YC Internship Program, Winter 2024

Learn more and have an outsized impact at a YC startup.

The YC Internship Program brings together a cohort of startup-minded students for community and learning from YC partners, founders and experts. We host virtual & in-person talks and events, giving you more insight into industry and what it takes to build a startup.

We also connect you with vetted, high-growth startups to work directly with founders and early engineers on mission critical projects, and build real-world product development skills.

Startups are hiring throughout the year; they don't operate on college recruiting timelines. So regardless of when you're looking to gain experience, reach out to the companies below.

What to expect

Talks with founders

Attend closed-door sessions to hear from YC founders on how they build their companies and lessons they've learned along the way.

Cohort community

Join a community of fellow students, engineers & builders at other YC startups (that you wouldn’t otherwise meet as an intern at a small startup).

Access to the YC network

YC interns learn a lot of valuable skills at our startups, and we’ll give special consideration to any YC intern who applies to YC as a founder.

Open opportunities

There are 50+ internships currently available in engineering, design, product, business development, marketing, and more. Apply now to see the full list of opportunities and connect directly with YC founders.

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Student experiences

“The founders are also my mentors, and have created a strong sense of trust and community that keeps me connected to my work.”

Noelle Lim, Together 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

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Who should apply

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply for a range of roles, including engineering, product, design, operations and more. The companies participating are predominantly working remote, with a few in-person roles in the SF Bay Area and NYC.