Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at SONIC. Whether it’s creating a killer new product, implementing cutting edge on-lot technology, or revolutionizing the way we connect with our customers, we are passionate about taking our brand to the next level – and we know you can help us do it.

We recruit across the country, looking for top talent to grow the SONIC brand. SONIC internships allow you to apply your skills and make a direct impact on the business, while networking with senior leaders and enjoying job perks like summer hours and free SONIC drinks all day, every day.

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Where are the internships based?

Interns work at SONIC headquarters, located in Oklahoma City.

What are the education qualifications?

SONIC interns are typically rising Juniors or Seniors in college, or pursuing a Master’s degree.

Do we encourage candidates with drive-in experience to apply?

Yes! While we always hire the candidate who is the best fit for the internship, candidates who have worked in a SONIC Drive-in have an understanding of the brand and a base knowledge of drive-in operations that can give them an edge. If you’ve worked in a drive-in, let us know on your internship application!

When is the best time to apply?

We actively recruit for interns from September through December for the following summer’s internship program. Occasionally, we’ll have an off-peak internship, so feel free to check our current open internships HERE.

What is the internship hiring process?

Applications will be reviewed and SONIC recruiters will select the most qualified applicants for each opening.

  • Round 1: phone interview with a recruiter
  • Round 2: on-site or video interview(s) with the hiring manager and team

The candidate deemed the best fit for each internship will receive an offer.

Which SONIC departments offer internships?

SONIC offers internships on the following teams:

  • Marketing
  • Brand Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Supply Chain

And more!

What should I expect from a SONIC internship?

SONIC interns contribute to real brand projects, network with SONIC leadership, and are privy to the inner-workings of the company. Interns also have the opportunity to give back to the community, and get to attend all SONIC employee events - plus a few intern-specific events they’ll never forget!

How long does a SONIC internship last?

The SONIC summer internship program runs annually from mid-May through mid-August. As needed, we may offer to keep select interns on staff past the end of the official summer program to help with key projects.

Can SONIC interns apply for full-time positions during the internship?

Provided they meet the qualifications of the role, interns are welcome to apply for open full-time positions.