Intern with the world's most exciting startups.

We help ambitious students get summer internships at venture-backed startups. Summer 2022 applications open.

We partner with 100s of top startups, VCs, & growth companies, from pre-seed to series F

Paid internships, always.

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It is very difficult for a startup company to effectively compete with brands like Apple and Google for top early talent. Intern Scale is in some ways like a lobbying arm on college campuses for startups and growth companies.

We also value and champion diversity in our student intern pool. DEI initiatives are a core part of our offering, and we work closely with our teams to ensure each intern cohort meets diversity goals.

Get work experience in exciting industries.


Almost half our applicants are software engineering and data science students from top American universities.


Whether you need help managing your social media presence or building content for SEO, a great marketing intern is extremely valuable.


Many of our partners want to build a reliable pipeline of entry-level SDR candidates and BD hires. We can help.


If you need interns in other areas of your company, whether that's your finance team or customer service, let us know!

Intern Scale by the numbers


Applicants to date (2022)

Our student applicant pool is 2,500 and we just launched!


Raised by our partners

Our partners have raised billions in funding from leading investors.


Universities represented

Our applicants hail from over 300 US colleges and universities.

Most internships are 8-12 weeks, remote or onsite.

About us

Launching an intern program with an all-remote team is a daunting challenge. How do you ensure interns mesh with your team culture? How do you make the internship interesting and fun?

Intern Scale specializes in helping remote teams set up highly effective intern programs that are engaging and fun. We help from the onboarding stage to execution. Interested? Get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to be a US citizen to be eligible?

No, but you must be enrolled in or recently graduated from a 4-year US or Canadian college or university. You also must have authorization to work in the US during the summer. At this time we do not accept applicants in high school or community colleges. If you believe you are an exceptional case, please contact us.


How does the application process work?

Our application process starts with a quick 2min online application. Next, we will ask for a copy of your resume. We will then invite you to complete either a one-way video interview or a Zoom interview with our team. After this, we select finalists and introduce you to our partner companies for final interviews. The entire process takes 4-8 weeks.


How is Intern Scale different from Handshake?

Handshake is a platform for students to apply to many different internships. This takes a lot of time and is frustrating for many students. Intern Scale is different. We are like a "common app" for startup internships. You apply once and are considered for dozens of internships in our network.


Does this cost anything? How much do I get paid?

Intern Scale is free for students. All of our internships are paid different amounts, and you are welcome to let us know the pay range you are looking for. Most of our business interns (marketing, sales, etc) are paid $15-25/hr. Most of our technical interns (software, data science) are paid $20-30/hr. The pay may not be quite as good as Google or Facebook, but in our opinion it's a much better opportunity.

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