The Rivers School
Jackson Desmond: Amazon Robotics
My time at Amazon Robotics began with a day of intros, an orientation, and a pizza party. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by our managers and spent the morning with other new hires and interns learning about Amazon as a whole and the company’s operations. We took a tour of the facility and by lunch time our managers brought us downstairs to meet the team. We were met with pizza and snacks.
Our first week consisted of familiarizing ourselves with the team’s day to day operations and assisting whenever we could. On day one, we helped test the item stowing system. We acted as if we were stowers at an Amazon warehouse and put the system through its paces. Later that week, we assisted in the testing of various types of warehouse sorting technology that were in development. We fed packages through the system and watched for any errors. We also spent time building test stations and new floors. Through these hands on experiences, we gained a new understanding of the cutting edge technology behind the e-commerce giant.
As the days count down to the end of the internship, I want to say thank you to everyone who made this possible. My internship at Amazon Robotics was an unforgettable experience and one that will continue to impact me for years to come.