Internship Program

The Internship Program connects eligible Nueva upper school students with partner organizations for summer internships. Employers submit a position description that best meets their needs and students apply with a resume and cover letter. Internship program opportunities span fields including technology, research, politics, medicine, publishing, fine arts, and more.

Internship Highlights


At the end of their internships, students submit a video reflecting on their experience. Check out some highlights from recent summers!

Stanford, Good Lab for Applied Physics

Lucie L. & Akshay R.

#Science #Research

Project Invent

Brandon S.

#Nonprofit #DataAnalysis

Earth Law Center

Rohan S.

#Law #EnvironmentalCitizenship

Second Harvest Food Bank

Colin C.

#Community #Marketing

Caltech, Electrical Engineering Department




Nixie H.

#VC #Research

Join Our Program!

We are seeking new employer partnerships to meet student demand! Internships are as varied as our students' interests. Employers submit a position description that includes prerequisite skills, commitment expectations (1–9 weeks), and other details. After interviewing top candidates, employers may extend offers. Partner organizations commit to reviewing candidates but are not required to make a hire if there is not a good fit for the organization.

Your applicants will come from a pool of 10th through 12th graders who meet eligibility requirements before applying. We prepare candidates to succeed through workplace readiness workshops and will stay in touch with employers throughout the process. Your Nueva interns will be creative and curious, and trained in design thinking methodology and social-emotional learning. As gifted learners, Nueva students are insightful, critical thinkers who are excited by new challenges and have had opportunities to dive deeply into complex projects. 

To bring a Nueva intern to your organization, contact the program director or register an internship below.

Register an Internship

Application Timeline

Position descriptions submitted
Application period
Interviews and offers
Summer internships


I am beyond thrilled with the Nueva Internship Program. Our students continually went above and beyond my and our expectations. We are fans for life!

—Lauren Weston, Acterra

Our Nueva interns were delightful, and made a significant impact on our business. We worked with them across product, marketing, and partnership functions and benefited a lot from their contributions, from thinking about the world from a Gen Z perspective to making immediate modifications in our app.

—ALISSA Ledoux, The Yes

All our Nueva interns have been eager to learn, willing to listen, a pleasure to be around, and have really made an impact on our organization in a few short months. I highly encourage other non-profit organizations and companies to be a part of the Nueva School Internship Program.

—Casey Miller, Positive Coaching Alliance

My Nueva high school intern was easily the equal or better of any college intern I have hired.

—ramanan raghavendran, Amasia

I was super impressed by the quality of my Nueva summer interns. I gave them a pretty complicated, technical project to work on over the summer, and they came in and voluntarily took it to the next level, delivering work I would have expected from grad school-level interns...I’ve ended up using their technical work product on a daily basis with our customers. Can’t wait for next summer!

—TY JAGERSON, Malta Inc.

Our interns from Nueva have greatly exceeded our expectations. They have accomplished far more than we thought possible from high school students, providing meaningful contributions to our team, and also contributed to the team culture with their positive attitudes and excitement!

—Lacey Kitch, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

The Nueva interns have raised the bar significantly in terms of what employers should expect out of their high school interns. The Nueva interns are not ‘nice-to-have’ but ‘must-have.’ They’ve provided critical support and are instrumental in moving our project forward.

—WEI CHEN, The Atticus Project

Nueva interns are some of the most hard-working, willing, and capable individuals I have worked with. When provided with a positive management style and creativity freedom, they produce great work efficiently and independently. Our company has partnered with Nueva’s internship program for two years now and we are excited to continue this partnership for many years to come!

—CHRISTINE YANG, Boys & Girls Club