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Software Engineering Intern

Our mission at Talkspace is to make therapy affordable and accessible to everyone. If you're passionate about leveraging technology to enhance mental health care and are eager to join a team at the forefront of innovation within digital mental health, then you've come to the right place!

At Talkspace, we're not just providing therapy; we're revolutionizing the way individuals access and receive mental health care. Through our cutting-edge technology and collaboration with licensed therapists, we're empowering millions nationwide to prioritize their mental well-being.

As our first Software Engineering Intern for the Member Experience Pod, you will have the opportunity to play a vital role in advancing our mission by enhancing the competence and accessibility of therapy through localization efforts.

Join us in revolutionizing digital mental health care and making a meaningful impact on millions of lives nationwide!

Talkspace is headquartered in New York, NY, but this role can be remote and will report to the Senior Vice President of Engineering

What You'll Do

As part of our 2024 Early Careers Program, you will be part of a community that grows together!

In addition to driving localization projects, you will collaborate with our engineering team to work on code that enhances the functionality and usability of the Talkspace platform. You will have the opportunity to work on various aspects of software development, gaining hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies in a collaborative environment. 


  • Language Localization Enhancement: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement language localization features within our platform. This project involves identifying key languages spoken by our user base, implementing language-specific content and interfaces, and ensuring seamless and inclusive user experiences across multiple languages.

  • Data-driven Personalization Engine: Develop a data-driven personalization engine to enhance therapy recommendations and content based on users' backgrounds, preferences, and therapeutic needs. This project will involve leveraging machine learning algorithms and data analytics techniques to analyze user data and deliver personalized therapy experiences.

  • Quality Assurance Framework: Design and implement a quality assurance framework to ensure the reliability, performance, and scalability of our platform's localization features. This project will involve developing automated test scripts, performance monitoring tools, and regression testing procedures to maintain high standards of software quality and user experience across different language versions of the platform.

Internship Details:

  • Duration of Internship: June 3rd 2024 - August 19th 2024
  • Total of 2-3 projects with one of them serving as your graduation presentation
  • You will gain valuable (and paid!) professional experience, specific field related exposure and the ability to learn skills from collaborating with professionals
  • You will have a Talkspacer Mentor coming from this program - someone who helps keep track of your progress across 12 weeks


About You

  • Rising juniors and seniors in undergraduate degree programs, or enrolled in a graduate program, with a focus on computer science, software engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience working with data-driven technologies and tools, such as databases, APIs, and data visualization libraries.
  • Eagerness to learn and apply software engineering principles in the context of digital mental health care, with a passion for leveraging technology to improve mental wellness outcomes.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to collaborate effectively in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in JavaScript, particularly with the React and Node.js 
  • Familiarity with Python for data analysis and manipulation, particularly for implementing machine learning techniques using NLP (natural language processing) and LLMs (large language models).  


Why Talkspace? 

Talkspace is the most comprehensive and convenient way to take care of your mental health and wellness, focused on providing quality mental health services on your own terms.

Our signature psychotherapy and psychiatry product connects individual users with a network of thousands of licensed mental health providers through an easy-to-use and HIPAA-compliant web and mobile platform. With Talkspace, users can connect their dedicated provider via live video, text, or phone.

Backed by over 10 years of industry-leading research and clinically proven results, Talkspace is the top insurance-covered therapy with over 131 million total covered lives. Our focus to help people feel better starts at Talkspace, where we connect and collaborate as a team to lower the barriers to quality mental healthcare services for all.   


At Talkspace, we believe that pay transparency during the interview process is a critical part of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our salary bands are based on internal and external compensation benchmarks, which we regularly evaluate to ensure we pay competitively.

The hourly compensation rate for the role will between $15-16 per hour and eligible for those enrolled in a degree program. Within the salary bands, leveling corresponds to each candidate’s relevant experience, skills as assessed during the interview process, education, and applicable certifications.



Talkspace welcomes and celebrates talent from all backgrounds, perspectives, and walks of life to foster an innovative and diverse workforce. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every qualification, if you believe you could make a great addition to this team. Come as you are and learn about the exciting opportunities on our team.

Individuals seeking employment at Talkspace are considered without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

How do we define Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Talkspace?


Diversity encompasses the unique attributes of our employees as individuals. We value and embrace the richness arising from their varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, which include, but are not limited to, age, ability, ethnicity, gender, race, and cultural background.


Equity refers to a fair and impartial workplace, aiming to ensure equal growth and advancement opportunities for all employees. This involves amplifying underrepresented voices, addressing unconscious biases, and providing inclusive, culturally competent mental health care.


Inclusion signifies the practice of granting equal access to opportunities and resources for all employees, particularly those who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized. It ensures that everyone feels a sense of belonging, value, support, and respect as an individual.


Belonging reflects the affinity and positive relationships that develop among employees from diverse backgrounds when businesses actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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Talkspace is an online therapy platform offering access to therapists who cover a broad range of mental health services. Since its foundation, Talkspace has continued to expand its services such as couples therapy and online psychiatric evaluation.

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