Back End Web Development Internship

Looking for Chicago back end development internships? Walker Sands is looking for an eager, and well-organized and pro-active person for a 12-week fall back end development internship at our Chicago office.


This is a fast-paced environment where plans change and the path to success is winding. You will make mistakes! So you have to be good at accepting feedback and learning from your errors. If you are a team player who is willing to help others and learn, this is the internship for you.

As a back end web development intern, every day will be different. Here is a sample of the work you will be doing:

  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developer with server side logic
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of web applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protections
  • Setup of hosting environments, including database administration
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • Setup and administration of backups
  • Testing/Validation of other team members’ work

Things You Will Learn

At Walker Sands, learning is a top priority. After completing this internship, you’ll have a strong understanding of web production best practices at a prestigious Chicago agency. You’ll be working alongside experts in web strategy, UX, UI design, dev and SEO. And you’ll have experience working on major web projects for established B2B technology clients.

Experience Required

We are looking for an intern with the following skill set:

  • Mac terminal experience
  • LAMP stack
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • Source control, Github profile
  • BONUS: Front end skills, including HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress, SEO and marketing automation

 Internship Details

  • This is a 12-week, paid internship beginning September 2017
  • Open to both full and part-time interns (part-time interns must be able to work at least 20 hours a week)
  • Please be sure to include your GPA on your resume

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for this role.  Please check out our other internship offerings here

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