Join an exciting team committed to creating and marketing bold new software! This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic technology company and be a part of the company’s early success. Your drive and desire to succeed is just what Bashpole Software is looking for.
Why Bashpole? As a growing company, Bashpole takes pride in being attentive to its interns and employees. Ben Ashpole, the CEO, works directly with all interns to ensure every person’s voice is heard. The company also holds frequent “Rule of Thumb” meetings to encourage growth, teamwork, and camaraderie among all interns. At the very heart of Bashpole Software lies compassion; the company hopes to foster that in everything it does.
How it Works: for internships, a “season” means one of summer, fall/winter, or winter/spring. Seasons can vary depending on the timeline (semesters/trimesters/quarters) your college follows, as do most internship start and end dates. Generally, a full-time internship lasts for at least 3 months, and a part-time internship lasts for at least 5 months, no matter the season. Bashpole Software understands that productivity does not always occur around the typical nine-to-five schedule. We encourage you to divide the required worktime hours in ways that are best suited to your individual needs and psychology. Currently, we are accepting applicants that reside in the USA only.
Personalities That Work Well Here: Bashpole Software seeks individuals who are interested in making the world a better place through the use and production of technology. Ideal candidates are self-disciplined and skillfully maintain a balance of independence and collaboration in order to work at their own pace and get the job done.
Points of Inspiration: our approaches to advertising, customer education, and measuring return-on-investment are a possible solution to what Dan Pallotta proposed about overhead versus the importance of scaling up for non-profits. We also are working to create a workplace of the future along the lines of what the CEO of Automattic, a company worth more than $3B that has over 1,400 employees who almost entirely work remotely, calls Level 5.
Click on the following headings to see the full names of our internships, intern testimonials, and job openings:
- Information Technology (IT) Internship Season 1: System Administration for Cloud Computing and Virtual Development Environments
- Information Technology (IT) Internship Season 2: Infrastructure Automation for Cloud Computing and Virtual Development Environments
- Information Technology (IT) Internship Season 3: Team Management
- Management Consulting Internship Season 1.A: Interview Executives for Market Research & Customer Discovery
- Management Consulting Internship Season 1.B: Management Consulting Internship: Competitive Research, Strategy, and Messaging
- Management Consulting Internship Season 2.A: Data Analytics, Return-On-Investment Analysis, and Strategic Advising
- Management Consulting Internship Season 2.B: Agency and Consulting Service Sales
- Management Consulting Internship Season 3: Management of People and Services
“I enjoyed my time at Bashpole, particularly all the bright people that I was surrounded by in my consulting team. This was a good opportunity to gain exposure to nonprofit executives in a variety of areas. This internship is flexible and allows interns to decide when in the week to complete their assignments to fit their schedule. I was able to greatly improve my communication and collaboration skills, while getting frequent feedback.” -Onik Russinov, 2021, U.C. Irvine
“The responsibilities as an intern are very straightforward, and the team meetings are clearly represented in the Google Calendar. The process of reaching out to interviewees, conducting the interview, and moving along the process tracking folder is clear and easy to follow. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other interns in Management Consulting. The internship also taught me personable skills like how to collaborate via call, network, pitch ideas, or even confront individuals. I also liked the fact that we were able to directly talk with the people involved in the work that we were doing. For example, my supervisor was always present during the team meetings, and most, if not all, interns were present to offer feedback.” -Julia Kim, 2021, Notre Dame. Went on to the Undergraduate Fellows Program at The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame.
“My time at Bashpole has been invaluable by creating newskills, building upon previous ones, creating an ever-growing network, andbeing able to bolster the resume of anyone who takes this position. Knowingyour work is going towards a worthy cause and having the opportunity to speakwith high-level individuals like CEO’s of nonprofits that gross over $100 million in revenue each year is rewarding in its own right.” -Alex Lovelace, 2021, Washington State University
“I was amazed by how efficiently our team worked together under the working from home model. Working at Bashpole is not a boring experience with trivial stuff. I was doing really meaningful work and learned from challenges with the team together. There are lots of spaces for one to lead and explore.” -Sherry Xu, 2020, U.C. San Diego
“Working as an intern at Bashpole is a wonderful experience for me. I would like to express my purest gratitude to Ben for all the guidance and support during the internship. I have gained valuable experience in solving real business problems with skills improvement, especially for data analysis. The work culture is very appealing to me. Everyone can work on the projects based on their interests and have the opportunity to lead the project. And our opinions are welcome and count at work. It’s also amazing to work with a group of talented people and network with other students from different backgrounds. It’s a great opportunity to improve speaking, leadership, and collaboration skills.” -Shuting Yan, 2020, Georgetown University
“My internship at Bashpole was an extremely positive experience and I am so thankful to Ben for giving me the opportunity to work with him and his exceptional team this past summer. As a market research intern, I spoke with nonprofit executives about the various challenges they were facing due to the pandemic and possible solutions that they could implement to mitigate these. I met a lot of great people who are doing such meaningful work around the world through my role at Bashpole. I learned a lot from these men and women and hope to maintain the relationships I have made with them and their organizations going forward. This summer, I gained a deeper understanding of nonprofits’ roles in society and feel I was able to make a real impact not only on nonprofits, but the people they serve, as well. I was proud to be a Bashpole intern knowing that I was a part of a team of passionate and driven individuals that were dedicated to helping populations that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.” -Anna Gregory, 2020, Notre Dame
“This internship opportunity was a great experience for me. I really enjoyed working with the other interns, and the culture of this internship is welcoming and encourages positive communication. Having a structure in place to network with my colleagues was great and helpful in assisting the connections that I made. Fellow colleagues were great to work alongside and work through the steps involved in this internship, and were a great resource to reach out to with any questions. I enjoyed the projects I worked on and the teams I was a part of. I also appreciated starting the internship with another intern, and was able to specifically work through the onboarding process with someone else. I really enjoyed speaking with nonprofit leaders through this internship, and I think it has improved my communication skills.” -Gillian Fouse, 2020, Indiana University. Went on to be a Bloomington-Project Manager at TechPoint.
“Over my summer internship at Bashpole, I collaborated with interns and full-time staff on a wide range of projects, from troubleshooting software issues on Agile CRM to calculating the ROI of our Ad Grants Management. Individually, I researched the tax returns of potential customers to ascertain which organizations to target down the line. This gave me the flexibility to explore individual projects with the support of experienced professionals. Additionally, the variety of the training keeps everybody on their feet and forces you to continuously learn new skills. Plus, you can work in your PJs! But, the biggest plus of the whole experience is the relationships you gain with other students and employees who are all working together to make the world a better place.” -Joe Funari, 2019, Notre Dame. Went on to be an Internet Marketing Analyst at The Tire Rack.
“My experiences at Bashpole were indispensable in teaching me how to solve real problems that real businesses face. I received the opportunity to expand my tech skill set while also receiving input on managing my time, prioritizing tasks, and coordinating my work with others. I would certainly recommend this position to anyone who wants to work remotely while still enjoying a sense of camaraderie with co-workers. If you are interested in marketing or the tech world, this is a great place to grow as a professional.” -Christopher Carbonaro, 2019, Notre Dame. Went on to be a Junior Data Analyst at Alliance International CHB.
- Marketing Consulting Internship Season 1.A: Promoting Good Causes with Google Ads
- Marketing Consulting Internship Season 1.B: Graphic Design for Web, Digital Presentations, and Marketing
- Marketing Consulting Internship Season 1.C: UI/UX for Web Applications and Mobile Apps
- Marketing Consulting Internship Season 2.A: Advertising Analytics Tools Mastery
- Marketing Consulting Internship Season 2.B: Fundraising Research, Experimentation, and Process Improvement
- Marketing Consulting Internship Season 2.C: Public Communications, Publicity, PR, & Multichannel Content Creation
- Marketing Consulting Internship Season 3: Team Management
“I came into Bashpole Software looking for an opportunity to apply my skills in a professional environment. I was able to accomplish just this and even more. I was welcomed into a company full of kind and caring interns and supervisors. I felt like a valuable member of the team and was able to expand my design skills while networking with interns from all around the world. I appreciated how there was a form of direct communication with my supervisor. I was able to readily receive helpful suggestions on my work and advice for my future career. I definitely learned a lot as an intern and know that in the future, I will apply the skills I learned through my projects at Bashpole.” – Vaishnavi Dontineni, 2021, University of Washington
“My experience this summer was a growing one. I worked on meaningful projects and topics that interest me. I was nervous, being that this was my first full-time summer internship, but Ben and the whole team made great efforts to make me feel welcome and heard. In a virtual space, the company culture is motivating and friendly. The team meetings were a safe place to share and ask questions. I gained the knowledge and skills that I wouldn’t have developed in class. I will definitely take all these lessons for my future opportunities.” -Maggie Hoang, 2020, University of Washington. Went on to be a Researcher at DogPaws Project.
“My 13-week internship at Bashpole has been a great learning experience for me. I want to first express my thanks to Ben and my teammates for making this internship great. The best part of my summer is that I was able to work on several projects with the choice of my interests. I was grateful for the opportunity to explore designing mock-ups, creating landing pages, and advertising with Google Ads. Seeing the pages and the ads I created being online is very rewarding. If you want to work on real-life projects that make lasting impacts, Bashpole is the right place. Plus, the culture here is collaborative – everyone is encouraged to speak up during a meeting and network with other interns from all teams. I enjoyed connecting with other interns and learning more about their cool projects. Finally, I always feel our work is appreciated as Ben gave accomplishments frequently, letting us know that our work is beneficial, both for nonprofits and for Bashpole.” -Phoebe Cao, 2020, U.C. San Diego
“I had the incredible opportunity to intern with Bashpole during the Covid-19 Pandemic. During this time, the entire nation was only focusing on the public health crisis. As an Ad Writing Intern, I was able to help desperate nonprofits still reach supporters and draw attention to social issues still going on even in the midst of a pandemic. In my position, I was able to connect with great individuals to work together across different teams to improve company systems so that Bashpole can continue to efficiently support great causes. The virtual experience still allowed me to join a company culture of other hardworking interns who shared a passion for technology and service. I concluded my summer with a sense of pride that I was able to successfully learn new tasks, challenge myself on different projects, and support incredible nonprofit causes. Bashpole truly pushes its interns to change the world right from their computers.” -Max Chuma, 2020, Notre Dame
“My experience this summer at Bashpole has been exceptional. The amount of real world, practical information that I have learned this summer is extremely vast. I am truly grateful for all aspects of my experience at Bashpole this extends to my boss, my coworkers, clients, and the work that I was so excited to tackle for my clients. A few things I really enjoyed from the internship were the work, the meetings, and the advice given. To begin, I felt truly important with the work that I was given. It wasn’t anything like what I had heard about internship work growing up. I was able to work on projects that were crucial to not only Bashpole, but the nonprofits as well. Next, the meetings were very refreshing given the nature of remote work. It is odd to not be able to walk into the room next to you and ask a coworker or superior a question but the frequency of meetings keeps it from feeling isolated. I truly enjoyed getting to talk to my coworkers each morning, even if only for a matter of ten or so minutes. Lastly, the advice given, specifically from the RoT meetings, is extremely beneficial. It is not common for tips like the ones included in RoT meetings to be given out and written down. Normally, these are just unspoken rules that young professionals are left to discover on their own through trial and error. I found these meetings very helpful and will definitely be using the tips in the future.” -Trey Abernathy, 2020, Indiana University, Bloomington
- Software Engineering Internship Season 1.A: Intermediate Java & More for a Web App for Non-profits that Automated Advertising
- Software Engineering Internship Season 2.A: Advanced Java & More for a Web App for Non-profits that Automated Advertising
- Software Engineering Internship Season 2.B: Natural Language Processing (NLP) with Advanced Java for Advertising with Machine Learning – Software for Nonprofits
- Software Engineering Internship Season 2.C: idTraffickers.com – Web Full Stack Development with Advanced Java for Fighting Human Trafficking
- Software Engineering Internship Season 3: Team Management
“My 4 month experience at Bashpole was consistently positive. Throughout the internship, I had multiple opportunities to pick up new skills and learn how development in the software industry works. I liked the structure of the internship, which allowed me to be in regular communication with both Ben and the other interns. I also enjoyed being able to work with interns from departments other than software engineering, as it provided insight into every aspect of the industry. In an internship, one prioritizes the learning experience, and Bashpole certainly delivered.” -Kanav Bhatnagar, 2021, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Throughout my internship, I gained a lot of practical experience and learned so much about the professional field of Software Engineering. Interns are given many opportunities to network among each other and meet other interns. You get the opportunity to meet with the CEO, Ben, 1-2 times a week to discuss the progress of your projects. Bashpole also has an interview process like no other; you will be given the opportunity to not just elaborate on your resume, but to truly show who you are and what your interests, and, if accepted, your projects will be tailored around what you are passionate about, creating an environment of hard-working, passionate individuals!” -Joey Cain, 2020, New York University. Went on to be a Credit Risk Representative at Santander Bank.
“I gained a lot of the experiences that I sought and improved my skills in different fields such as Java coding, NLP techniques, and web crawling. It was the first time for me to work in a company where people who are good in different fields can cooperate together in order to fulfill the same ultimate goal. The networking meetings enabled me to learn about things outside of my familiar fields and get a more broad view of what our company is working on. What’s more, it was also the first time for me to start with a project from the designing step. For the coursework and projects in schools, we have tutorials for projects and we can just follow that step by step. Differently, when I was assigned a task here, I only knew what the input was like and what types of output we were seeking. Thus I started with all the designations of the algorithm, such as what techniques to use, how to construct the algorithm, and how to improve the performance. During the process, I did research by myself, I got feedback from my supervisors, and I regarded this as a precious and meaningful experience.” -Yue Kuang, 2020, University of Michigan
“Firstly, I want to express my thanks to Ben and all my teammates. Thanks for your help, and I learned a lot from all of you. I worked as a full-stack internship in the Promoter Motor team at Bashpole this summer. I have to say that this internship was a valuable experience for me. It was a great chance to combine what I have learned from school or books with a real-world project. Ben is a helpful manager and willing to talk and teach us from the very beginning, so that all the interns could know about the daily routine and start their work in a very short time. Also, Bachpole is a place that encourages networking with your peers; I made many friends here, and I believe we will be continually in contact in the future.” -Ruizi Zhang, 2020, University of Pennsylvania
“I want to express my thanks for giving me the opportunity to intern at Bashpole this summer. I gained very valuable experience that I will use in the future. The two things I enjoyed most about the internship were the group work and the project itself. The ability to work in groups allowed me to gain additional mentorship and valuable coding experience from some more experienced programmers. I also enjoyed the project itself, with the valuable experience it gave me with being able to cut down the time it takes for Bashpole to reach out to potential partners. Overall, I really enjoyed my time at Bashpole this summer and wish you the best of luck in the future. Thank you again for giving me the experience this summer. We will be in touch again in the future.” – Joshua Wrobel, 2020, University of Michigan. Went on to be a Supply Chain Engineer for Wareologie.
“During the 14-week internship, I am grateful to have had the opportunity Bashpole provided me to learn from a real business project and help non-profit clients regarding their need for advertisement promotion. I experienced a full stack project and learned development of frontend and backend frameworks, and knowledge of practical architecture of web development. With great advisory at Bashpole, not only did I enhance my technical skills, but also the capability of process management and formal documentation, which is beneficial for my future career goals. Plus, I am really thankful to my great team, especially my helpful teammate and networking opportunities with other interns throughout the summer. The Rule of Thumbs at Bashpole is also another shining point for experience exchange and teamwork.” -Victor Chen, 2020, Georgia Tech. Went on to a Masters in Computational Science & Engineering.
“My three-month internship at Bashpole is a very valuable experience. As a member of the machine learning team, at first, I was nervous at whether I could handle all the tasks since I am a mathematics major, so Ben gave me enough time to do research into the field our team were working on and I gained confidence gradually. I combined my math knowledge into the application of algorithm and developed a model. With the help of my teammates, we did much data mining work and tested the model with this data. Throughout the internship, not only did I improved my understandings of machine learning algorithm, but I also found out the possibility to choose data analyst as a future career. From all the work I did, I had a deep insight into the application of math theories in solving real world problems, and I found this very attractive. I was very glad that I have the chance to work here.” -Yuehe Wen, 2020, U.C. Davis. Went on to a Consulting Internship for PwC, then to U.C. Berkeley Master of Science in Operations Research.
“This internship experience generally went very well for me. The best part of this experience was that I was exposed to many challenges and pushed to learn many new things, like web scraping, dealing with databases, and information extraction. The learning experience is very different from the learning experience in school. Since I was not systematically learning the knowledge but more problem-solving-aimed learning, I was very confused at first. Sometimes I had to look up for information in different websites and try out the solutions myself for hours to solve the problem. It was somewhat frustrating at first, but I got gradually used to it and found a pattern and rhythm of solving the problem more quickly. It is also from these experiences that I learned more about the fundamentals of problems – like the security issues of the database and the calculation of TF-IDF. Additionally, I think the company provides a good vibe of connecting and communicating with other people. I have talked with many other interns and learned a lot from their experience of learning and finding a job. Especially worth noting is that I made two really good friends – Xudan and Yuge during this internship. They are both really nice and willing to teach me many things. I am sure I will continue to be in touch with them and communicate with them in the future. My supervisor, Benjamin, is also very approachable and patient in answering my questions. There were a few times that I was stuck in the project, and he helped me get started in solving the problem by giving useful suggestions.” -Zhenxu (Egret) Liu, 2020, New York University. Went on to be a Researcher at the Motivation Lab at NYU.
“The software engineering internship at Bashpole Software is one of the most enjoyable activities I have participated in this summer. Although I had no previous experience in a real life software engineering setting, by harnessing the tools I was provided before the internship started and the people to help me anytime I need it, getting into the groove of things wasn’t really bad. I would suggest not only working from home, but go out and work from a coffee shop or any place that will be a change of setting. A change of setting always helps refresh the mind. There would be days that you would not want to get out of bed early. But when you do, I will love every moment of solving real life problems that would make an impact on the company’s future directly. Another thing I liked about this experience was the projects. The project selection consisted of fun but important projects, and solving these problems was very enjoyable. I would recommend this internship to anyone who is looking for a summer internship that will help develop them as an engineer.” -Samuel Iwu, 2019, Butler University. Went on to be an Information Technology Intern at Bone Dry.
“I was motivated to apply to Bashpole Software the moment I heard of the work done here for social good. The biggest reward was knowing that some of my work contributed to combating online human trafficking. During my time as an intern, I was able to work on a variety of projects, leveraging machine learning, statistics, computer vision, and natural language processing. I appreciated that my meetings with Ben were always very collaborative and conversational, and that I had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of tasks and have a direct impact.” -Andrew Johnson, 2018, Universität des Saarlandes. Went on to work on Natural Language Understanding for Amazon.
- Technical Writing Internship Season 1.A: Proposal Writing for Technology Research and Development (R&D) to Government and Non-profits
- Technical Writing Internship Season 1.B: Writing and Publishing a Book and Training Resources for New Graduates Entering the Workforce
- Technical Writing Internship Season 2: Strategic Communication & Business Development
- Technical Writing Internship Season 3: Team Management
“Being an intern with Bashpole Software turned out to be everything I needed and nothing I expected. I needed a professional environment to develop my skills as a technical writer. I never expected to learn so much about the challenges to US nonprofits and the vast potential of online advertising to support their great works. I also never expected to get a fundamentals course in artificial intelligence! Another benefit to my professional development had to do with the opportunity to mentor and coach younger professionals, which is a type of fulfillment we often overlook as we progress through our careers. That said, I was also glad to be able to spend most of my time focused on the writing process at a less stressful pace than I have been used to. This made more room for thoughtful reflection and better quality in my output. I was glad to be able to stand back from the R&D proposal writing process, analyze it, break it down, and organize it into phases, steps, and a methodology that will hopefully serve Bashpole as a training tool. That tool should in turn help future interns achieve the lasting impacts they seek in their careers. Working on projects for government R&D proposal writing & technical writing proved to be an interesting, challenging and rewarding experience that I am sure will serve me well in my career.” -Lyrae Johnson, 2021, Drexel University.