Summer 2015 brought Taboola’s New York office ten new interns, and we have since been fully immersed in the day-to-day life of full-time “Taboolars.”
From digging up industry research for RFPs and prospective clients, to brainstorming alternative titles to articles, interns work with teams on both the publisher and media sides of Taboola’s business. In addition to assisting with ongoing work and projects, interns participate in weekly mentor meetings with the heads of their respective departments, discussing goals and areas of interest to explore throughout the summer.
“Taboola’s internship program recruits ambitious students and recent graduates to work alongside our teams, while also providing an opportunity for interns to take on projects of their own,” says Karen Warner, HR and Talent Acquisition Manager at Taboola.
Professional development is also fostered during Taboola University (“TaboolaU”), a monthly internal education program that educates Taboolars from our New York City headquarters. In-depth sessions led by the heads of each department provide participants with a 360-degree view of the company and the various sides of its global business.
Interns and new hires participate in TaboolaU, both on-site and remotely, calling in from our additional offices in London, Tel Aviv, Bangkok, and Pasadena. The curriculum gives participants a better understanding of the burgeoning “content discovery” space, and enables interns to learn more about career paths they might wish to pursue after graduation.
“Our company operates at the center of a rapidly-changing digital media industry, and our goal is to equip interns with valuable experience to help them launch successful careers in this exciting space,” Karen continued.
Following an enlightening week of TaboolaU sessions, and already having a slew of real projects under our belts, the company’s newest colleagues came together to celebrate the end of classes with a view overlooking the Empire State Building. On an almost perfect evening in the “Big Apple,” we toasted to the beginning of our careers at Taboola!
Included above are our NYC summer interns: Gabby A., Noah L., Juliet L., Luke P., Evan H., Joey W., Hannah M., Prachi G., Alexandra C. and Stephen B.