Tech & Innovation Internship

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Are you a high school or college student interested in design, tech, or entrepreneurship? The Tech and Innovation Internship is a PAID opportunity that helps you learn how to bring an idea to life and create a real business!

Program TYpe:
Age Group:
11th-12th Grade + College
In-person + Virtual
This Program Includes:
Paid Professional Opportunity
Hands-on Experience Building Startups
Site Visits with Tech Industry Partners
Networking and Professional Development Opportunities
Problem-Solving Skills


Are you a high school or college student interested in design, tech, or entrepreneurship? The Tech and Innovation Internship is a PAID opportunity that helps you learn how to bring an idea to life and create a real business! This experience goes beyond traditional internships, spend the summer with your peers working in teams and connecting with mentors that will teach you how to build a startup. You will also develop your problem-solving skills, gain hands-on experience in product development, UI/UX design, or software development, network with local tech experts, visit the offices of industry partners, and more!

What You'll Gain

•   How to ideate, validate, and bring your ideas to life.
•   Practical skills in product management, UI/UX design, or software development.
•   Effective teamwork and collaboration.
•   Pitching and presenting your startup concept.
•   Networking with professionals in the tech industry.
•   Problem-solving and critical thinking.
•   Building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) from scratch.

Who this Internship is For

•   11th and 12th grade and college students in the Philadelphia area
•   Students interested in at least one of these specialized tracks:
      •   Product Management
      •   UI/UX Design
      •   Software Development

Schedule/Important Dates

Applications for the 2024 Tech & Innovation Internship have now closed.

•   College cohort runs from June 3 to August 9, 2024.
•   High School cohort runs from June 17 to August 9, 2024.
•   Check back or sign up for our email list for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for the program?
The program is open to high school (11th and 12th grade) and college students in the Philadelphia area who have an interest in the tech and innovation space.

When do applications open?
2024 summer internship applications have now closed.

When is the internship held?
This is a 10-week internship program. The college cohort runs from early June to early August and the high school cohort running from mid June to early August.

Will the internship be in-person or virtual?
This hybrid program is mostly remote with weekly in-person work days and occasional events. There will be several in-person site visits and virtual workshops throughout the program with industry partners and mentors.

What positions are available?
The internship includes three different positions: Product Manager, Web Developer, and UI/UX Designer.

Do you need previous experience to apply?
There is no required technical knowledge for the internship. Our most successful candidates are curious, self-motivated individuals who are willing to think creatively and continuously improve.

Is there a cost for enrollment?
No, CBK programs are free for all participants. The Tech & Innovation Internship is a PAID position. Interns will receive $500 per week.

What Students are Saying

“This internship has been a revolutionary experience for me. It opened my eyes and mind to how challenging it can be to build a startup around an idea/problem.” - Sory, student
“We networked a lot [during the internship] with different companies and we got to talk with developers and learn how far they have come. It was an inspiration because I want to follow their footsteps and eventually be where they are right now.” - Khilola, student
"This was an incredibly valuable experience because it forced me to think critically about areas that I may not have otherwise been exposed to so early." - Tahsin, student
"I've done other CBK programs before but this has been my favorite so far.” - Sultan, student

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Our Generous Funders:

PHL Most Diverse Tech Hub
Comcast NBC Universal
Comic Relief
NBA Foundation
Capital One
Infinite Blue
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