Get paid to learn coding, web design, marketing, or data science this summer.

Become a software engineer, web designer, marketer, or data scientist and experience an immersive summer internship at a top Charlottesville, NYC, DC, Austin, or Richmond startup or tech company. Best of all, we'll pay you $1750 or more to do it, all in 13 weeks this summer.

Launch Academy runs May 20 - August 16.

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of 2018 Launch participants would recommend the program to a friend

1. Learn in-demand, critical skills.

After a part-time training during the spring semester, you'll spend the first 4 weeks of the summer becoming expert in one of the following tracks. (Click through to read more about each one.)

No previous experience is required. You'll learn these skills through fun yet intense interactive projects with guidance from our expert instructors.

2. Put your skills into practice at a guaranteed internship.

For the second half of the summer (9 weeks) we'll match you with a startup or tech company internship. We've partnered with top companies across Charlottesville, NYC, DC, Austin, or Richmond to give you hands-on experience and real-world projects.

You'll walk away with new skills and new experience to launch you toward whatever's next. Past Launch students have:

  • Continued to work part-time for their company at $12+/hour
  • Joined the company full-time after graduation
  • Started freelancing, charging $25-50/hour
  • Taught new HackCville programs

"I would, no question, not be where I am today in terms of my marketable skills and experience without Launch. I loved my instructors, colleagues, and getting involved in such a creative community."

3. Enjoy a fun Charlottesville summer.

You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the increidble live music scene, beautiful hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, winery and brewery tours, excellent food scene, and much, much more.

Emily Hybl

HackCville Member

"The program gave me so many amazing skills that are directly applicable for my job search coming up this next year. The companies that we work with are extremely cool and are shaking up the community."

Our Hiring Partners

Meet the companies that hired interns or full-time employees through Launch over the last few years.