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Intern with SAS to learn, grow and shape your path forward

SAS Internships

SAS interns do real, meaningful work. Our award-winning internship program is focused on development, culture and community. We’ll help you grow professionally, further your passions and make memorable connections that last beyond your internship.

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Our interns aren't shy about sharing their insights

My time at SAS has been amazing. I have had the opportunity to work on impactful projects while meeting people who are genuinely invested in my development. Cameron Dewberry DevOps Intern, SAS US
As a technical intern, I enhanced my SAS coding skills, collaborated with cross-functional teams, and was commended for proactive problem-solving. I then transitioned to HR, where I now apply my analytical skills to optimize data-driven decisions. Vera Annicchiarico Technical Intern, SAS Italy
The CareerStart internship has given me all the skills I need to have a successful career in analytics, and I hope to work with SAS for many years to come. I will always look back fondly on the successes we achieved together, wherever we all end up. Chris Gibson Technical Consulting Intern, SAS Australia
The projects I engaged in significantly enhanced my marketing skills and fostered a keen interest in marketing analytics. As I transition into a full-time role at SAS, I am thrilled to be part of a team that contributes meaningfully to the business. Bipasha Chowdhury Marketing Intern, SAS India

Our awards help us attract top talent like you.

Did we mention all the perks?

  • Paid internships to earn while you learn.
  • Flexible work options to promote productivity.
  • Mentoring from the top minds in business.
  • Culture that promotes work-life balance.
  • Projects of real value, not tedious tasks.
  • Social media training by professionals.
  • Presentation/communication skills training.
  • Work environment that fosters innovation.
  • Executive fireside chats with leadership.
  • Social and cultural events to unwind.
  • SAS certification opportunities.
  • Wellness support via Work/Life Center and Employee Assistance Program.

Timing is everything


SAS recruiters host events throughout the year, both in-person and virtually.

(Recruiting events are ongoing)


Pick the focus area and job that best suits you and submit your application.

(US submissions begin in September)


Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis, depending on the internships available.

(US interviews take place October - April)

Join Us

Internships last 10-12 weeks, but the positive experiences last much longer.

(US internships begin May - June)

FAQs about our internship process

I've applied. How will I get updates?

Once you apply, we will provide regular status updates to all applicants on a rolling basis. We receive thousands of applications annually, so we appreciate your patience. At the close of our recruitment season (end of the spring semester), we’ll give you a final status update.

I've been offered an interview. What happens next?

During the selection and interview process, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the team you may work on. Interviews may be conducted via HireVue on demand, a live virtual interview, or a combination.

Can I apply for more than one internship?

Based on your prior experiences and interests, your résumé will be shared with hiring managers across SAS. This will then determine who you interview with during the selection process. You can apply multiple times, but that does not increase your chances for an interview.

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Annual Intern Expo showcases talent

After working hard during the internships, our interns around the globe participate in an annual Intern Expo. SAS leaders attend the event to show their support of the program. Interns network with other fellow interns and teams across SAS. And they get valuable feedback about how their projects are making an impact.

United in STEM: SAS Diversity Internship Program

SAS headquarters in Cary, NC offers a United in Stem: SAS Diversity Internship Program. It is designed to provide a valuable work experience  for current students enrolled in an accredited degree program who are passionate about technology and eager to make an impact. You'll learn in an inclusive work environment, receive mentorship, and make meaningful contributions to our organization.

We believe diversity and inclusion are multidimensional. Our workplace culture blends different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives from over 50 countries around the world. We have opportunities for current students who self-identify as: Black or African American, Hispanic or Latin American, Indigenous, Asian, Women, LGBTQ+, a person with a disability, or a US military service member, veteran and/or military spouse.

We recruit for United in STEM in the US from September through December.

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Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Our SAS Cary, NC headquarters participates in HBCU initiatives to fuel our talent pipeline and support HBCU students in their development.

CareerStart Internship Program for SAS EMEA and Asia Pacific Offices

Unlock your potential with our paid six-month internship program. Tailored to individual learning paths within each division, this international program connects you with fellow interns worldwide while working in one of our EMEA and AP offices on local or regional projects. Elevate your skills, gain hands-on experience, and shape your future with us. Our diverse workforce creates software that can change the world. During the internship, you’ll have the opportunity to bring your ideas to the table and gain first-hand project experience.

  • Meet the leaders: Interact with and learn from top leaders within our organization.
  • Gain an organizational awareness: Get an in-depth understanding of how we work and the industries we serve.
  • Improve your skills with training: Access specialized training programs designed to prepare you for real-world challenges.
  • Be mentored by the best: Learn from experienced professionals who will guide you on your journey.
  • Get SAS certified: Take advantage of what a SAS certification can do for your career growth.
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Why wait until you graduate?

There are opportunities right now for students to prepare for a career at SAS. SAS Academic Programs can help you get started with free access to basic analytics and statistics right on your computer. Free video tutorials and e-learning courses teach you the basics of SAS programming and statistical analysis. And there’s even an interactive, online community where you’ll find forums and software support.

Analytics moves the world

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