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 startup or tech company. Best of all, we'll pay you $1250 to do it, all in 12 weeks this summer.

Launch Academy runs May 28 - August 16.

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of 2017 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 (8 weeks) we'll match you with a local startup or tech company internship. We've partnered with top companies across Charlottesville 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.

Allison Garrett

HackCville Member

"My favorite part was being able to meet other students who had similar career interests and goals. HackCville is full of intelligent and driven people, a lot of whom aim for a career working in startups so it is really cool to learn with like-minded students. "

Our Hiring Partners

Here are the companies that hired interns or full-time fellows through Launch in Summer 2017. 2018 details coming soon.