Attract + Retain

Students + Startups connects local organizations with vetted candidates, lowering the cost and risk associated with hiring, and increasing the likelihood that top young professionals remain in San Antonio after graduation.

Our Belief

An internship at a startup or small business can profoundly impact one’s professional future and give growing companies a huge boost in talent and capacity. San Antonio’s future economy depends on attracting and retaining top talent, and we can help. 

By working alongside peers in a cohort setting, interns benefit from shared learning experiences, peer support, and the opportunity to collaborate on projects and ideas. This collaborative environment not only enhances the quality of work produced but also fosters personal and professional growth. It’s a supportive ecosystem where interns can exchange insights, overcome challenges together, and forge lasting connections that extend beyond the summer.

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Our Team

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Kaitlyn Jones

Director of Program Development

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Alexandra Frey

Executive Director

We offered an extension of the internship into the fall
Provided a remote experience due to COVID-19
Opened applications nationally

2023

46 interns | 25 companies

Fall 2022

25 interns | 20 companies

2022

53 interns | 38 companies

2021 Fall

16 Interns | 12 companies

2021 Summer

65 interns | 39 companies.

2020 Fall Pilot

34 interns | 22 Companies

2020

76 interns | 44 companies

2019

69 interns | 39 companies

2018

61 interns | 38 companies

2017

38 interns | 29 companies

2016

15 interns | 13 companies

Our Impact

Founded in 2016, Students + Startups started is a partnership between San Antonio Area Foundation, 80|20 Foundation, Geekdom, and our local universities. We have since expanded nationwide and have connected 488 interns to 148 small businesses in San Antonio. 

Being part of the Students + Startups program goes beyond securing an internship; it’s about joining a thriving community of like-minded individuals, where collaboration and mentorship are at the forefront. We firmly believe that this collaborative approach enriches the internship experience, making it more meaningful and impactful, and ultimately better preparing our interns for successful careers.”