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 in the San Antonio ecosystem.


Cade Blalock

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.

Cade Balalock

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.” Kacie Baldevia , intern, TINT by Filestack “Thu and Alexandra 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
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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

Jungle Disk

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

Devina Kumar
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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.

Priscilla Benavides


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.S+S gave me the opportunity to interact with startups at all stages. I was able to gain lifelong friends and meaningful connections with mentors. Hands down best summer ever!

Angela Zavala


The most important factors I’ve come to look for in a junior employee are resourcefulness, drive, and grit. (I want real work done, I want to learn something new, and I want her/his energy to be infectious to our team.) The Students+Startups program seems aligned to this ideal perfectly and I would recommend participation to any San Antonio startup – Not only to better their organization but also to play a small part in making our city a better place to work and live as more graduates choose to join our cause.

Michael DeFelice
Co-founder & CTO
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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
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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
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Velocity TX

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

Alexes Salazar

We accept applications from students of every major enrolled at any University or College in the U.S.



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

Yes, please! We encourage all current students to apply, even if graduation is closer to some than others. In the past, we have had internships turn into full-time opportunities! We have a 54% retention rate, were internships turn into part & full-time employment

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 $4,000 stipend (**International Students will be taxed at the federal rate of 14%.) The $4,000 stipend is 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 continuously 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.
Best answer: potentially. This is company-specific and depends on what the company’s current needs are. If this is important to you, ask!
Yes, and Speed Interview Night is a mandatory event for all our company partners and vetted students. Speed Interview Night 2021 will be virtual for all vetted students and companies. 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! If you are a UIW, UTSA, St. Mary’s or SAC student, great news: your student ID allows you to ride VIA for free! For other students, you can purchase a U-Pass. 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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