Current Interns


Shanti Dubey

Current Position: Marketing Intern at Zapproved
Education: Economics and Philosophy at Pomona College

"Before this summer, I was unsure as to what I wanted my future career to look like. Although there are still many unknowns, I now know I want to work with a team that functions like the marketing team here at Zapproved. The culture of collaboration and positivity made it fun to come to work every day. Working at Zapproved showed me that it’s about the people you work with that makes a job worthwhile."


Esme Rhine

Current Position: Product Marketing Intern at Jama
Education: MBA at Carnegie Mellon University

"I have two key takeaways from my time at Jama. The first is never be afraid to ask questions, especially in the first couple weeks. You're jumping into a new company and trying to get going on projects as soon as possible because you're only there for three months. It's a lot to try to navigate the company culture, define your first project, figure out who you need to talk to, and remember where the good snacks are. Just keep in mind that everyone there was once a new employee and, in my experience, are more than willing to help you out."


Fischer Jemison

Current Position: CS Engineering Intern at Zapproved
Education: Computer Science at Oregon State University

"Zapproved is a fantastic place to work at, and I am so fortunate to be surrounded by great coworkers in a fun environment. Moreover, through the PTIX program, I am able to connect with various Portland technology companies and interns. It is a wonderful opportunity for me to discover my interests and to hone my skills."


Former Interns

Paige Kracke    Content Specialist at Opensesame. Paige went to school at Tufts University for Economics and Studio Arts. After completing her Marketing Internship at Opensesame, she later came back as a Content Specialist. .

Paige Kracke

Current Position: Content Specialist at OpenSesame
Former Position: Marketing Intern at OpenSesame
Education: Economics and Studio Arts at Tufts University

"The most valuable lesson I gained from my internship experience was to meet and stay connected with everyone. My advice to incoming interns is to be flexible, whether it is taking a project outside your comfort zone, or talking to someone new."


Lauren Clubb

Current Position: Graphic Designer at Puppet
Former Position: Marketing Design Intern at Puppet
Education: Graphic Design at Full Sail University

"PTIX is more than just a group of students getting together. It is a wonderful support group and a valuable network. My favorite part of PTIX was getting to meet people who are in the same stage of life as I am."


Tyler Wildeck

Current Position: Account Manager at Metal Toad
Former Position: Marketing Intern at OpenSesame
Education: English at Azusa Pacific University

"My experience at OpenSesame allowed me to see the different sides of a startup, which taught me how to interface with different departments and different people who share similar goals."


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