Looking for talented interns?

Summerpreneurship brings impact-driven startups together with talented students for a summer internship (June-August). The program is taking place in Geneva, Lausanne and Zürich – head over here for the Zürich edition. Through Summerpreneurship, you will get valuable support to drive your venture. At the same time, your intern will participate in an innovative learning experience, the Summerpreneurship Academy, designed to support you in finding inspiration to tackle challenges that your startup may be facing. Furthermore, the program provides you with a lean and effective HR training about the essentials of hiring from a startup perspective. Scoping, screening, interviewing and legal aspects are just some of the topics covered.
Participation Criteria:
  • impact-driven / purpose-driven startups
  • incorporated for less than 5 years
  • operating in Switzerland

«Thanks to Summerpreneurship we found Pere, a highly motivated and skilled student, who took responsibility and helped us grow. He behaved like a real entrepreneur! Plus, the integrated educational sessions taught us a lot about successful recruitment enabling us to put it immediately into practice.»
– Tom Strobl, Wildbiene & Partner

What you get


Find THE Intern

Get access to a large pool of pre-selected talented students and find THE top-notch intern.


HR Training

Develop relevant recruiting skills to help you structure and manage this future hirings.


Visibility & Network

Gain visibility and get access to unique opportunities through the Impact Hub network.




Discover ways to innovate and find solutions for the challenges your startup is facing.



Summepreneurship Timeline Startups


You are an early stage, impact-driven start-up and looking for young talents as summer interns? You are interested in giving interns responsibility from the start, integrate them into core management processes and dedicate enough time for a close mentoring? Then go through the following 4 steps:
  1. Check if you meet the participation criteria:
    • impact-driven / purpose-driven
    • must be less than 5 years incorporated
    • operating in Switzerland
  2. Read the InfoBooklet to know more.
  3. Apply here if you are interested!
  4. If you are selected you will receive an email from us with the application form. Complete that form by latest March 5, midnight, 2017. IMPORTANT: Spots in the program are limited, so hand in your application on time!


Participation Fee: CHF 275* (incl. VAT) per startup Matching Fee: CHF 550* (incl. VAT) per successful match
  • this fee applies only if an intern is found of course
  • incl. 3 month Impact Hub full-time membership for your intern during the summer internship
  • incl. the Academy Kick-off and Wrap-up events which additionally contains support/training for the participating entrepreneurs, relevant for this hiring experience
  • incl. the Summerpreneurship Academy. The Academy complements and facilitates the students‘ experience of the startup world and gives your startup inspiration on how to tackle challenges you may be facing. One day per week students and entrepreneurs (if possible) join the so-called „HUBday“ (June – Aug) where different formats convey entrepreneurial, innovative and impact-oriented thinking
DISCOUNT: Impact Hub Geneva member ( - 100 CHF)  NOTE: It’s possible to send your interns to the Summerpreneurship Academy even if you haven’t found them through the program (if there are still open spots). Get in touch with José, if you would like to know more.


Summerpreneurship is organized by the Impact Hub Network in Switzerland, since 2013 in Zürich and since 2015 in Geneva. This year the program will take place as well in Lausanne for the first time. The program costs will be shared among our partners Loterie RomandeEmil und Rosa Richterich-Beck Stiftung, Impact Hub Geneva and the startups who will join the 2017 edition.
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In case you have questions about Summerpreneurship get in touch with José.

José Silva, Program Manager