Rookie Boot Camp – The ultimate paid internship experience for the first time in Novi Sad

by ProductDock 01/25/2022

Embarking on any journey for the first time can’t be easy, especially when that journey means starting off your career after getting your engineering degree. If you are looking for a way to build upon the foundation that you have from your studies and gain some experience, then a paid internship might be the best way to go. 

With our own experience in mind, we designed an internship that we wished we had when we were starting our career – an internship that would provide you with a skill set needed to find your way around daily tasks in an IT company.

We decided to go the extra mile with this opportunity and provide you with a dedicated mentor who would guide you every step of the way during the entire program and selflessly share their knowledge with you! You would have three months, 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, to pick up the knowledge and expertise from your mentor, while getting paid to do so.  

Who can apply for the internship?

When it comes to the requirements for application, all we need is your knowledge and dedication. If you are at the end of your studies or a fresh graduate with basic knowledge of Java, and a great determination to learn more, then this internship is for you. We want to build upon your programming skills, and give you the ever-so-needed experience by having you work on a realistic project simulation, with all the ups and downs that come with client requests and releases. The best part is that you would be in a completely genuine situation of needing to deliver fragments of the product by a certain deadline, but without the added pressure of an actual client waiting for you on the other end.

What can you expect from this experience?

Our biggest goal is for you to finish this internship with a good knowledge of what goes into planning, producing and delivering a project from scratch, and to get into a routine with using all the tools and programming languages necessary to make your app functional and scalable. That is why the program includes the following:

  • A mentor that is by your side and not distracted with other projects
  • Learning and adopting patterns of project planning and development from scratch, by employing a modern tech stack including Java, Spring, Microservices, Kafka, Google Cloud Platform, etc
  • Detailed feedback on your code via pull requests 
  • Learning how to ship developed features in an automated manner (think Jenkins, Pipelines, Maven/Gradle, CI/CD)
  • Reviewing product performance by using a powerful monitoring system
  • Making the app robust, scalable and reliable with the help of Docker, Kubernetes, and some other friends
  • Experiencing an agile team environment and communication

From Rookie to a Software Developer

Although it is our first time having this type of internship in Novi Sad, this concept was established years ago in our offices in Doboj. One of the most recent Rookies to join the crew after the internship is our great colleague Emir Delić who is doing an amazing job as a Software Developer: 

“I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that Rookie BootCamp is not just a PR thing but an actual and efficient simulation of working on a real project for an actual client.

It was great to be a part of this program. Not only that, I became part of a team after the internship ended. ProductDock is encouraging, supportive and above all – a professional working environment, with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.”

More details about the internship

Applications are open until January 31st 2022, and there will be four internships available. All four rookies will have a chance to become full time ProductDock crew members after the internship is completed. The program takes place in our Novi Sad offices, starting on March 1st 2022.

If all of this sounds interesting, send us your resume here and join us on a three-month journey of  improving your coding knowledge and developing your team communication skills. We look forward to meeting you and helping you kick off your career as a software engineer!

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