Washington Post Engineering Announces 2022 Summer Internship Class

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Washington Post Engineering is thrilled to announce its 2022 summer internship class, comprising 17 interns from 13 colleges and universities in 11 states.

This is the first class to be selected through Washington Post Engineering’s unified internship process, which allowed applicants to apply to seven different teams with a single submission. You can learn more about the application process – and watch for the Summer 2023 application to open this fall – on our public information page.

Hoang Nguyen (he/him) – Apps (Android)

Hoang is from Vietnam and has lived in America for three years. He is a computer science student at the University of Georgia. He was exposed to software development in college and has been pursuing it ever since. His goal is to become a software engineer specializing in mobile applications. He is also interested in artificial intelligence (AI) and hopes to integrate AI technologies into mobile applications as well.

Matthew Turk (he/him) – Apps (iOS)

Matthew is from Chicago, Illinois. He is a sophomore at Stanford University, intends to major in computer science, and is editor of the Stanford Daily. Last year, he was an engineering researcher at the Texas Tribune, and his first novel, An Invincible Summer, hit stores.

Gaurav Sett (he/him) – Data Science

Gaurav is from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He is in his third year in computer science at Georgia Tech. His interests are in artificial intelligence security, public policy and effective altruism.

Wooyong Jung (he/him) – Data Science

Wooyong is from Cheong-ju, South Korea. He is a graduate student in computer science at Pennsylvania State University (class of 2026). His interests include applying machine learning techniques for social good, travel to distant places, and table tennis and soccer.

Dana Cassidy (her) – Engineering News

Dana is from Orlando, Florida. She will be graduating from the University of Florida in May with a BS in journalism with a major in data and web applications, as well as an engineering certificate in foundations and applications of artificial intelligence. Previously, she interned at the Miami Herald as a developer and data reporter, the Orlando Sentinel as an education and criminal justice reporter, and the Palm Beach Post as a breaking news and on the crime. She was also the editor of The Independent Florida Alligator.

Emma Baker (her) – Engineering News

Emma is from St. Louis, Missouri. She will be graduating from Washington University in St. Louis this spring with a degree in computer science.

Semanur Karayaka (her) – Engineering News

Semanur is from Sylva, North Carolina. She is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a double major in Media and Journalism and Computer Science and minor in Korean.

Swetabh Changkakoti (he/him) – Engineering News

Swetabh is from Delhi, India. He is a sophomore at Brown University studying computer science; Anthropology; and Science, technology and society. He cares a lot about pine leaves, Adrianne Lenker, and how technology intersects with socio-political structures in the Global South, and tries to diffuse that concern in Brown through the writing, coding, and design of course programs.

Junior Hernandez (he/him) – Publishing tools

Junior is from Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Brooklyn College on May 31 with a BS in Computer and Information Science. He loves to code and works on a history website with information about history and countries. When he’s not coding, he plays Dungeons & Dragons with friends on the weekends.

Lena Cohen (her) – Publishing tools

Lena is from Carboro, North Carolina. She is a senior (class of 2022.5) at Brown University studying Computer Science and Science, Technology, and Society. She is passionate about computer ethics and works to develop curriculum to integrate ethics and social issues into computer science courses at Brown. She also enjoys ultimate Frisbee, embroidery and long-distance running.

Nautica Harvin (he/him) – Publishing tools

Nautica hails from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in computer science. He is the treasurer of the university’s Black in Technology student group and a developer of virtual reality applications.

Robert West (he/she) – Publishing tools

Robert is from Fairfax Station, Virginia. He is a junior at William & Mary, studying computer science and psychology. Previously, Robert worked at a civic tech startup where he created tools designed to facilitate voter registration efforts and local advocacy movements. In his spare time, Robert helps run his school’s Hillel, organizes outdoor outings, and tutors computer science students.

Nihar Annam (he/she) – Site core

Nihar is from Plano, Texas. He is a rising junior at the University of Texas at Austin and is studying computer science. He is also a member of the Texas Civic Tech Project and the Texas Undergraduate Computational Finance. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading and playing strategy games.

Claire Helms (her) – Site design systems

Claire is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a junior student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying computer science with a minor in music. Outside of class, she is a teaching assistant in computer science and is active in service learning, and is currently studying abroad in Rome.

Anirudh (Ani) Umarji (he/him) – Subscriptions

Anirudh is a junior at the University of Texas at Dallas majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Business Intelligence and Analytics.

Mariana Herreria (her) – Subscriptions

Mariana is from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She is currently a senior at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in international relations with minors in computer science and public policy. Outside of school, she loves bouldering, solving crossword puzzles and spending time with her cat Jerry.

Sid Murthy (he/him) – Subscriptions

Sid is from Okemos, Michigan. He is currently a computer science student at the University of Michigan. Outside of school, he enjoys road trips, the outdoors, and sports in Detroit.

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