Summer Professional Experience Program

Get a head start on your career during college through distinguished internship opportunities with QuestBridge company partners.

Discover career opportunities

A career is a journey, and QuestBridge is here to help you explore future career possibilities. Eligible QuestBridge Scholars can apply to the Summer Professional Experience Program to be connected with and considered for distinguished internship opportunities at our company partners. 

Our company partners are committed to creating inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplaces where you can thrive. Throughout your summer professional experience, you’ll have the opportunity to discover different industries, build your network, and gain core skills that will make you a more qualified candidate for future internships and full-time roles.

Meet our company partners

Interested in becoming a company partner? Contact [email protected]

Why intern with a company partner?

Diverse & customized roles

Roles span a wide range of career fields, and you can find a position that matches your interests at any of our company partners.

Mentorship & community

Our company partners are committed to incorporating mentorship, community, and other supportive structures into their internships.

Transformative skill-building

Each internship is designed to accelerate your professional growth and develop transferable skills.

Competitive pay

Our company partners offer competitive pay based on role and location.

How to apply


Submit application

Include your career interests and goals, updated resume, and answers to short prompts. Your application will be shared with our company partners.


Company partners reach out

Select Scholars will be invited to apply to company-specific opportunities.



Select Scholars will be invited to interview. Interviews allow you to learn more about a company, and for the company to learn more about you!


Offers extended

Companies will reach out directly to select Scholars to extend internship offers.


From your initial application to your first day on the job, use our resources to navigate the interviewing and hiring process:


Who is eligible for this program?

Generally, QuestBridge Scholars currently enrolled at a college partner are eligible to apply. Specific eligibility requirements (graduation year, major, etc.) may vary by available opportunities. More information will be provided when the application opens.

Please note: QuestBridge is limited to facilitating paid professional experiences for those who are legally able to work in the U.S. 


What if I have other summer obligations (e.g. classes, volunteer work, travel, etc.)?

These are full-time professional experiences that generally last between 6 and 12 weeks. Most offerings will require 40 hours of work per week and may offer a hybrid (in-person and remote) work environment. If you are unable to work approximately 40 hours per week for 6 - 12 consecutive weeks, you may want to consider exploring other opportunities. 

We encourage you to discuss any known summer obligations (vacations, orientations, moves, etc.) with recruiters/Human Resource (HR) contacts as you move through the interview process at a particular company.


Where will these summer professional experiences take place?

QuestBridge’s company partners offer experiences in a variety of locations, including the potential for in-person, hybrid, and remote work. Many companies offer housing/relocation assistance to mitigate barriers associated with moving. 


How will I know if I have been selected to apply to a company? 

Companies will extend invitations to select Scholars via email to apply to specific roles.


How will I know if I have been invited to interview at a company?

Company representatives will reach out to select Scholars via email.


When will I know if I have received an offer?

Companies will extend offers before the end of December. If you do not hear from a company representative within that time frame regarding an offer, you should continue to explore other professional opportunities.


How will QuestBridge support me in this process?

We encourage you to check out some of the resources available. QuestBridge will offer information sessions to learn more about company partners and Staff are available to connect with Scholars one-on-one.