Internship – Software Development – Proto Labs – Summer 2014

About Proto Labs

Are you looking for a summer internship opportunity to further your education and use your technical skills in a fast growing and successful business environment? If so, keep reading to hear about an exciting, challenging and rewarding internship opportunity available at Proto Labs this coming summer!
Proto Labs is the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototype and low-volume parts. We revolutionized our industry by developing proprietary computing technologies and automated manufacturing processes that enable us to create real parts, really fast. This success has been fueled by our cutting-edge, internally-developed software. Our fast-paced, casual work environment is driven by employees who thrive on innovative thinking, making Proto Labs not only a great place to work, but also one of the fastest growing companies in the region.
City Maple Plain
State Minnesota [MN]


INTERN – Software Development, Summer 2014

Position Overview

We’re looking for students currently studying Computer Science or Software Engineering that are interested in working in the Twin Cities area during the upcoming summer as part of an ongoing internship program we offer at Proto Labs. In this position, you will work alongside seasoned Software Engineers building, maintaining, and enhancing real software that is used every day at Proto Labs.
Examples of the types of projects an intern might work on are:
  • Algorithm or process optimizations
  • Computer resource load balancing
  • 3D CAD model geometry/feature reasoning
  • Web site upgrades and development using C# and Visual Studio .NET.
  • Business application analysis and development using C#, WCF, and SQL Server
  • Handheld and mobile device application development


Additionally, you will:

  • Design, code, debug, and test the software you write in a team environment.
  • Participate in problem analysis and solution development with other team members.
  • Learn software best practices in a team based setting from a team member


Basic Qualifications for our Summer Internship include:
  • Currently working towards a degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Knowledge of C++, C#, or Java and an understanding of OOA&D
  • Programming experience (class projects or other)
  • Math proficiency is helpful (especially linear algebra & geometry)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills


The technology stack we use at Proto Labs includes C++, C#, Powershell, ASP .Net, Web Services, and SQL Server databases. These applications support all aspects of our injection molding and CNC machining businesses.

Additional Information

If you have these qualifications and are interested in some practical, on the job work experience to further your education, please apply online at
Proto Labs is located in Maple Plain, just west of Wayzata on Highway 12, and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Veteran Friendly employer.

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