Not your average Internship. Program. City. Community.
More than an internship
With your summer internship through Students + Startups, you’ll experience the exciting, stressful, and immensely rewarding life as a small business or startup intern. You’ll meet entrepreneurs who’ve built their companies from the ground up, and start building your professional network.
Our goal is to showcase that the Alamo City is full of career-advancing opportunities by connecting top talent with the growing businesses within the San Antonio ecosystem.
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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.”
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
Pure Heart Foods
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.
White Cloud Drones
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.
We accept applications from students of every major enrolled at any University or College in the U.S. and those recently graduated.
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 2021!
In the past, we have had internships turn into full-time opportunities! We have a 65% retention rate, were internships turn into part & full-time employment
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.
Subsidized downtown SATX housing is provided pending qualification.
Speed Interview Night is a mandatory event for all our company partners and vetted students. For students out of state, they will have the option to attend virtually. The S+S team will provide you with everything you need to know well before your interviews.
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!