Not your average Internship. Program. City. Community.

More than an internship

Your summer internship through Students + Startups will be a challenging and immensely rewarding glimpse into life as a startup or small business owner. You will be able to network with entrepreneurs who have built companies from the ground up, and add to your professional network.

You’ll have the opportunity to not only extend your internship into the fall, allowing for a flexible part-time commitment but also position yourself for the prospect of a potential full-time employment offer. 

COHORT

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

Local Internships. Operations. Sales/Business Development. Videography.  Software Development. Creative Production. Brand Strategy.  Account Management. Finance. Marketing. Analytics. Community Engagement. Content Creation/Writing. Marketing/UI/UX. Social Media Management. Educational Services. Health and Human Services. Law and Public Policy. Entrepreneurial Support. Retail and Sales.

 Students + Startups offers candidates a distinct internship experience that combines tailored opportunities, local impact, and personalized support to help kickstart their careers and stand out in a competitive job market.

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SA Heron

My internship at the Heron was an incredible experience. I expected to learn some new skills, but was nervous as to how the summer would go. At every step of the internship, Ben gave me challenging, exciting assignments and projects that helped me learn and refine my own skills. Whenever I felt overwhelmed, Ben was quick to encourage me and validate that reporting is hard work, but his reassurance and help every time I hit a barrier gave me the confidence I needed. I am so glad that I had this experience of working with a team that loves what they do, and is dedicated to their mission. I learned so much over the course of this summer!

Maggie Ryan
Intern
Gabriella

Big Sun Solar

My internship provided me with invaluable work place experience that I could not have gotten anywhere else and helped me to obtain my goal of going on to work at a big tech company.

Gabriella Fulk
Intern
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TINT by Filestack

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.”

Kacie Baldevia
Intern
James

The Learning Company

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!

James Burford
Intern
Veronica

Dura Software

Students + Startups allowed me to build my skill set toolkit, build long lasting relationships, and develop personally and professionally. Additionally, it helped me develop amazing friendships with other students/young professionals who I stay in touch with today. Lastly, S+S allowed me to see the opportunities within the startup world and inspired me to pursue my dreams.

Veronica Herrera
Intern
Abigail Grace

The Learning Company

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
Intern
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Impact Guild

In our second year in business, Students + Startups took us to the next level of growth. We are huge fans! Where else can you access an incredibly talented pool of pre-vetted applicants, have a chance to connect more deeply with other entrepreneurs and startup companies in San Antonio, AND have subsidized compensation? It was a gamechanger. And we’ve loved our interns so much they have stayed on and worked the following semesters. Can’t wait for S+S 2020!

Sarah Woolsey
Founder

MilTribe

Even though Miltribe isn’t around anymore, I still stay in touch with my boss Donovan! I oftentimes credit my Deloitte internship with being instrumental in setting off my career, but in reality I wouldn’t have gotten that position without S+S. I also won the Valero Alamo Bowl scholarship twice as a direct result of interning in SA, so it helped with supporting my education. I am incredibly grateful for my Students + Startups experience, and think of it fondly every time I’m at Double Standard.

Alex Motter
Intern
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Envault

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.

Madeline Morales
Intern
Rebecca Derby

Alamo Angels

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.

Rebecca Derby
Intern

We accept applications from current students and recent graduates of every major, ages 18-24, who have either graduated from a high school in San Antonio or are currently enrolled at a university or college in San Antonio.

BENEFITS

FAQ

You can apply by hitting the “APPLY NOW” button at the bottom of this page.

Yes, please! We encourage all students to apply, even if graduation is closer to some than others. 

We also now accept students that graduated May 2023!

We get this question a lot…flexibility, proactiveness and self-motivation are some qualities our company partners look for in an intern.

You will be living that real-world 9-5 grind, you will be expected to work 40 hours a week, but your hours may differ based on your company. Be sure to ask during an interview or in a follow up email.

While we do not advise taking time off, if you know you have planned events (i.e. wedding, family reunions) bring these potential scheduling conflicts up during formal interviews to talk about flexibility. In the past, some students have made time up after the official last day.

You will be paid a $6,000 stipend paid out in two payments.

Subsidized downtown SATX housing is provided pending qualification.

Great question. Similar to life, there are no guarantees here. S+S is a competitive program. This means that we admit more interns than available positions. This is for numerous reasons, but feel this method has given companies and interns the best experience.

Potentially. This is company-specific and depends on what the company’s current hiring needs are. If this is important to you, ask!

A lot of our company partners’ office downtown, so we hope it’s a short scooter/walk/bus ride away! All of our interns are given a VIA bus pass to ride for free! Another way to get around is by carpooling, but please be respectful of the person who is giving you a ride to work!

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