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Connecting vetted candidates with startups and small businesses in San Antonio.

This being my second year in the program has helped me reach new heights in my career and even given me a part-time job with my company partner.

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Cade Balalock
Intern
White Cloud Drones

I learned so much more than I thought I would coming into the internship. I got to fully immerse myself in the marketing team at my internship. They mentored me and showed me exactly what I had been wanting to gain experience on. The S+S program itself offered so many resources as well. This made this experience for the summer even better

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Alexes Salazar
Intern
VelocityTX

S+S gave me the opportunity to network not only with my company partner but with other students around the nation. I loved having a geekdom membership as I was able to network and learn from the startups. S+S gave me the opportunity to grow professionally, personally and brought me out of my comfort zone. I was able to gain lifelong friends and meaningful connections with mentors. Hands down best summer ever!

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Angela Zavala
Intern
NexLaunch

The Students + Startups program was an incredible experience! Not only did my intern add so much value and amaze me with her contributions, she became a resource I plan to continue using outside of the program. The community aspects of the program, such as the events and workshops, were hugely beneficial for me as a small business owner in meeting new, local connections that have already added value to my business.

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Priscilla Benavides
Founder
Pure Heart Foods

The Learning Company was later dissolved about a year after my S+S internship, but the connections I made within Geekdom were so valuable later on in my career. I really really appreciated the collaborative nature of Geekdom and the ability for us to connect not only with our own startup but all the other startups too!

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James Burford
Intern
The Learning Company

The S+S program provided me with an invaluable experience that I don’t think I would’ve gotten anywhere else. I was matched with the perfect company and team while learning new skills and knowledge. (The team) always communicated with the cohort via Slack and email and were always quick and attentive when it came to answering any questions or concerns.”

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Kacie Baldevia
Intern
TINT by Filestack

The Students+Startups internship gave me a sneak peak of the growing tech scene taking place on Houston St. My supervisor introduced me to one of the employees of Scaleworks, a venture equity firm that has acquired 7 B2B SaaS companies. And so here I am, 3 months into my first job out of college as a Business Analyst for Scaleworks, Inc, sitting in the heart of the Houston St. tech revolution and I love every moment of it

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Devina Kumar
Intern
Jungle Disk

The interns crushed it…The process is easy, the talent is high-quality and adaptable, and you can’t beat the price! We’ve continued to employ some of the interns over the year and will definitely be hiring more for years to come!

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Conor Chamness
Corporate Development
Dura Software

The most valuable experience I had was interacting with investors of these startups and watching their investments and commitment to the companies grow. My internship at S+S opened up an entirely different perspective to the startup community.

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Rebecca Derby
Intern
Alamo Angels

The Learning Company was later dissolved about a year after my S+S internship, but the connections I made within Geekdom were so valuable later on in my career. I really really appreciated the collaborative nature of Geekdom and the ability for us to connect not only with our own startup but all the other startups too! When I graduated in 2020, all of my potential job offers or opportunities were canceled because of the pandemic. So I was really struggling to find a job, and the first job that I found was with a startup in San Antonio. I was linked to this job through a connection I made 2 years prior at Students+Startups. He remembered me even though I was his intern, and looked for a job for me during this really difficult time, and eventually found one! I was so grateful for this kind of connection.

 

Abigail Grace
Abigail Grace
Intern
The Learning Company

My time with FlashScan3D built confidence in my skill sets of design, engineering, project management, etc. I look back fondly on my time there and with the S+S crew. I would not have the current job I have, not the startup intuition that I use in my own venture today were it not for S+S. Was a great experience – I learned a lot, met and worked with some very smart people. Received a significant amount of hands-on experience in the role under Chris Burney and was able to learn quite a bit about Angel Investing, due-diligence, and the San Antonio startup community at large.

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Vivek Poovathoor
Intern
FlashScan3D

The other students really made this program amazing. Everyone was inclusive and social. I always felt welcome, eager to explore San Antonio and excited to develop connections with them.

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Madeline Morales
Intern
Envault

An Impact-Driven Experience

Students + Startups is a nonprofit internship program that serves as the bridge between top talent and career advancing opportunities in San Antonio, Texas. We pride ourselves on connecting job seekers with local startups and small businesses offering impactful and meaningful internship opportunities.

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Personal. Meaningful. Intentional.

Students + Startups connects you with the most exciting, growing companies in San Antonio. We help match your interests and abilities with companies whose job opportunities will challenge and expand your skill-set.

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Traits we look for in an intern...

Self-starting

Hardworking college students and recent graduates. 

Effective

Someone who can confidently apply their skills on day one to meet or exceed internship expectations.

Flexible

Willing to keep an open mind to change and new projects. 

Reliable

Committed to showing up and following through.

Participating in Students + Startups offers several unique benefits for candidates compared to other internship programs:

Students + Startups focuses on connecting candidates with startups and small businesses in San Antonio, Texas, providing access to a vibrant local ecosystem that might not be as accessible through larger, more widespread programs.

The program’s emphasis on making intentional connections ensures that interns are introduced to as many roles that align with their skills, interests, and career goals, maximizing the likelihood of a fulfilling internship experience.

Students + Startups interns work on meaningful projects that have a significant impact on the growth and development of the company they accept an offer with, providing hands-on experience and tangible results.

The Students + Startups team is dedicated to guiding and supporting interns throughout their internship journey, offering mentorship, resources, and assistance in navigating the challenges of the professional world.

Interns have the chance to build a valuable network of connections within the local startup community, opening doors to future career opportunities and collaborations.

By working with startups and small businesses, interns gain a broader skill set and entrepreneurial mindset, enhancing their marketability and increasing their potential for future career success.

Exposure to smaller companies often allows for a more comprehensive and diverse learning experience, as interns may have the opportunity to wear multiple hats and gain exposure to various aspects of business operations.

Being part of Students + Startups fosters a sense of community and camaraderie among interns, creating a supportive environment for personal and professional growth.

Interns contribute to the growth of local businesses and the San Antonio entrepreneurial ecosystem, making a positive impact on their community.

Participation in a unique, locally-focused program like Students + Startups will make your resume stand out, showcasing adaptability and commitment to contributing to the local economy.

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Our Company Partners

Companies from all industries apply annually and are vetted to control for quality experiences. Over 125 companies have participated in the Students + Startups program since 2016. Below are some who return year after year, an ongoing testament to the success of our program and processes. 

The Program

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