I was a Software Developer Co-op at Hulu from June 2010 to December 2010.
In those 7 months, I worked on the Metrics and Reporting team, built out a Hadoop / HDFS / HBase cluster, and used those frameworks to store and process terabytes of data for analysis for finance and research teams.
I lived near Westwood and then by Venice Beach. I joined a parkour group, went to tons of concerts, and frequently visited family in the area. I learned an incredible amount during my Hulu internship, perhaps because I knew so little going in, but also because they gave me an enormous amount of responsibility. I got to travel to a Hadoop Conference in Santa Clara; spec, rack (in an actual datacenter!), massively configure, and utilize a 30 machines for our Hadoop cluster; help decide the fate of an interstitial type that advertises other shows on Hulu using a custom analytics workflow I built; present my work to the dev team and executives; and a ton of other things. I was professionally treated like a full-time employee and had all the fun of an intern.