Internships at Surge

We’ve built an environment for Sri Lanka’s best talent thrive. Our teams help scale startups to Fortune 500 companies across the world with an open mind and the willingness to constantly test and learn.

Internships are paid and go on for six months. Intakes happen twice a year — in September and March, and applications open 4 to 8 weeks before the program begins.

UI/UX design internship

Understanding user and client requirements to help create optimized user experiences with tools such as Adobe XD and Figma.

Web development internship

Building WordPress websites following best practices using page builders with basic knowledge of integrations, SEO, and PHP and Javascript coding.

Creative design internship

Brainstorming unique ideas and developing different types of creatives on Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, After Effects, and Premiere Pro.

Content strategy internship

Familiarizing with user intent through competitor research and analysis to help develop various content forms for SEO, social media, and paid media.

Software engineering internship

Participating in the full software development lifecycle for enterprise-grade products with development and business teams.

Business development internship

Building relationships with prospects through digital outreach with an understanding of Digital Marketing and interest in growing businesses.

Performance marketing internship

Leveraging competitor research and analysis to optimize marketing strategy using tools for SEO, PPC, CRO, and social listening.

Interview process

We’ve built a simple and consistent 3 step process to evaluate whether Surge is the right fit for you and vice versa.

Screening

HR screens your CV and you will be shortlisted if you match the requirements

Assignment

Shortlisted candidates will receive an assignment to help us understand your expertise

Interview

Your communication, problem-solving and technical skills will be assessed one-on-one

Offer

You will receive an email from HR within 3 to 4 days if you have gotten through

Why choose the Surge internships?

Explore your career

Find the internship program that suits your area of interest and get the opportunity to understand your potential career trajectory as you continue to work on different projects.

Adopt a growth mindset

Become a lifetime learner who understands how to self-learn and adapt to newer problems, proving your willingness to be proactive and creative about solving problems.

Get real-world experience

Work towards gaining experience and exposure — putting your existing skills to the test. Undergo training on best practices and soft skills while also helping out with client work.

Work with tier 1 talent

Meet the hand-picked tier talent from across the country. Learn from 400+ digital experts, within your team or across teams about various subject-matter expertise.

Get a USD-pegged salary

All our internships are paid — salaries are pegged to the dollar and are mentioned in the job description when you apply. Transparency is hard coded in Surge DNA.

Become permanent

Complete your six months of internship successfully and be one of the many interns who transition into a permanent role as a part of Surge’s ever-growing teams.

Hear from Surge’s interns

My time in the Surge Internship program was an incredible learning experience. The program is thorough when it comes to developing your skills and fundamentals. The program gave me knowledge on vital skills needed in the creative industry.

Lashane Perera

Creative Designer

Surge Internship was a fulfilling experience where gaining new knowledge happened almost every day. Surge provides an environment where everyone is encouraged to grow and learn through various training programs and hands-on experiences.

Sasanka Meegamaarachchi

Paid Media Manager

Surge allowed me to acquire quality technical knowledge, hands on work, exceptional communication and collaborative skills. Exposure to all elements in SDLC through projects, setting milestones for growth, and guidance from tech leads. Greatful!

Chandur Dissanayake

Software Engineering Intern

Core skills training is the best way to enhance your skills before approaching the industry. Sessions and projects carried out during the internship helped me a lot to improve my development skills as well as time management and communication skills.

Thavisha Mudunkotuwa

Web Developer

My journey at Surge began as an intern. From my very first day, I found myself driven by the dynamism and energy of the workplace. Surge prioritizes learning efforts and provides a supportive work environment for interns to grow and drive initiative.

Shanora Wijetunga

Content Writer

As an autodidact programmer, Surge’s internship was a life-changing experience for me. Surge identifies each individual’s potential and pushes you to be the best. Now, as a software engineer, I am glad to be a part of Team Surge.

Charuka Samarakoon

Software Engineer (part-time)

The culture here at Surge is always encouraging and open. Being part of the creative internship program at Surge has helped me immensely, both within and outside of my field and it continues to prove valuable now that I’m part of the creative team.

Afzhal Sabry

Creative Designer

Surge was a place I became self driven. I didn’t have the confidence to apply at first but I gathered up my courage to apply in my last year of uni and worked hard for the interview process.Surge started from the basics and filled in on the knowledge gap I had.

Anuki Perera

UI/UX Intern

Content strategy was new territory for me, however I felt very accommodated through my training period. On each project my mistakes were rewarded with insightful, constructive feedback. I credit my drive to thriving the safe space established by Surge.

Hansana Kelusha Kolonnage

Content Strategy Intern

Easiest gateway into Surge’s team

There’s always opportunities at Surge for your talent as long as you are a hard working individual, with a positive attitude and a growth mindset, ready to take on any challenge and learn.

    • Put your skills to test and hone them
    • Learn from the experts in your field
    • Prove your willingness to adapt and improve
    • Gain real-world, on-ground experience

We’re hiring

We’re constantly on the lookout for the right talent. If you think Surge is the next step in your career, explore our current openings and find the job role that fits you the best.