How to get your first internship at the greenhouse academy
A college and university internship can be a lucrative way to get a foot in the door to one of the hottest industries in the world.
The Greenhouse Academy, an online-only academy that offers a number of different online training programs, is now hiring.
The company’s online-based training programs offer up to six months of work experience, including work in science, technology, engineering and math.
The company says it can train students to be software engineers, designers, project managers, financial analysts and more.
It’s a new type of internship for college students, who often aren’t able to find work in their chosen fields.
Greenhouse Academy is the brainchild of the Academy founder, David Green, who has previously worked at the New York University School of Law and the University of Michigan.
He also founded the Web development and engineering firm The Codebase.
Green, who graduated from the University at Buffalo, was the cofounder of Greenhill Digital, which sells online courses, courses in marketing, social media and digital marketing.
Greenhill Academy launched in the fall of 2017, and it now has more than 3,000 alumni, said Michael B. Smith, the company’s vice president of operations.
The academy offers a variety of online training options.
The programs range from one-hour sessions to two-hour seminars.
Each session can be completed in two or four days.
Students also can work with a team of people at a company to design, build and deploy a software product, with a final product to show for the students.
Green says the academy can teach students the skills of software engineers to help them become entrepreneurs.
He says it’s an opportunity for students to get involved in a company and help the company grow.
The training can be as simple as an hour-long webinar with a business consultant, and as complex as building a mobile app with a web designer and a business development manager, he said.
It is a way to learn the business, and to get in the industry, said B. Michael Smith, Greenhill Academy vice president.
“You can learn from somebody in a very short period of time,” he said, adding that the academy has about 400 alumni.
Some companies are looking to get into the online-internship game, too.
Amazon.com is launching an internship program this summer, according to a post on the company blog.
Amazon is not alone.
A number of companies are offering the internship programs, including The CodeBase, which has more 20,000 students.
Greenhill said it is looking for a range of different skills, including marketing, technology development, product design and more, to help the program grow.
“We’re open to all the things you might want to get up to and do in this business,” Greenhill told The Wall St. Journal.
“We want people who want to do it for a living.”
Greenhill said he expects that the number of students will continue to grow, with many more coming online every month.