Apple is hiring 1,000 interns this summer despite the coronavirus pandemic

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What you need to know

  • Apple has committed to hiring 1,000 summer interns.
  • This despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
  • There will be online and offline components.

Despite the ongoing coronavirus situation Apple intends to bring more than1,000 interns into the company this summer, according to an Axios report.

The report notes that Apple intends to offer a mix of online and offline internships, with all of those who join the company getting the same level of care as full-time employees.

Apple, which told Axios it plans to hire more than 1,000 people for a mix of online and in-person internships and pledged in a statement to "extend to our interns the same precautions and care that we're extending to all our other personnel as a part of the ongoing COVID-19 response."

Apple isn't the only one set to bring interns on-site, either. Twitter, Google, Microsoft, and more all said that they would be bringing people to their campuses if it's safe to do so. Quite when it will be safe to do so if anyone's guess, unfortunately.

You can get much more information on the plans of technology's biggest companies this summer in the full Axios article. It's definitely worth a read.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.