We’re hiring an Engineering Internship/Co-Op in Columbus, OH

The engineering team at Root strives to be one of the most transformative engineering teams ever. We’re changing the way an industry works by leveraging technology and data to build the best products possible. Even with our significant growth, we operate in small teams that are given ownership over projects and results. We’ve found that the people closest to the problems are the best at solving them.

Our tech stack includes:
Ruby / Rails backend, RSpec for testing
Javascript / React Native frontend, Mocha for testing
Small amounts of native iOS and Android
Deployment to AWS ECS using containers
Buildkite for CI

We recently raised the largest VC round ever for an Ohio technology company:

Our team excels at delivering software to solve the problems in front of us at Root: presently, a suite of world-class mobile, web, and server-based products obsessed with the customer experience. We’ve shaped our team and process around this; we know that constant iteration and experimentation produce the best results.

Engineering Interns at Root are placed on cross-functional teams working on production quality code alongside full-stack engineers. 

An internship/co-op at Root typically takes place in a summer or during the fall/spring semester of Senior year.

For more information on engineering at Root see https://eng.joinroot.com/

We divide the areas of responsibility for engineers into three major areas:

Technical: The skills and knowledge that make up an engineer’s basic problem-solving toolbox.
Planning and Execution: The ability to plan and execute assigned work beyond basic technical solutions.
Working with Others: The ability to work effectively with other engineers and people in other functions.
Scope of Impact: Individual/Team

What we look for in engineering interns:


  • Good command of basic programming skills
  • Comfortable with 1 or 2 programming languages
  • Familiar with common programming paradigms (OOP, functional, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of client-server architecture and web technologies.
  • Basic understanding of version control tools

Planning and Execution

  • Completes small, pre-planned tasks in a timely manner
  • Writes clean, functional, well-tested code
  • Follows existing patterns and aims for consistency with the rest of the code-base
  • Thinks critically about assigned work in order to guarantee technical functionality

Working with Others

  • Works with tech lead and teammates to answer questions about their assigned work
  • Understands and implements feedback from peers into own work
  • Provides basic feedback on other teammates’ work

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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Current job openings

Customer Service
Data Science
Business Development and Strategy

If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at jobs@inc.joinroot.com.