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

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 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

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.

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Veronica Herrera
Intern
Dura Software

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.

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Gabriella Fulk
Intern
Big Sun Solar

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!

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Sarah Woolsey
Founder
Impact Guild

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

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

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!

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Maggie Ryan
Intern
SA Heron

Students + Startups showed me what it meant to be a professional, working within a small team didn’t allow me to hide, or float in the background. For me and all of my peers, the program gave us true responsibilities and game-changing assignments, working with executive management at the company. My experience at S+S gave me a variety of experiences, such as: public presentations to improve my public speaking, tracking NPS data to improve operations, and thorough data analysis measuring program success to drive better outcomes within the program. Since I majored in finance, the team also allowed me to help prepare financial statements for government agencies and drive QoQ improvements.The program’s ecosystem helped me build valuable connections both professionally and personally, learning more about San Antonio.

 

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Austin Guerrero
Intern
Rackspace: Open Cloud Academy

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 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

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

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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