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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
Co-founder & CTO
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.
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!
We accept applications from current students and recent graduates of every major who have either graduated from a high school in San Antonio or are currently enrolled at a university or college in San Antonio.
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!
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!