refine their web design and game development skills, so if you’re into those types of things, this place is waiting for you. You will be given the tools and know-how that you need to reach your potential, while you do hands-on activities, workshops, and projects.
There are four TUMO centers in Armenia: Yerevan, Dilijan, Gyumri, and Stepanakert. Centers in Koghb, Masis and other locations in Armenia are coming up, so be on the lookout! The famous Armenian-American singer Serj Tankian of SOAD fame is on the advisory board, which tells you there is sure to be a fun culture there. They’re always on the look-out for energetic and passionate learners who want to work alongside some of Armenia’s most motivated people, so get started ASAP!
GITC, or Gyumri Information Technologies Center, is an educational foundation in the Information Systems field. Since its founding, the Center has regionalized the information technology market from Yerevan to Gyumri, contributing to the strengthening of the economy and progress in the I.T. sector. The foundation offers educational programs in the Web Technologies and Mobile Technologies departments. Educators are picked from Yerevan’s finest programming and tech companies. If you are into Information Technology, ready to learn, and want to check out the beautiful city of Gyumri, give this a try for sure!
Also known as EGS, Energize Global Services was founded in 2007 as a cutting-edge Tech Company focused on delivering special services and products for the Banking and Financial Management Industry. Over the past 10 years, EGS has been developing Banking Systems, POS Terminal Solutions, EMV Implementations, NFC & Contactless Payments, Mobile Payment Systems, E-Wallets, Hardware Security Modules (HSM), and more.
EGS is recognized as a trustworthy partner and expert in the financial services software domain. They have provided solutions to/partnered with very exclusive companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, HP, MasterCard, Boeing, Shell Oil Refineries, and more. If you want to dive into the financial technology field, an internship with Energize Global is calling your name, so answer back soon!
All these incredible opportunities – and dozens more — are available for you through our organization, Armenian Volunteer Corps. If any of them catch your eye, check them out and contact us right away if you find one you’re ready to pursue. We’re here to help every step of the way.
By Eric Biglari