Internship Program

The Internship Program connects Nueva students with Bay Area organizations for one- to eight-week engagements. The internship programs span fields including technology, research, politics, medicine, publishing, fine arts and more.

We match rising seniors and juniors with participating organizations in both paid and unpaid internships that span from one to eight weeks. Students research your organization and write a cover letter introducing themselves and how they will help meet your needs. We hand-select students to best fit each opportunity, prepare interns to succeed in your organization, and will stay in touch with you throughout the process.

As interns, students arrive ready to collaborate and work with a team. Nueva students are creative, industrious, critical thinkers trained in Design Thinking methodology and social-emotional learning. Students write a cover letter that reflects their understanding of the organization's mission and serves as a proposal for the ways this student can contribute to a workplace environment.

Download information about the Nueva Internship Program or register an internship using the link below.

Register an Internship


Contact Katie Saylor, Director of Internship Programs, at



I'd never expected to get so much value from an intern. Next summer, I'll take two." 
— Jeff Smith, Founder and CEO of Smule

The interns contribute much to our organization, and their passionate curiosity clearly shines bright."
— Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD, Director of brainLENS & Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience at UCSF

The Nueva interns integrated seamlessly into our lab and were able to contribute at a high level. We were impressed by their depth of scientific knowledge and their can-do attitude."
— Tejal Desai, Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF, Head of the Therapeutic Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory. 

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