The Summer Startup Experience

Now Accepting Applications for Interns

Enhance your education, cultivate your entrepreneurial mindset and leadership skills, and strengthen your professional networks, all while helping advance a UArizona startup.

We will seek to match you with a university startup. If selected, you will work with the company to prepare an Internship Agreement that will set forth expectations for you and your startup team, and you’ll be off and running!

Emmet Gormican

Emmet Gormican

“Through my summer startup experience, I was encouraged to face challenges to escalate my skill set in a growing company, building technology and processes new to the industry. I had the opportunity to learn industry standards while discovering what direction I want to take my personal career path.” 

– Emmet Gormican, MIS graduate student at the Eller College of Management, paired with UArizona startup Caltrode


Are You Eligible?

To qualify, applicants must be enrolled for the upcoming academic year.

Earn $5000 During Your Summer

Summer Startup Interns receive a $5000 stipend, which is deposited into their bursar's account.

Apply now for Summer 2024.

Want to be considered for the program? Your application will require:

1. A resume that includes your experience and lists your business, technical and computing skills.

2. A cover letter that expresses why you are interested in the program and what you hope to learn from the internship.

We look forward to receiving your application! Please send your materials and any questions to Bruce Burgess, Director of Venture Development, at