Available Volunteer And Internship Positions

StartX focuses on personalized education and development not only for founders, but for its team. You will work alongside Stanford's best founders and be put in roles that will help you personally develop and work on things that you are passionate about. Come join us and get immersed in Silicon Valley culture.

Volunteer and Summer Intern

StartX's Volunteers and Interns have a variety of skills, are able to work on multiple StartX teams (listed below) and take on significant responsibility. The volunteer program is open to anyone interested ranging from freshmen to individuals with full-time jobs. Volunteers are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Summer interns are expected to work 40 hours per week during the summer (full-time internship).

StartX Teams:

  • Programs
  • Corporate Innovation / Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Admissions
  • Data Science
  • StartX Med
  • Tech & Software Engineering

Available positions include:
  • Associate, Business Development Partnerships
  • Associate, Business Development -Hardware and IOT Track
  • Associate, Business Development-Med Track
  • Associate, Programs
  • Associate, Community & Events
  • Associate, Founder Admissions
  • Associate, Marketing & Communication

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StartX-GSB Fellowships

StartX awards one year-long paid fellowship to the top GSB student in each of 5 categories. This fellowship is a great opportunity for GSB students who are looking to broaden their horizons into a different field than their current career path so far. The StartX-GSB fellowship role is a differentiated experience for top GSB students who want to have a real impact and a chance to shape their careers:

  • StartX Operations Fellowship
  • StartX Marketing Fellowship
  • StartX Product Fellowship
  • StartX Leadership Fellowship
  • StartX Med Fellowship

Only 1 fellowship will be awarded to the top applicant in each category. StartX-GSB fellowship applications are available exclusively to GSB students.

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Apply to 590+ StartX Companies

Apply for jobs at StartX Companies. Keep in mind that more than 30 companies are accepted in the community each admission cycle. The number and variety of opportunities to join StartX companies continues to grow with each session.


Available Full Time Positions on the StartX Team

Systems Design

The Systems Design position represents a great opportunity to work with Stanford’s best talent as well as industry-leading mentors and advisors to build a world-class organization. Combine your love of communities + your experience with complex systems and organizational design to empower the shared collaboration, training, and development of 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs.

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Vice President - Programs

The VP Programs position represents the opportunity to develop a world-class team of designers, project managers, and data analysts who work together to construct StartX's offerings into the world’s preeminent provider of experiential entrepreneurship education. Combine your experience leading teams with your passion for empowering the Stanford community to solve real-world problems, and create the conditions for optimal collaboration, training, and development of 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs across 650+ companies.

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Programs Manager - Experience Design and Customer Development

The StartX Experience Design & Customer Development position represents the opportunity to work with a world-class team who together construct StartX's offerings and who aim to be the world’s preeminent provider of experiential entrepreneurship education. Combine your entrepreneurial or design experience with your passion for empowering the Stanford community to solve real-world problems, and create opportunities for optimal collaboration, training, and development of 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs across 650+ companies.

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Business Development Sales Manager

The Business Development / Sales Manager position represents the opportunity to develop a world-class sponsorship portfolio and inspire global Fortune 2000 enterprises to pilot, co-develop, and license products and services from Stanford's fastest-growing well-funded market-ready startups. Combine your passion for enterprise sales with your excitement about startups and power the success of a community for 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs.

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Software Engineer

Help startups leverage Silicon Valley by utilizing each other’s networks through a crowdsourcing platform on StartX's network. Know who knows who, who knows what and the inside information on how to actually get ahead in the Valley. Help founders get access to VCs, Angels, Billionaire Entrepreneurs, and Experts of all sorts to build the next awesome companies in the valley.
Web, Mobile and Ruby on Rails appreciated but not required. You will work along with and be mentored by experts in the most fast paced, collaborative, and well connected entrepreneurial environment in the world. BS in CS or related field is required.

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Communications Manager

The Communications Manager position represents a great opportunity to work on StartX and StartX founders' discoverability, build relationships with our founder community and reporters, and channelize their experience.

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Partnerships Manager

The Partnerships Manager will be responsible for managing our relationship with our key corporate partners. The individual will work closely with both our founders and partners in identifying high value engagements to help StartX companies best leverage the vast knowledge and relationships offered by our corporate partners. He/she will be charged with organizing strategically-crafted educational and social events, sustained communication and rapport building, and evangelizing on behalf StartX companies with our corporate partners.

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Business Development

Help StartX to identify business development opportunities in the technology and investment community. Working closely with law firms, banks, VC funds, tech companies, foundations, and more, assist StartX in building strategic partnerships. Working with founders to understand their pain points and identify ways to help them use existing external strategic partnerships. Help manage relationships with strategic partners and develop programming and events to connect our founders and partners. Identify promising targets for new partners by researching the technology landscape and getting feedback from founders and other key stakeholders.


The programs team accelerates Stanford’s top founders by building a world class educational experience and a high-quality community of entrepreneurs at StartX. Understand the learning needs of the founders to maximize the value of their accelerator session and engage StartX’s education network to find people who can help meet these needs. As a member of the programs team, you’ll also schedule and plan education events to accelerate founder learning.

The programs team plans events that encourage founders to share challenges, utilize collective intelligence, and learn together. These events include socials and recreational activities for founders to get to know each other better in a non-work related environment to speaker series with serial entrepreneurs.

Mentors are critical to founder success. The programs team matches founders with experienced serial entrepreneurs who will mentor them, enabling them to grow as founders and accelerate the success of their companies. The team is also responsible for sourcing mentors to grow StartX’s network.

The programs team provides resources to support founders in PR, design, recruiting, and fundraising. Connect with founders and understand their needs in these areas. Funnel founders from educational events to customized resources, such as PR lists, requests for warm introductions to investors, and an online portal to recruit technical talent based on skills.


Streamline and improve StartX’s processes to improve organizational effectiveness. Design and conduct analyses to gain insight into current processes. Transform your analyses into implementation plans with milestones and responsibilities. Scale StartX’s processes to support its rapid growth and lay the foundation of new infrastructure to allow StartX to support even more founders.

Learn to manage people and build company culture. Match StartX’s internal resource needs to staff and ensure feedback loops within StartX close seamlessly. Organize team events and implement reward systems to reinforce the organization's operating principles and cultural values. Ensure StartX is a place where all staff are engaged members of the team. Facilitate tactical feedback sessions between staff members, including both volunteers and full-time staff. Plan orientation and training for new staff members and gather feedback to improve.

Those interested can also learn about corporate finance and accounting on the operations team. Participate in StartX’s budgeting planning and management process and implement initiatives to improve the process.


The Marketing team builds StartX’s brand, sets market positioning, and implements the marketing strategy. Organize campaigns, marketing events, and outreach initiatives. Generate StartX collateral and marketing content, including written and visual components. Design for different mediums, including web, email, and print. Lead marketing on Stanford campus for StartX at career fairs and entrepreneurial events. Run large-scale online marketing campaigns. Manage StartX’s social media and network presence, including on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, AngelList, and CrunchBase, and keep all information current. Support StartX companies’ brand and PR needs.

Tech & Software Engineering

The Tech team manages the StartX website and a network platform for the StartX community, in addition to continuously creating new tools to improve the founder experience. Create new web applications and update the existing StartX website. Organize and maintain StartX’s core data structures. Learn Ruby on Rails, Javascript, etc. and gain technical skills. Work closely with the Tech team on the entire process of designing and deploying a new application, from drafting mock-ups to gathering feedback from founders.

StartX Med

Help StartX’s incredible medical companies in digital health, medical devices, life sciences, and biotechnology work through the ups and downs of starting a healthcare company. Additionally, get the opportunity to work with StartX’s medical partners, including Johnson & Johnson and Stanford Health Care. The StartX Med team interviews our medical founders to determine their biggest obstacles and develop resources to help them. Vet and source high quality medical investors and mentors into the community. Assist all medical founders through the program, including everything from customizing community events for StartX Med to developing resources for the StartX-QB3 Labs.