Forge
Launch Internship Program
Summer 2022
This summer, Launch closed the gap between college courses and the skills needed to succeed in the professional world for 120 students. Through an intensive application and training process, we vetted a cohort of the next generation of tech builders from 12 top universities and provided 160+ hours of technical training before placing them at an impactful internship with one of our 63 company partners. During Launch 2022, students learned:

  • In-depth technical skills in software engineering, data science, UX design, and digital marketing
  • How to solve real-world challenges as part of a team
  • Necessary communication and professional skills to be an effective employee
  • Prioritization techniques for working in a startup environment
  • How to present technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • and more!
1,500+

applications for the summer 2022 program
120

interns placed at high impact internships
12

top universities represented in the 2022 cohort
63

company partners
Our 2022 Company Partners
We don't partner with just anyone - every Launch company partner provides real, meaningful projects for interns to work on. This year's 63 company partners spanned the nation and are innovative, impact-driven, and tackling some of today's most important problems.
Our interns were outstanding, delivering real value to the business and interacting with senior stakeholders, displaying maturity and skill beyond a typical college student or junior employee.
Thompson Eberline
Managing Director, S&P Global
I love the Launch program - the training the interns receive is really helpful. Our Launch intern was incredibly efficient, smart, fun, and creative and I could not believe the speed with which she knocked things out!
Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen
Director of Marketing, Silverchair
We had an excellent experience with our intern. She was better then many entry level employees I've had.
Rachel Davis
Director of Product, Pearl Certification
Forge is an incredible institution and like nothing else at any university we work with.
Brendan Collins
College Recruiter, Google
Bring the Launch magic to your company
Interested in being a partner company for Launch 2023? Let us know!
2022 Launch Tracks
1) Data Science
Advanced predictive analysis, ML, and visualizations

2) Software Engineering
Full-stack software development

3) User Experience Design
User experience design for web and mobile

4) Digital Marketing
Full-stack online marketing
Hear From Students
It was one of the best internship decisions I have made and it has helped me fast track my career after college. It was a lot of work and can be stressful at times but it paid itself off and then some.
Liam McColley
Software Engineering Track
Launch did an amazing job at preparing me for my internship! The potential companies you get to work with are also super cool and there is a constant sense of support throughout your internship.
Melissa Su
UX Design Track
Launch was the perfect opportunity for me to learn key technical skills and important soft skills all while having a great time with new friends. While I was learning a lot, I never felt as though I was doing work due to the engaging program schedule.
Jayanth Peetla
Data Science Track
Forge is a great program that gives you all the tools to succeed. I loved how it was student-led, giving a unique perspective to learning. In addition to learning valuable skills, you can see how former interns navigated their experience and connect with other students. It's overall a great experience, and it was awesome to know forge was in my corner if anything went wrong.
Tori Custer
Digital Media Track
Launch is a no-brainer. It eliminates the college stress of figuring out what you're going to do and how you're going to do it. You get to join an amazing culture of innovators and get in on the industries of the future.
Edward Coombs
Digital Marketing Track
I loved Launch as it allowed me to explore a field I never thought I would succeed in!
Sarrah Abdulali
Data Science Track
Become part of the Launch 2023 cohort
Overall, my favorite part of Launch has been getting to be a part of Forge and meeting so many cool, hard-working people. I love all of the Forge instructors, full-timers, and TAs. There's just this engaging and enthusiastic atmosphere at Forge that I really fell in love with throughout the course of this program. Every interaction I've had, every project I've been assigned has felt genuinely meaningful and fulfilling, both in my personal and professional life. Thank you all for such a great experience! I couldn't have found a better way to spend my summer as a rising 3rd year, especially after a year of remote-learning weirdness!
Ashley Park, Launch Program Graduate