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Teachers Pay Teachers // platform for educators to share their work
Engineering, Internship    New York City, NY, United States    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022
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About Us:

We believe teachers have one of the most vital jobs in the world, & were here to support them. What began as a word-of-mouth marketplace where teachers could buy & sell educational resources is now a teacher-powered digital learning platform. Our community of 7M+ educators relies on us for engaging, accessible, classroom-ready materialsand we rely on our team members to continue developing solutions that improve the lives of teachers, students, and, ultimately, the state of education itself.


As a Software Engineering intern at TpT, your work has all the possibilities & challenges of any tech company in hyper growth. Youll be working closely with our product team to uncover opportunities, build new features, & fix bugs - all while load, users, & transactions are rapidly increasing. This internship will run from June through August 2022. 

In this 3 month internship, you will:

  • Design, build, & manage technology to  to enhance the TpT marketplace experience for users
  • Work collaboratively with our current engineering team to imagine, design, develop, test, & launch software that wow our community & inspire our peers
  • Help build an engineering culture that makes every engineer feel empowered to write their best code every day
  • Contribute to the strategy that realizes a high-quality & rapidly growing featureset for teachers & students to use in the classroom

Qualities for a successful candidate:

  • Experience building software for web & mobile applications
  • Familiar with web design practices & tools, including Javascript, React, Node.js, CSS
  • Comfortable working across the full stack in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Be endlessly curious
  • Currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior in a BS computer science program 

Extra Points for:

  • Experience with service oriented architectures
  • OSS Contributor
  • Previous internship experience 

 Benefits & Perks:

At TpT, we believe the positive experience of employees is essential to growth, both individually & collectively. To achieve our mission of Empowering Educators to Teach at Their Best, we must also empower the members of our TpT Team to work at their best. To that end, two of our core company values are We Learn & Grow Together & We Enjoy the Journey. Weve committed to these values & to our employees through investing in added benefits & perks:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision & Dental Benefits
  • Free Telemedicine Membership - 24/7 access to trusted medical advisors 
  • Generous PTO & Wellness Days
  • 5 Week Recharge Leave after 5 Years, to refresh & celebrate the impact youve had at TpT
  • Generous Parental Leave (for new parents) for time to adjust to parenthood, plus additional six weeks for the birth parent
  • Onsite Mothers Room
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to promote employee inclusivity & belonging
  • Engineering Learning Fridays (ELF), to provide a space each week for Engineering teams to collaborate & learn from each other
  • Professional Development Stipend, to support the professional growth of employees (including - but not limited to - subscriptions, books, lectures, etc.)
  • Annual Company Events (Camp TpT, Field Day, Hackathons, Holiday Party, Summer Picnic, Classroom Visits, etc.)

Here at TpT we value Diversity & Inclusion & encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work.  We cultivate an environment where people are recognized & celebrated for their individuality.

Any TpT applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the interview process should contact the TpT People Ops Team ( to make the need for an accommodation known.

Finally, if youre a California resident, California law requires that we provide you notice about the collection & use of your personal information. We encourage you to read it carefully. You can find our full notice here.

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