Internships at Calix
Start your career
At Calix, internships are more than a job—we prepare you for your career. Our internships run for approximately 90 days, allowing students to begin once their spring semester concludes and work up until they return to school in the fall. We believe that this timeframe allows students to become core members of our team, network across the organization, and make important connections.
A full contributor
Have an impact
An internship at Calix allows you to build marketable skills. You will work on meaningful and relevant projects that provide value to the business. Calix internships provide you the opportunity to build your resume with accomplishments that you can be proud of that have real world impact.
How you’ll spend your time
Prior to signing your offer letter, you will know the project(s) that you will be responsible for. You’ll join your team as an integral member and attend team meetings. You’ll experience mentorship from your leader and other team members, and you’ll be guided through your projects to ensure that they are delivered on time and with value.
Get to know your fellow interns through group activities
Opportunities to explore other functions to gain greater exposure to and understanding of how businesses operate
Network and learn from our Executive Leadership Team by attending our seminar series
Share your accomplishments and associated impact by presenting your work to the broader Calix team
Resume building and interviewing workshop with our Talent Acquisition Team
Computer equipment to enhance your productivity working remotely
A great place to work
Awards and recognition
Vault Top Ranked Internships
Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs, and ranked Calix as a top internship program.
Glassdoor Best Place to Work
Calix was named a Best Place to Work in 2024 based on surveys with employees about how they feel about their workplace.
Comparably #1 Best Place to Work in Bay Area
Based on employee rankings of their overall workplace experiences, Calix is the #1 place to work in Silicon Valley in 2023. This ranking—up 10 points from 2022—underscores the success of a seven-year commitment to the work-from-anywhere movement
#1 Inspiring Workplace
Calix was named first out of 50 winners of the 2023 top Inspiring Workplaces awards, recognized for culture and purpose, leadership, wellbeing, inclusion & diversity, communication, and employee experience.
Comparably Best Global Company
Calix moved up 26 spots to rank #20 out of 50 companies in 2023 with the best global culture. As we grow and scales iour innovation and workforce, Calix continues to uphold its culture while amplifying the positive impact it has on communities.
TMCnet Tech Culture Award
Calix focuses heavily on building a strong culture and it shows—employees and customers routinely share “Why I Love Calix” posts on social media. With a 4.9/5-star rating, 98 percent overall approval and 100 percent CEO approval on Glassdoor.
Comparably Best Company for Women
Calix awarded best company for women in 2023 based on feedback from female employees on their workplace experiences.
Comparably Best Company for Diversity
Calix wins 2023 best company for diversity award from Comparably
Comparably Best Company Outlook
Calix employees underscored that the company has rapid momentum and a bright future, ranking it #13 out of 100 companies with the best outlook in 2023—21 spots higher than last year—buoyed by high employee confidence.
Comparably Best Sales Teams
Calix was ranked #3 this year among top sales teams—moving up 18 places from 2021. Calix leadership has grown sales by 400 percent in the past four years to keep up with the expanding broadband industry while maintaining a cohesive, customer-first culture.
Comparably Best Engineering Teams
With 110 patents for industry-leading technologies, Calix is relentlessly focused on innovating for its BSP customers. This passion for innovation is one reason Calix attracts top engineering talent and why the company has moved up three spots from last year.
Comparably Best Marketing Teams
This new ranking is the latest accolade for the Calix marketing team, which is responsible for growing attendance at our ConneXions industry-leading conference, award winning Market Activation program, and many other impactful initiatives.
Comparably Best HR Teams
A new ranking for Calix, the HR team ranked #16 of 50 companies, reflecting its success in attracting, nurturing, and retaining a superbly talented workforce amidst an extended period of hypergrowth.
Comparably Best Company Culture
Calix awarded best company culture award from Comparably based on employee sentiment on multiple factors that contribute to workplace satisfaction
Comparably Best CEO
Calix wins best CEO award based on approval ratings and sentiment from employees on our President and CEO, Michael Weening
Comparably Overall Awards
Calix has risen in rankings for Best Company Outlook, Best Global Culture, Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, Best Engineering Teams, and Best Sales Teams. Plus, Calix HR and Marketing debutied on lists for Best Teams.
Hear from our interns
Collaborate, Create, Communicate
Calix is a work-from-anywhere company. We believe that productivity is an outcome of talent and drive, and not location. We trust our team to deliver on their commitments and do not believe that you have to be in a structured office to do so. But if you want to come to an office, there is one for you in San Jose, CA.