Facebook Hires 18-Year-Old Intern for Full-Time Engineering Gig

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Facebook's pursuit of talented programmers through internships before they even start college is paying off: Michael Sayman, who turned 18 on Aug. 24, has accepted a full-time engineering job at the social network.

That makes Sayman, who recently graduated from high school in Miami, one of the company's youngest employees.

Sayman, who Bloomberg got to know earlier this year for a story on the intern-recruiting trend, was discovered because he was using the company's tools for developers in a popular iPhone application he created. Facebook flew him out to meet Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg before he started his internship at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

"This summer internship at Facebook has been amazing, but it's not over," Sayman said in a post on his Facebook page. "Facebook has offered me a full-time job as an engineer. The adventure is just beginning."

Facebook confirmed Sayman was hired and declined to comment further.

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