Innovation Internship Program

Central Ohio is home to a thriving startup community – ranked as the nation’s leader in the density of high-growth startups – as well as an active student population with more than 50 colleges and universities, and more than 130,000 graduate and undergraduate students.

Rev1’s innovation internship program brings students and startups together to create exciting opportunities for both.

The Innovation Internship Program:

  • Connects diverse student talent with startups in Central Ohio.
  • Provides an enriching experience for interns and developing connections that could lead to future career opportunities.
  • Fosters entrepreneurship as a career path.

Program for Students

The Rev1 Ventures Innovation Internship Program is seeking entrepreneurial students who are looking for paid opportunities with Central Ohio’s most promising startups.

View Open Internship Positions

Benefits for students:

  • Internship opportunity at a high-growth, innovative startup
  • On-campus engagement with Rev1 leadership (learn about entrepreneurship as a career path, who Rev1 is, and what’s going on in the startup community)
  • On-site engagement at Rev1 Labs, learning from entrepreneur speakers and direct startup networking
  • Access to Rev1 programs and resources for student entrepreneurs


Key Dates for the 2021 Summer Cohort

March 19 | Applications Due

Please submit all job applications by March 19. Open positions can be found here.

Week of May 17 | Internship Program Kickoff 

The program kicks off for interns the week of May 17 with a 1-hour virtual onboarding session. Details will be sent to students separately.

May, June, July, and August | Training and Networking Events

Interns will be offered unique training and networking opportunities to further their professional development, augment their work within their startup, and connect with their fellow intern cohort.

August 6 | Internship Program Wrap-up

Conclusion and celebration of the Summer internship program.

Special Thanks to Our University Partners: 



Q: Am I eligible to participate in this program?

A: The program is open to a wide student base, including those registered at or recent graduates from a technical or community college; incoming freshmen up to graduating seniors at four-year institutions; and masters or doctoral candidates in high-tech graduate studies. Students need to have an Ohio connection – meaning they attend a school based in Ohio, are an Ohio resident, or are willing to relocate to Ohio for the internship opportunity, if in-person is required.

Q: How do I apply?

A: Please visit our internship jobs board to view the open opportunities. You can apply to the positions of interest directly through the postings.

Q: Are these internships paid?

A: Yes, all opportunities through this program are paid. The exact wage amount is at the discretion of the hiring startup.






Q: Is this program only available during the summer?

A: No, this program is accessible year-round. Many startups look for part-time interns during the academic year and those opportunities will be posted to our jobs board, as they are available. Because there is less demand, there will not be a program cohort during the academic year internships. However, students will still have access to 1:1 mentoring and Rev1 resources, if desired. Please contact Alison Lopriore, Director of Entrepreneur Programs at Rev1 Ventures, if you have questions.

Q: By participating in this program, will I be an intern for Rev1 Ventures?

A: No. Rev1 Ventures is sponsoring this program on behalf of the startups we work with. While you will have access to Rev1 team members and resources, your direct work and internship experience will be with the startup that hired you.

Q: I have more questions, who should I contact?

A: Please contact Alison Lopriore, Director of Entrepreneur Programs at Rev1 Ventures, with any further questions related to this program.