Everything you need to know about Spotify’s internship programmes

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Spotify has a several internship programmes offered every summer. Source: Mario Tama/AFP

Ever dreamed of getting a Spotify internship?

Well, now you can score yourself one with Spotify’s summer internship programmes. And you don’t need to be able to sing or rap to get admitted.

Established in Sweeden in 2006, the app has transformed the way we listen to music. Today, it is the most popular audio streaming subscription service in the world and has over 456 million users.

As a student looking to spruce up your CV, taking on an internship is a great way to do so. An internship will help you to gain work experience, learn new skills and build your network. 

Having an internship experience will also increase your chances of employability.

According to the State of Millenial Hiring Report, 81.1% of graduates reported greater career prospects after working as an intern.

Spotify internships are open to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students as well as recent graduates.

The opportunities to learn are endless no matter what field you are in and are offered across their offices in Stockholm, London, Toronto, Sydney, Los Angeles, and more.

Through these Spotify internship programmes, you will gain first-hand experience working on major projects with many teams. 

“My favourite part was meeting so many amazing people throughout the company. I left my internship with so many mentors that want to help and see me succeed,” shares Cameron, who completed a Spotify  internship in cultural partnerships.

Six Spotify internship programmes in summer 2023

Global Summer Internship

While Spotify has several programmes to pick from, their Global Summer Internship is the largest programme that is offered.

Taking place over a period of 10 to 13 weeks, candidates get to work with the business and technical teams while making an impact on the music industry.

This programme is available in a number of their offices around the world, including the US, Europe and Asia. 

Aspiring Marketing Professionals Programme

During this 15-month programme, you will work as an associate at Spotify’s New York office on a number of projects.

Candidates will focus on marketing strategy across the teams and get first-hand experience in the business.  

Technology Fellowship Programme 

The Technology Fellowship Programme is catered towards aspiring software engineers who are looking to enter the tech industry.

Interns work closely with mentors and managers while working on projects. Over 18 weeks, they learn to develop skills and apply what they have learnt.

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Through a Spotify internship, you will gain first-hand experience while building on your skills. Source: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Finance Analyst Rotation

Designed for graduates looking to become finance professionals, the finance analyst rotation programme takes place over 24 months.

During this immersive programme, interns work with the US finance team on projects in Internal Auditing, Treasury, Accounting and Financial Planning and Analysis. 

The Opening Act Innovation Challenge

This challenge is open to students attending Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutes (HSI).

Spotify organises the Opening Act Innovation Challenge every year for these students to solve some of the business’s challenges.

Winners score a summer internship with them that span 10 to 13 weeks.

Rotational Product Management Programme 

This 12-month programme is offered in their London and Stockholm offices. Interns get insight into this function by working on projects across different teams while being supported by a mentor.