Doing important stuff. I am not kidding about this one. Interns in Facebook, unlike many other major companies, typically get task that have vast impact on their product. The project I had made good impact on the notification machine learning ranking system. The responsibility goes either way. One way I can make vast improvement and gain a lot of experience, one way I can break live system and literally break billions of notifications. So it is rare Facebook have this culture that let intern do important project.
Former Stories and Direct Messaging Backend Team - Software Engineering Intern at Facebook
about 3 years ago
As an intern on that team I built the backend for a new feature for Facebook stories. I was given an intro on the systems already in place for the stories team and then I was given the feature to design and implement. I had to test it when I finished it and then I moved on to another project where I built an internal tool for the team.