The Year Up Internship Program is a partnership between Stanford University and Year Up.

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.

University IT (UIT) coordinates this partnership on behalf of the university. 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.

This program is part of Stanford IDEAL IT, which provides innovative approaches for increasing diversity, inclusion, equity, and access across Stanford IT.

Year Up Internship Program at Stanford

Recent News

Ten Year Up Interns Join Stanford to Begin a Life-Changing Journey

Please welcome this wonderful group of individuals as they soar to greater heights at Stanford. 

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IT Community Welcomes Eight New Year Up Interns

The Stanford IT Community welcomed its fifth cohort of eight interns for roles in University IT (UIT), Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE), Stanford University Libraries (SUL), and Humanities & Sciences (H&S).

Stanford’s Year Up Partnership Closes the Opportunity Gap

Since 2019, the initiative backed by Stanford’s CIO Council has inspired positive change—both for the interns and the staff members who host them.

Upcoming Events

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Potential Sponsors

Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.

  • 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.

  • Corporate partners make a financial investment in Year Up, on a per intern basis, commensurate with entry-level talent costs. These are paid internships, which cost $27,500 for the six-month internship.

“Year Up enables young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year.”

Read through a sample program overview for more information

Learn more from the Stanford WIT/Year Up Mentoring Program Resources Page

Current and Former Interns

  • John Carlos Guerra, UIT
  • Grant Peyton, UIT
  • Angel Luis Samonte, UIT
  • Guadalupe Contreras, UIT
  • Salvador (Sal) Gutierrez Barcenas, UIT
  • Edgar Vicente Ortiz, SUL
  • Jennifer Laura Dalanan, H&S IT
  • Cesar Salinas, LBRE

Please stay tuned for additional information on events for current and former interns.


“Year Up is an incredible organization with truly admirable goals. Being in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford has a responsibility to partner with folks from the community. It’s a win-win for all of us.”

“As a technology leader, it’s my job to open doors for the people who have the skills and desire to do this work. For me, supporting the Year Up partnership is perfect.”

“The interns come in hungry to learn and just soak everything up. They are always looking to develop and grow—it’s a constant evolution for them.”

“Our Year Up intern brings a lot of great skills to the table and has been a great contribution to the team already. I particularly value her fresh perspective on our work and her eagerness to learn new things."

"The workshops and meetings we had were such a great help and definitely a learning experience. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity.”

Tanniae Enriquez, Mentee

Get Involved

Sponsor an Intern

Interns from the Bay Area are trained in the following specialties:

  • Project Management
  • IT Helpdesk and Desktop Support
  • Data Analytics
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) 
  • Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Software Quality Assurance

Interested in Sponsoring an Intern? Click here to sign up.


The following are opportunities for the Stanford community to volunteer and support Year Up interns:


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