This summer, Silicon Labs had more than one hundred students participate in our global internship program, in offices around the world - from Finland to Singapore to the US and beyond. Eleven of those interns were a part of the team in Boston. We’re excited to share a day in the life of our Boston interns, shining the spotlight on applications engineering interns Anusha Datar and Matt Hagan, as well as high school intern John Mikulski.
As engineering interns, they often began their mornings working on a variety of projects. John’s focus this summer was creating Fuzz Tests with the Java simulator. Anusha spent her time working on the Zigbee 3.0 trust center replacement. Her favorite part of the internship was having “a great opportunity to learn and grow in terms of both (her) technical and personal professional development,” and “getting a lot better at ping pong.” Check out her Knowledge Base article in our community to review her findings on different trust center replacement methods.
During lunch, the interns often explored nearby Boston attractions, or simply lounged on the comfortable office furniture. While they didn’t have a favorite restaurant, they tried many new places throughout the city, which was a cool experience. Like their Austin counterparts, they enjoyed competing in friendly games of ping pong. Conveniently, there was also a pinball machine located in the open space that they enjoy playing with as well.
Throughout the summer, interns, new college grads (NCGs), and managers participated in teambuilding activities. During one afternoon trip, interns and NCGs took a trip to Fort Warren, a historic fort on Georges Island.
During their walking tour, they stopped to explore and pose for group photos in front of the island’s most famous landmarks, including the Guard House where fort security was managed during the Civil War.
At the end of their trip, everyone gathered near the island pier and wharf area where they enjoyed the scenic views of the surrounding islands and the Boston Harbor.
There were often evening activities as well. They joined Silicon Labs employees who participated in the Boston J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, benefiting Boston Children's Hospital. This was the 15th year in a row we’ve participated, and we had record attendance this year with 31 Silicon Labs participants! The interns also had opportunities to participate in health and wellness and volunteer activities, so they could give back to the community.