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Welcome EDB's 2022 Summer Interns!

EDB Team6/13/2022
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EDB is excited to welcome eleven interns to various teams across the organization this summer! These interns will be supporting teams in marketing, sales and product development, and will focus on projects that will aid the organization to further our goals. While this is just the second year the Talent Acquisition team has hired and facilitated a formal internship program, it is already off to a great start!

The cohort of interns at EDB this summer come from a variety of educational backgrounds and experience levels. There are folks just coming out of or finishing up their undergraduate degrees, completing MBA and other Master's programs and some who made a career shift and went back to school for another Bachelor's degree! 

This diversity is exciting for EDB, showcasing a range of perspectives that we’re excited for each program participant to lend. Just as they will be gaining experience from their time with us, we look forward to learning as much from them.

 

Getting to know our interns

As each of our interns has been settling into their role, we reached out to them to learn more about their passions, their goals and why they chose EDB specifically. 

Haruna Na-Aata, a marketing operations intern from New York, New York told us:  “I couldn't have been placed in a better position in the marketing team! Marketing is what I went to school for. I grew up loving the idea of marketing and creating the best product, as well as collaborating with others to provide solutions to everyday problems.” 

When it comes to learning new things, Hannah Stoik of the performance engineering team highlights passions both in and out of the office. “I’m a very curious person. So, consequently, I am passionate about learning new things. I enjoy traveling to gain a better understanding of different cultures, especially through food and music. I have fun trying new cuisine and using it as an inspiration while cooking at home. I'm also fascinated by philosophical literature and how it constantly challenges and adapts my worldview,” she told us.

Something that the intern recruiting team tries to focus on when hiring interns is building a cohort of interns with various education backgrounds and levels. One of our new interns, Jason Liang, in product marketing, began his career in recruiting and sales and recently pivoted to pursue this new career path. Jason shared that “after a successful career in sales/recruitment, I decided to go back to school to transition my career into Product Management. After a practicum in Product Marketing, I was intrigued by this career field. It's rapidly growing, and I'm able to support many teams in an organization. I want to be able to help sales teams make an impact with their clients and identify opportunities for EDB.”

Meanwhile, Miranda Cooper, a professional services intern from Ann Arbor, Michigan explained, “I chose EDB for my summer internship because I was drawn to the opportunity to receive mentorship and professional skill building, alongside an immersive technical experience.” Speaking more on her background, she continued, “Since I am transitioning out of an almost 7 year career in non-profit fundraising operations/CRM management working in Salesforce, I was excited to join a team that enables companies to leverage the open source power of PostgreSQL.”

As those who have followed EDB know, community is of great importance both to the organization and to the broader Postgres project as a whole. We were excited to learn our interns are equally passionate about it. “Community is so important because a strong community is also a strong support system. It is a group of people that are dedicated to not only helping each other succeed, but to helping the company grow,” relates Jennifer Kitchens, a partner engineering intern from Greenville, South Carolina. “Community encourages me to continue to grow in my skills and knowledge. I want to not only see my team succeed, but the company as well. And to me that means being open, honest, welcoming and supportive of all of my teammates.

 

Our summer roundup

We couldn’t be more excited about each and every member of this program. Their drive, energy and expertise will no doubt make each of them a great addition to the EDB family this summer.

And so, we are proud to introduce you to the EDB intern class of summer 2022!

1Name: Jennifer Kitchens
Title/EDB team: Partner Engineering Intern with the Partner Engineering Team
Where are you sitting: Greenville, SC
School/Program Name: Liberty University, Information Technology: Data Networking and Security
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: I am looking forward to learning new technology concepts, to honing more of my documentation skills, to learning how to work/integrate with a remote team and to hopefully learning a few more tech skills that aren't discussed in classes!

 

2Name: Jason Liang
Title/EDB team: Product Marketing Intern / Product Marketing
Where are you sitting: Vancouver, BC 
School/program Name: British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) / Business IT Management
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: I'm looking forward to working with amazing product marketers and expanding my skills in the industry. 

3Name: Chris Estes
Title/EDB team: Technical Writer Intern in the Documentation Team
Where are you sitting: Boston, MA
School/Program Name: University of Massachusetts Amherst (Professional Writing and Technical Communication Program)
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: I'm most looking forward to working on a documentation project where I can get to know the framework and fine tune my writing skills. My goal is to create something I can be proud of!

4Name: Miranda Cooper
Title/EDB team: Professional Services Intern
Where are you sitting: Ann Arbor, MI
School/Program Name: University of Michigan School of Information, Master of Science in Information focused on Big Data Analytics
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: I am looking forward to opportunities to learn new skills from my manager and team and gain new insight as I transition my career out of the nonprofit sector. 

 

5Name: Adi Kandula
Where are you sitting: Michigan
School/Program Name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: Working with and learning from many talented people at EDB.

6Name: Haruna Na-Aata
Title/EDB team: Marketing Ops
Where are you sitting: New York, NY
School/Program Name: Bentley University
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: Gaining valuable experience in a field, I aim to go deep into my work while connecting authentically with people from all over the world!

 

7Name: Elliott LeClaire
Title/EDB team: Growth Marketing Intern, Growth Marketing Team
Where are you sitting: North Windham, Connecticut, United States
School/Program Name: Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication & Media
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: I am looking forward to learning more about marketing and what goes into a campaign with a large company, as I have only ran campaigns for small companies in the past. I am also very excited to meet new people!

 

8Name: John Curtin
Title/EDB team: Sales Operations Intern
Where are you sitting: Andover, MA
School/Program Name: Davidson College
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: I can't wait to grow my network and develop lasting connections while evolving my skill set in data analysis. 

 

9Name: Hannah Stoik
Title/EDB team: CTO Office Intern / Performance Engineering Team 
Where are you sitting: Boston, MA
School/Program Name: Graduated in 2020 with M.S. in Data Science from Northeastern University
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: I am most looking forward to further developing my technical experience and working with such an innovative and collaborative group of people!

 

10Name: Leah Cohen
Title/EDB team: Marketing Operations Intern, Marketing Operations
Where are you sitting: Boston, MA 
School/Program Name: Northeastern MBA
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: This summer, I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning as much as I can.

 

11Name: Landon White
Title/EDB team: Professional Services Intern
Where are you sitting: Newberry, South Carolina 
School/Program Name: Midlands Technical College/ associates in applied science computer technology. 
What are you most looking forward to during your internship: Obtaining experience and growing my skill set, while also helping EDB complete some of their own goals. 

We look forward to a fantastic and exciting summer with all of our interns! We can't wait to see them all explore their passions, build their expertise and discover what makes Postgres such an engaging technology to work with.

 

Do you want to be a part of the EDB team? Check out our careers page for available openings!