Year Up Internship Program

The Year Up Internship Program is a partnership between Stanford University and Year Up. University IT (UIT) coordinates this partnership on behalf of the university.

Year Up is an organization that works with motivated young adults from underprivileged and economically disadvantaged communities to provide technology skills-training and internship opportunities. The Stanford IT Community sponsors Year Up interns in entry level positions throughout campus, giving participants invaluable experience while the IT organizations benefit from skilled and motivated individuals. 

Goals and deliverables

The near-term goal of this program is to operationalize the program framework so it can continue to scale broadly across the IT Community at Stanford.

Key deliverables include:

  • Centralize the internal administration of the Year Up partnership, including coordinating interest and facilitating payment.

  • Continue to improve upon the community of support for interns and sponsors through events and the Year Up Slack channel.

  • Document and publish best practices for sponsoring Year Up alumni.

Program timeline

  • Internships are six months in duration.

  • Cohorts typically start the last week of January and July.

  • We start taking requests for interns in September for the January cohort, and in March for the July cohort. The call for interest/requests will be disseminated via the CIO Council, Campus IT Leaders, the UIT Newsletter, and the Year Up Slack channel.

  • These are paid internships, which cost $27,500 for the six-month internship.


If you would like to learn more about Year Up and/or are interested in hiring a Year Up intern, contact Hope Johnson, Year Up program lead, at