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 $1000 to do it, all in 12 weeks this summer.

Launch Academy runs May 21 - August 10.

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of 2017 Launch participants would recommend the program to a friend

1. Learn in-demand, critical skills.

You'll spend the first 6 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 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.

Rashid Lasker

HackCville Member

"I loved meeting new people and being inspired to take charge and start things right now. You can't get this kind of experience anywhere else."

Our Hiring Partners

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