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National Intern Day: Meet our 2023 Telesign interns!

July 27, 2023

Telesign Team
A picture of interns.

July 27 is National Intern Day! Telesign is celebrating by highlighting our 2023 U.S. interns. This year, Telesign welcomed 15 interns from across the world who study at various universities within the United States and pursue several different degrees. This group has had the opportunity to collaborate with different teams across Telesign and immerse themselves in our culture. Each intern represents our core values—authentic, growth-minded, committed, and trusted—and we are honored to be part of their professional journey.

We asked the 2023 interns some questions about their background, career goals, internship highlights, and to share with us a fun fact. We hope this provides an insider’s view of what it’s like to be an intern at Telesign, and shows what makes our interns unique.

Why did you choose to do an internship at Telesign?

I wanted to work in a dynamic and growing product company with an inclusive and collaborative work culture. – Tanvi Wagh, Duke University

A picture of Tanvi Wagh.

I chose to do an internship at Telesign because throughout the interview process, I noticed that it was very important to them for the interns to grow and learn throughout the program and leave with more knowledge in a field they are interested in. – Sofia Maldonado, University of Tennessee

A picture of Sofia Maldonado.

I chose to do an internship at Telesign because of the work culture, flexibility, and the interesting projects I am able to work on. – Sunia Cai, UCLA

A picture of Sunia Cai.

Telesign hits the sweet spot of being a modern innovative company that embraces new ideas and approaches, while also being an influential market leader in the identity security space. – Tarun Gunaseelan, UMD

What has been your favorite project you have worked on so far during your internship?

My favorite task I have had at Telesign so far is reaching out to different partners. Meeting new people is always a plus of the role. My other experiences have been mostly on the development side and being on the product side, I get to meet tons of new people—a good plus of the role here. – Matthew Hung, Bellevue College

We are currently building an internal software tool to improve our product by developing more effective feedback loops around enhancement requests. – Richard Zhang, University of Chicago

What’s a fun fact about yourself that most people don’t know?

Most people don’t know that I speak French! – Grace Angermeier, UCSD

A fun fact about me is that I play the drums! – Priya Agarwal, UC Berkeley

I love listening to Italian and French music. – Raquel Bartolome, Emory University School of Law

I have traveled to Ireland five times! – Kieran Borian, Temple University

What is your favorite part about working at Telesign?

Besides the Barbeque Almonds in the Telesign kitchen, mostly the flexibility and efficiency of the workday. Getting to work with so many people from so many different parts of the world is also very interesting. – KJ M’Bale, Southwestern Law School

I’ve enjoyed getting to work alongside talented mentors and have autonomy in my work. – Kalyn Kwan, NYU

I love the adaptability and agility of teams to welcome technological advancements and changes. I also like the way the leadership conducts their teams in a more supportive and friendly way. – Manish Ravikanth, University of California, Irvine

The autonomy, resources, and the opportunity to collaborate with exceptional colleagues. – Adhya Dagar, Carnegie Mellon University

At Telesign, our interns get the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from professionals in their desired field. If you are interested in joining our 2024 intern cohort, be sure to keep an eye on our careers page to monitor upcoming opportunities.

Stay tuned for another spotlight blog where we will highlight our amazing Belgrade interns.

Check out our full list of job postings to learn more about becoming a Telesigner.