Learn more and have a bigger impact at a YC startup

Y Combinator Internship Program, Summer 2020
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The Y Combinator Summer Internship Program is for undergraduate & graduate students in software engineering & data science who want to intern at a YC-backed startup.

At a YC startup, you'll jump into fast-paced, mission critical projects from day one, work directly with founders and early engineers, and build real-world software development skills. At the end of the summer, you'll look back and see features you built running in production.

As a program participant, you'll have access to:

  • Invite-only virtual events with YC partners and founders
  • 1-1 mentorship with industry veterans
  • A network of ambitious and entrepreneurial students (and maybe even your future co-founder)

If you might want to join a startup full-time (or start your own someday), working at an early stage company is the best way to find out what it’s like. And because we know that interns learn a lot of valuable skills at our startups, we’ll also give special consideration to anyone who interns at a YC company and then goes on to apply to YC as a founder.

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Experiences

“Our dinner with Michael Seibel was amazing. His stories on starting Twitch and working with startups were both inspiring and terrifying.”

Ethan Naluz, Gordian Software

“Even as an intern, I had a say in key decisions of our startup. And then I got to actually build and ship the ideas I came up with.”

Andrew Burns, Balto

“I got to learn directly from senior engineers who previously were at Google, and work in a small team to solve very complex problems.”

Janhavi Dahihande, Thunkable

Read more about life as a YC startup intern from Lucious McDaniel IV (FloRecruit) on the Work at a Startup Blog.

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Open Internship Roles

BioRender
BioRender Full-Stack Developer
intern
Toronto, ON
Full Stack
$40k - $80k
0.00% - 0.00%
Sophomore and above
Cityfurnish
Marketing Intern
intern
India
Frontend
Visa Required
Any
Coral Labs
Mechanical Engineer Intern
intern
1037 S Claremont St, San Mateo, 94402
Robotics
Visa Required
Senior and above
Dex
[Remote Internship] Product Engineer - Mobile
intern
San Francisco, CA, USA / Remote
iOS
Remote
Visa Required
Any
GitStart
FullStack Javascript Engineer
intern
Remote
Full Stack
Remote
Visa Required
Any
Lucid Drone Technologies
Software Engineer Intern
intern
Charlotte, NC, USA / Remote
Robotics
Remote
Visa Required
$0 - $15k
0.10%
Any
Phiar
Machine Learning & Computer Vision Internship
intern
Redwood City
Machine Learning
Senior and above
Pine Park Health
Health tech SWE internship
intern
Berkeley, CA, USA
Full Stack
Visa Required
$20 - $30
Any
Pine Park Health
Product Intern
intern
Berkeley, CA / Remote
Remote
Visa Required
Any
Pine Park Health
Operations Intern
intern
Berkeley, CA / Remote
Remote
Visa Required
Any

Who should apply

We are focused on placing software engineering roles this summer. (In the future, we hope to expand to other roles as well.) The companies hiring interns are predominantly in the SF Bay Area and NYC, but we also have open internships in Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, India, London and Malaysia. The events YC organizes will be in the Bay Area.

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