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MakerBot Announces Summer Intern Program

In just five short years, MakerBot has helped define and become a leader within a new industry: desktop 3D printing. Now MakerBot is on a mission to bring 3D printing to everyone! With a workforce that is rapidly expanding, growing from just three employees in 2009, to 40 in 2011, 160 in 2012, and now more than 450 in 2014, MakerBot has opportunities this summer to bring in passionate, driven, talented interns to work with the company. The 2014 MakerBot Summer Internship Program is a great opportunity to get exposure to the exciting and challenging environment of one of New York’s fastest-growing tech companies. Internship positions range from engineering, manufacturing, production, customer support, sales, marketing, public relations, software and business development. College and grad-level students interested in applying for a summer internship position at MakerBot should visit makerbot.com/careers.

MakerBot internship positions are paid positions. As part of the internship experience, participants will attend special lectures and participate in programs on 3D printing within their area of expertise, as well as interact with senior leadership. Internships begin with an orientation on May 27, 2014, and a second session on June 2, 2014, and the program concludes on August 15, 2014. Previous MakerBot interns have gone on to attend MIT, work at Google and other technology companies, as well as come back to work at MakerBot.

“MakerBot is a big believer in supporting and mentoring young talent,” commented Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “We’ve have had a robust internship program since our founding and have enjoyed having a lot of young talented interns and employees that have helped shape our company. My background as a teacher and as a CEO provides a unique perspective for how real-world experience is beneficial for helping create our future engineers and programmers. When you expose young, creative, kids to 3D printing, you encourage them to look at the world through ‘MakerBot eyes’ and see the world differently.”

To learn more about the MakerBot summer internship program and to apply, visit makerbot.com/careers.

About MakerBot

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys, Ltd., is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem drives accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes: Thingiverse.com, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot Replicator line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerWare software, MakerCare, the MakerBot retail stores, and strategic partnerships with top-tier brands. MakerBot has been honored with many accolades, including Popular Mechanics’ “Overall Winner” for best 3D printer, Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2012,” Popular Mechanics’ “Editor’s Choice Award,” Popular Science’s “Product of the Year,” Fast Company’s “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics,” and many more. Join the Next Industrial Revolution by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.

About Stratasys

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The company’s patented FDM® and PolyJet® 3D printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the company operates the RedEye digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1,700 employees, holds over 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: stratasys.com or blog.stratasys.com.

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