• '19 Summer - I.T. Internship, Applications Developer .net Software Computer Programmer Paid Intern

    Location US-IL-Danville
    Software Programmer - All Positions
    # of Openings
    Position Type
  • Overview


    NOTE: Danville IL is 1.5 hours from Indy, 2.5 from Chicagoland, 3.5 from St. Louis.


    Watchfire Signs is an exciting, dynamic growing company, headquartered in Danville IL. We are more than 80 years strong and have been growing steadily. We expanded in 2013 to bring our manufacturing facility to 150k sq ft and our office facility to 50k sq ft.  We are a market leader in the fast growing digital billboard and LED sign markets.  


    Vertically integrated, we do everything from engineering and sales through circuit board assembly; from accounting and technical support through final product integration and calibration. This allows us to sustain our position as the quality leader and the premium provider in our industry.


    Watchfire offers comprehensive benefits including 401K with matching, affordable health/dental insurance, paid time off in year of hire, continuing education assistance and career advancement opportunities. We have been an employer of choice for decades, and are growing strong! We offer opportunities for career growth and development as well as the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment where decisions can be made quickly. Only candidates seeking to make a difference in a growing, collaborative and fast-paced environment should apply.


    This PAID internship is a hands-on real-world position, assisting our software engineers in managing their projects, including key tasks related to our internal applications. This is a real-world position that is critical to our entire facility. 


    We are currently seeing interns currently in I.T., M.I.S., Networking or computer engineering programs. A significant number of our former interns have been offered regular employment here at Watchfire after graduation or when they later return to the Danville community.


    Interns must be at least 18 years of age, and must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Interns must be enrolled for the current (spring) semester in one of the degree programs above, or similar. 


    Sorry, no relocation or temporary housing available for internships. No OPT/CPT/H1B candidates. This Danville IL internship is located 2.5 hours from Chicago, 1.5 from Indianapolis, .5 hours from Champaign/Urbana and UIUC.





    • Develop and enhance applications using various technologies.
    • Work on all aspects of software development, with a specific focus on software testing of new and upgrades to internal applications.
    • Be a part of our internal tools development team, learning and developing your skills by working side by side with our degreed, experienced engineers, here in our national headquarters at Danville IL.

    Required Education/Qualifications

    • Student enrolled in I.T./App Dev, Computer Engineering or Computer Science degree program REQUIRED.  (Must have been enrolled full-time for this at least spring 2019  semester - NOTE - Sorry, 2019 graduates that are not going on to additional degrees, are NOT eligible for this position.)
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Excellent written and communication skills.
    • Able to work up to 20 hours per week during summer 19 session,  and ideally also able to work part time hours during the upcoming semester.
    • Sorry, must have full authorization to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. No OPT/CPT/H1B candidates considered.

    Our internships are anticipated to work with us for the entire term, assuming quality work. Of course, all positions are "at will" and an internship is not a guarantee of work for a set period of time.




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