The Summer Startup Internship Program

The Summer Startup Internship Program provides students with the rare experience of working at early-stage startups in the real world.


In this pilot program, students at The Garage now have the unique opportunity to sharpen their skills as founders and gain valuable real-world experience working at an early-stage startup founded by alumni of Northwestern University.

Featured Internship Opportunities

Amper Technologies, Inc.
Based in Chicago, IL | 40 Employees | $15M Series A
Founded by
Akshat Thirani '16

Amper's FactoryOS empowers manufacturers to run world-class operations with modern software and IoT technology.

Offering a Finance & GTM Operations Internship
As a Finance & GTM Operations Intern at Amper, you’ll gain exposure to a wide variety of business functions and have the exclusive opportunity to “look under the hood” of a Series A startup. On the Finance side, you’ll work on projects in FP&A, accounting, and financing strategy/execution. For GTM Operations, you’ll work with our Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success teams to improve decision-making and operational efficiency. If you’re a problem solver who is intellectually curious and you want to experience working at a fast-paced tech startup, look no further – this opportunity is for you.

Salient Motion
Based in Los Angeles, CA | 11 Employees | $13M Funding
Founded by
Vishaal Mali '20 and Aidan Jenkins '17

Salient Motion designs and builds state-of-the-art motor controllers for aerospace, defense, mobility, and more!

Offering Software & Firmware Engineer Internships
Salient Motion is at the forefront of innovation, crafting exclusive motion control components that propel the industrial, aerospace, and defense sectors into the future. We are not just building components; we are shaping the future of flight and industry, and your code will be crucial in enabling subsystems aboard orbital satellites all the way down to precision machinery here on Earth. Motion control is a challenging discipline involving exceptionally reliable real-time software and careful algorithmic modeling and design. We are building a team of brilliant minds who thrive on collaboration, and we believe that the best solutions emerge when diverse perspectives and disciplines come together. 

Based in San Francisco, CA | 10 Employees | $6M Seed
Founded by
Sonia Nigam '17 & Amar Shah '17

Change is a donation processing platform that works with companies like Mars, Brex, and Jackpocket to streamline customer-facing giving campaigns.

Offering a Go-to-Market Internship
At Change, we're on a mission to redefine how every online donation is processed. We’re backed by amazing investors like NEA, Freestyle, and Sequoia, and work with companies like Mars, Brex, and Jackpocket. We're looking for a Go-to-Market Intern to join our dynamic, scrappy team. Your responsibilities will encompass a broad range of activities including developing new growth marketing strategies, creating sales collateral, conducting market analysis, and more. This role is perfect for someone who is passionate about making a tangible difference and ready to contribute to a range of high-impact projects in a fast-paced startup environment.

Le Alfré
Based in New York, NY | 3 Employees
Founded by
Brandon Snower '19

Le Alfré is New York the next generation of classic menswear adding a cool and playful approach to old-school classics, combining traditional European craftsmanship with a fresh, modern vibe.

Offering an Operations Analyst Internship
This is an on-site role working with a fast-paced, exciting and ambitious team of 3 right in the middle of New York. This role will be in person (Monday - Friday). The Operations Analyst will have a unique opportunity to work directly with our founder with the responsibility of assisting with the day-to-day operations of the business. You will be overseeing and taking over all website management including new product launches, AB testing, site merchandising as well as inventory management, order fulfillment, data analytics, and handle all club member / customer service inquires. The Operations Analyst will also assist with operations management and organizational tasks with e-commerce platforms like Shopify, Shipstation, Gorgias, etc. Additional tasks include in-store sales with clients, helping out with photoshoots and videoshoots around New York, The Hamptons, Nantucket, etc.

The Benefits

Rich Experiences

Students benefit from working at an early-stage startup - in a position in their desired field, in an industry they're interested in.

Marketable Skills

Students walk away with skills that can be applied to their own startups, or in future positions in the workforce.

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Students are matched with a startup they're interested in, and benefit from the experience of working directly with founders.

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