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Launch Internship Program
Get paid to learn in-demand skills and put them to use at an internship this summer.
Learn software engineering, digital marketing, data science, or user experience (UX) design this summer. Then go rock a high-impact, exciting internship that we'll find for you. Our company partners know we train students with today's cutting-edge tools and tech, so they don't offer these internships anywhere else. Best of all, after tuition the average student walks away with $3,250 at the end of the summer.

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Access exclusive internships that we find for you.
Gain access to vetted internship opportunities exclusively available to Launch students. Our team sends 35,000+ emails and makes 2,000+ phone calls to find our company partners each year. We bring these opportunities directly to you, making your internship hunt worlds easier. Over the past five years, we've built valued relationships with 100+ companies who look forward to working with driven and talented students like you.
We don't partner with just anyone - we ensure that each company partner will provide real, meaningful projects for interns to work on. We get to know each company and work with their team to create a detailed internship profile full of info that lets you picture what it would really be like to work there. Each profile includes details about the team, pay rate, and workplace culture so you can evaluate if it's the right fit for you before you apply. Once you're accepted into Launch, there's not a full commitment to the program until you confirm an internship you love.
Learn modern, in-demand skills.
Join one of our four skill tracks and get trained in the tools and technologies that professionals use in the industry. Launch curriculum is based on what today's startups and tech firms tell us their teams need to know (and it's often not what you're learning in the classroom). Our company partners trust our training process to prepare you with the right skills to tackle impactful and challenging internship projects.
You'll learn those skills in our 3-week intensive summer training before you start your internship. Launch training is nothing like being in a traditional classroom. You'll learn and work in an exciting, dynamic environment with a mix of instructor led lectures, hands-on group work, and individual projects all designed to let you learn by doing.
Here's why we created Launch.
We know finding cool, impactful internships is really hard, and it's even harder if you don't have the skills to contribute the way companies need. We also know that companies struggle to find talented interns they can trust with important projects for their business, leaving many of the most interesting companies to just not hire interns at all.
We designed Launch to tackle these challenges for both students and companies. Over the last 4 years, we've built a program that's a win-win for both:

  • Innovative companies trust Launch to find the right people and prepare them to make meaningful contributions on high-stakes, high-impact projects. Many of our partners now offer their internships only through Launch.
  • You get trained in the skills you need to jump in on exciting internship projects, and you get paid to do it.
  • In the future, you can command higher pay and be more competitive for future jobs with your new skills and internship experience. Not to mention, many Launch interns are offered continued full or part-time work with their company after their internship concludes.

All in all, we're proud of our work in empowering interns with the skills they need to take on a challenging, rewarding internship with a company whose product or mission we believe in.
Launch by the Numbers
Launch 2022 runs May 23rd - August 12th.
250+

interns matched to date
120+

company partners
5

cities with internships available
95%

students recommend Launch
to a friend
Hear what past participants had to say.
"Launch made it easy for me to not only learn a whole new skill set but also set myself up perfectly for other job opportunities. With a wide variety of technical skills and significant real-life experience under my belt, I feel more ready to enter the professional world post-graduation than I ever thought I could as I enter my fourth year of college."
Eliza Blackstone
Digital Marketing Track
"Launch was extremely fun, but more importantly, extremely helpful. Now I have the technical skills and valuable professional skills that can be applied to any position at every level that I will get to. I also made tons of great connections and bonds with my Launch cohort and other people within Forge. It was an amazing experience and I am excited to be more involved with Forge in the future!"
Daniel Tohti
Data Science Track
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