A developer’s first job is usually the hardest to land. Internships give junior developer’s experience which gives them a leg up in landing that first position. Our goal at Creed is to help not only give junior developer’s that initial experience, but to help them understand what career path they are truly interested in pursuing, as well as what they want from their career.
Creed is a people-first, digital agency that goes All In to drive our client’s business forward. Even more simply: Creed is digital. Ignited by uncommon dedication. Our fundamental values include ingenuity, dedication and mutual respect. We pride ourselves on our culture, our collaboration, and on being people first.
We are experts in digital design, technology development, and consultative digital strategy.
The logistics of the program:
The program is approximately 14 weeks long (through the summer). The interns will work 29.5 hrs per week in a fun Agile environment with like minded people. They will attend daily stand up meetings and be assigned weekly tasks where they will be held accountable for working with others in order to hit deadlines. We have amazing mentors who will help them learn the ins and outs of working in a digital agency environment.
The first half of the program will be spent working with our ‘Open Source’ Team. Here they will learn about WordPress and other CMS platforms.
The second half of the program will be spent with one of our ‘Custom Development’ teams where they will focus on technologies such as Angular, Node, React and others.
What is expected of the intern:
Collaboration. One of the hardest things for junior developers to learn is how to collaborate and use their associates as resources. Asking for advice is not a weakness, but a strength. We hope to show them that one of the best ways to fill in gaps of knowledge is by working with others.
Learn and have fun doing so. If they don’t already enjoy programming, this probably isn’t the right program for them.
Interns will operate as part of a working team and in many cases they will be asked to perform actual tasks–for both our internal initiatives and client projects. They will be tasked with actively participating in the meetings, presenting ideas, and demonstrating soft skills in addition to technical skills.
Attend regular workshops where they will learn about:
- How our Design Team operates
- The Discovery process
- Systems Architecture
- Team leadership skills
- Our Quality Assurance program
What technologies we will emphasize:
- Node (NestJS)
- And more!
The most important piece of the internship program is the intern. The more they put into the experience, the more they will get out of it. Our goal is to help magnify their effort and work with them to achieve their goals.
Jana is Creed’s solutions architect and is exceptional at defining, solutioning, and consultatively optimizing clients’ tech solutions. She sets every project up for success with the highly-detailed work she puts in up front during the discovery phase. Jana started her career as a PHP developer in the private college space. Soon after, she joined Creed as a PHP developer. Since starting at Creed just over 10 years ago, she’s moved up to senior developer, learning many more coding languages and frameworks. Her keen eye for detail and planning has brought her into the application architect role where she is today.
Jana is Passionate About…
Accessibility. Jana is extremely passionate in her efforts to ensure that website accessibility is factored into every project that Creed delivers. Due to Jana’s passion to create positive change, Creed now has processes in place to audit user accessibility on all of our sites to ensure inclusion and access for all.
■ C# .NET
■ Adaptable at learning coding languages
Notable Creed Projects
Delta Dental of Minnesota
■ Employer Services Portal
■ Broker Services Portal
■ eCommerce Platform
Special Olympics Minnesota
■ Fundraising Registration and Marketing Website
■ Mass Content Migration and Platform
Jana has a green thumb – or as she describes it, she “can keep plants alive.” In addition to a bay window packed with thriving house plants, she tends to several gardens on her property.