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The Forge intern program finds the next generation of tech builders, trains them in high-demand skills, and places them in demanding internships at awesome startup and tech companies.
We find the best of the best so you don't have to.
7% of our 2,000 applications were accepted in 2022. Our proprietary vetting process identifies students who will excel in high-growth, fast-paced, outcome-driven environments. Through our rigorous vetting process and skills training, we develop a deep understanding of each candidate to help you find the best fit for your company.

company partners since 2016

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of Launch 2021 partners plan to hire with us again
We train our interns for 160+ hours before they show up at your door.
We built Launch to make interns actually useful. We teach our top students in-demand skills through our proven intensive training program so they're ready to contribute on day 1.
Advanced predictive analysis and visualization
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Software Engineering
Full-stack software development
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Digital Marketing
Full-stack online marketing and content creation
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User experience and interface design
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Available Junior+Senior Candidates
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If you have interest in seeing all of our available candidates, you can view them via our portal here.
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Who runs this program?
Launch is a program of Forge, a 501(c)(3) non-profit school closely partnered with the University of Virginia. We teach critical modern skills to our large, highly-engaged student community of rising tech talent. Our partnerships with top professors, centers of excellence, and student organizations enable us to find and accelerate the best of the best.
How does Forge make money?
Students pay us back for their tuition and placement after their internship. Students love this model, as it enables them to invest in their future while keeping our high-impact training and job experience accessible. Our nonprofit donors enable us to keep tuition drastically less than students' earnings and drastically lower than the cost of comparable programs.
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