Airthings for Business internship program 2020

Marie Bannister
July 13, 2020

The Airthings internship program is a big part of our company culture. We have grown tremendously from our humble roots in 2008, offering the first battery-powered radon detector. Today, we offer an extensive range of radon and indoor air quality monitors to suit every business need. As a result, we wanted to make sure that we stay true to our core beliefs and values, promoting a healthy, fun and positive working environment. Our interns get to work on exciting projects- no grunt work! 

This year, fifteen great new interns have joined Airthings and Airthings for Business. As we grow, so does our need for their input, fresh ideas hard work. We have run the program for a long time. Check out our previous programs from 2018 and 2019 to see how it has developed! 

This year, the projects range from automated testing systems, graphic design, meteorological data analysis and product development. Keep reading to meet the Airthings interns of 2020. 

Product Management interns

DSCF0583 (1)Armelle Grubb

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What projects are you working on for us? The Indoor Air Quality public access stickers and Outdoor Air Quality insights report page.

What’s your dream job? To combine design and sustainability to help people make thoughtful and positive decisions.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? How lively it is and the ease of talking to anyone in the company

What do you study and where? Masters in Interaction Design at NTNU in Gjøvik.

Where are you from? Paris, France, but I’m also half-English.

What projects are you working on for us? The Indoor Air Quality public access stickers and Outdoor Air Quality insights report page. 

What’s your dream job? I would love to work with innovation in a sustainable driven business. Or in a company like Innovation Norway.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? The lunch! Also, the people are very welcoming and inclusive. From day one you receive a lot of responsibilities, which is very cool and fun.

What do you study and where? Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at NMBU.

Where are you from? I’m from Sauherad in Telemark, Norway.

Careers  Want to join Airthings? Check out our careers page now!Hardware interns

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Torstein Ørbeck Eliassen

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What projects are you working on for us? I am working in the firmware department developing the Smartlink Test System: Marius and I are making a new, fully automated test system that can be run to verify new firmware releases.

What’s your dream job? I would like to explore the world of robotics and autonomous systems, maybe as a part of a start-up or a small company creating innovative products. A job in an international company where I get to travel would be a big plus! 

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? I really like how there’s such a sociable and welcoming office environment with lots of fun happenings every week. I also appreciate working on a project that is valuable for the company from which I learn an awful lot. It‘s not difficult to ask anyone if I need some help.

What do you study and where? Cybernetics and Robotics, NTNU Trondheim.

Where are you from? Stabekk, Norway.

What projects are you working on for us? I’m creating an automated test system for the wireless sub-1 GHz SmartLink protocol. It enables the firmware to be tested in a more efficient and less error-prone way.

What’s your dream job? I want to work in Research & Development with electronics and software, basically an embedded systems engineer. I love to invent new things and want to drive technology forward!

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? I love that the environment is very inclusive and open, I felt like a part of the team right away.

What do you study and where? I study MSc in Electronics Engineering with a specialization in Embedded Systems at NTNU Trondheim.

Where are you from? I am from Eidsvoll, Norway. It is a small town north of Oslo.

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What projects are you working on for us? I am working on a GUI application for the calibri test rig as well as adding an analysis function to the test rig.

What’s your dream job? I would like to work with designing and creating systems that use sensors to help people live a better life.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? I really enjoy the social life at the office. 

What do you study and where? Microelectronics and sensor technology.

Where are you from? Oslo, Norway. 

Careers  Want to join Airthings? Check out our careers page now!Software interns

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Bloo Nguyen

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Eli Knoph

What projects are you working on for us? I’m working as a backend developer on the Outdoor Air Quality Project in which we collect and display outdoor weather and AQI(Air Quality Index) information alongside the indoor air quality for comparison purposes.

What’s your dream job? I want to have my own animal shelter and a cat coffee shop where people can come in, have some drinks, play with some cats, and (maybe) adopt one (or more) on the way out? 

What’s your favorite thing about working for Airthings? I love how the company’s main goal is to help people improve their lives by helping them monitor their indoor air quality with the products. The people are friendly and inclusive, which makes me feel like I’m part of the team from day one. There’s also a lot of fun activities, and of course, lots of work to do.

What do you study and where? Masters in Applied Computer Science in NTNU Gjøvik in Norway.

Where are you from? Sai Gon, Viet Nam.

What projects are you working on for us? I am working on the Outdoor Air Quality project as a frontend developer.

What’s your dream job? I would like to work with sustainability and making the world a better place.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings?  I really like the atmosphere and working culture. There are a lot of activities and everyone is super nice! The lunch is a big plus as well.

What do you study and where? Software Engineering and Technology at Chalmers University in Gothenburg.

Where are you from? Strömstad, Sweden.

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Ola Kirkerud

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Linh Nguyen

What projects are you working on for us? I am working as a data scientist, trying to identify trends and build a model between meteorological data and indoor air quality. 

What’s your dream job? I think it could be cool to work in the R&D department as a software engineer in a company that makes something cool and advanced, like autonomous cars, drones or both combined into a dronecar. 

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? It is a young and inclusive environment, with a lot of fun people and activities. I also get a lot of responsibility, which most definitely steepens the learning curve a lot. 

What do you study and where? Cybernetics and Robotics at NTNU Trondheim.

Where are you from? Bærum, Norway.

What projects are you working on for us? As a software engineer intern, I am building the front and back end for the Indoor Air Quality public access project.

What’s your dream job? Leading technical teams working on high impact projects for social justice.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? I love how tight-knit the team is. I also love the creative freedom I’ve been given as an intern working on a customer-facing product.

What do you study and where? I am studying Computer Science and Spanish at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts.

Where are you from? Dallas, Texas USA.

Marketing interns

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Agnes Guttormsgaard

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Alexa Kawahara

What projects are you working on for us? I’m a graphic design intern, so I do everything related to illustration and design, working on varied projects like infographics, newsletter headers, product illustrations, social media content and lots more.

What’s your dream job? I love what I do, so my dream job would be to work on interesting projects within graphic design and illustration and keep growing as a visual communicator.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? My favorite thing is that the people at Airthings are so open, trustful and engaged, making you feel like you’re part of the team from day one!

What do you study and where? I’ve just finished a Bachelor in Visual Communication at the University of Bergen. Right now I’m taking a year off from studies to get some work experience, but I hope to get into the master program in Design at Oslo National Academy of the Arts next fall.

Where are you from? Asker, Norway.

What projects are you working on for us? My main project is analyzing Airthings’ sensor and customer datasets to produce next quarter’s Air Report! I’m also analyzing business customer trends to inform marketing strategy on the Airthings for Business side of the company.

What’s your dream job? I’d like to continue to work as a connection between the marketing and product teams. I also want to work for a company that utilizes technology to better society (healthcare, sustainability, etc.).

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? The culture! Everyone is so friendly and always available to answer questions and help where they can. There’s also a lot of fun events :) 

What do you study and where? I’m pursuing my Master of Science in Business Analytics at BI Norwegian School of Business.

Where are you from? Seattle, Washington, USA.

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Ingrid Førre

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Latika Meelu

What projects are you working on for us? I am analysing our customer data in order to help Airthings gain a better understanding of who our current customers are and where they are located to help with targeting and other marketing efforts. 

What’s your dream job? I’d like to dive deeper into informatics, and maybe sometime in the future become an Interaction Designer.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? It’s such an inclusive environment and I always feel welcome coming here! Also, the lunch is delicious :)

What do you study and where? I just completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, majoring in Information Systems and minoring in Marketing. 

Where are you from? Oslo, Norway.

What projects are you working on for us? I am working on a project that aims to clean up the SEO data for the Airthings website. I am also undertaking A\B testing for Airthings Mini for a new market.

What’s your dream job? To be an editor- in-chief of a magazine that focuses on sustainability and general well-being.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? I love the inclusive, fun and warm community here.

What do you study and where? I have studied New Media and Digital culture from Utrecht University, having prior study experience from University of Mumbai.

Where are you from? I have moved extensively across India, but have spent most of my time in Delhi and Mumbai.

Field Application interns

DSCF0631 (1)Camilla Engelstad Holt

What projects are you working on for us? I am collecting and analyzing data to gain insight into consumer behaviour and trends, as well as solution usage, for Airthings for Business. I am also working on improving the B2B onboarding campaign and developing strategies for churn prevention. 

What’s your dream job? I would love to work with tracking and analysing trends and consumer behavior to develop marketing strategies. I think working as a Product Marketing Manager seems exciting! 

What’s your favourite thing about working for Airthings? It is such a stimulating and lively office environment, where everyone is inclusive and helpful. I love that I get to work with creative and innovative people! There's also a lot of responsibility which results in professional and personal growth. 

What do you study and where? I'm currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Marketing Analytics at Northeastern University in Boston. 

Where are you from? Oslo, Norway.

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