Summerpreneurship 4 Students

Experience the Startup World!


Summerpreneurship brings talented students together with impact-driven startups and innovative companies for a summer internship. The program is taking place in Zurich.

Students will get a unique experience of the innovation world through this program by interning in a startup or innovation sector of a bigger company. An inspiring education journey for students, the Summerpreneurship Academy, complements and facilitates the internship over summer. The Academy includes different kind of formats conveying entrepreneurial, innovative and impact-oriented thinking – exactly what you need to be prepared for the future.

Join our Info-Event on March 28, 5-6pm @University of Zurich to learn more about the program and clarify your questions. Find more information here.



10. April 2018

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«The Summerpreneurship program gave me the opportunity to join an entrepreneur with an inspiring vision. It was not only a great learning experience, but also lead me to be co-founder and CTO of ElectricFeel today»

-  Pratik Mukerji, former Summerpreneur at ElectricFeel



Work Experience

Gain valuable experience for your career and take on real responsibility from the first day.

HR Training

Startup World

You will work with and as an entre/intrapreneur - so you deep dive into the sector of entrepreneurship! Learn the excitements of being an entrepreneur.

Personal Growth

Summer Academy

Through our innovative learning program complementing the internship, you experience a development of your skills over summer.


You will experience the entrepreneurial 'work hard - play hard' attitude. Next to all the work, Impact Hub members enjoy having a beer or going for a swim in the Limmat.



Access our networks, build important future connections for a job and open yourself for unexpected opportunities.


Mar 12 - Apr 8
Application open for students to join the program
Apr 11 - Apr 30
Matching between selected startups and students
Jun 12 - Sep 11
Internship taking place in combination with the Academy for students


The Summerpreneurship Academy, a unique, top-notch entrepreneurial learning program takes place over from mid-June until mid-September (14 weeks) at Impact Hub Zürich. It complements the internship to broaden and facilitate your experience in the startup world and takes up 10% of your internship time (approx. 4 hours per week, normally Tuesdays from 3-7pm). The Academy conveys an entrepreneurial, innovative, agile, collaborative and resilient mindset which is needed more and more in the business world.

Additionally, within the Academy you get insights about what innovation combined with entrepreneurship means in different settings: in a young enterprise, in larger corporations and in Academia – but as well in different fields as design, technology, social & ecological. Sship_2017_IconsFours_20170224

Always on Tuesdays the Academy sessions are taking place at the Impact Hub Zürich, which include active-learning classes and co-working. The Academy contains different formats, such as workshops, peer-to-peer sessions, challenges, a learning diary and more. The Summepreneurship Academy starts with a Kick-off on June 12 and ends with a Wrap-up event on September 11. Have a look at the short overview over the Academy content.


You are a student, interested in experiencing the startup world? Go through the following steps:

Step 1: Check if you meet the participation criteria:

  • IMPORTANT: You are enrolled as student in Swiss university (of applied science) or possess a valid work permit for summer
  • Your are ideally between 20 and 30 years old.
  • You are dynamic, motivated to learn and willing to challenge the status quo in a impact-driven startup environment
  • The level and field of studies is open; it depends on the position that is offered
  • You are available for 8-14 weeks for the internship between June – September this summer 2018
  • Your primary motivation for the internship is non-financial (exact financial remuneration depends on the specific startup)

Step 2: Read carefully through the InfoBooklet especially for students. In case if you get approved to the program, please save the date of the Meet & Match event on April 16, 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

Step 3: Check out the open internships, find your favorite companies and apply till latest April 8, midnight. Be aware that only by end of March ALL jobs are available due to the startup application deadline of March 25.



  • In case you do not fulfill the criteria your participation in the program can be rejected.
  • The amount of applications is limited. The same goes for the participation at the Meet & Match event, when selected. Please be aware that the ‘first come, first served’ rule is applied and that students from academia partner have preferential access. So hurry up, the sooner you apply the higher your chances.
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If you have legal questions about your job application for Summerpreneurship, eg. if you need to apply for a work permit, you can get in touch with Adrian Bieri from Bratschi AG: Important: Leave your mobile number for Adrian to get back to you.

Please read first through the application requirements and the InfoBooklet, many answers are already in there.

Adrian Bieri

Adrian is a passionate lawyer, admitted to the bar since 2012, with broad experience in commercial law in general and with a strong focus on...


After the application deadline for startups (March 25) you can see all open job offerings online. Until then we want to give you an idea on who usually participates in Summerpreneurship.
To see this years job offerings please check out open internships, be aware that not all open jobs will be online before the beginning of April: Choose your favorite companies and apply till latest April 8.


Summerpreneurship has been created and organized by Impact Hub Zürich since 2013; 2018 will be the 6th edition. This year, we are partnering with the University of Zurich, FHNWUBS and Swisscom. Thanks to them we are able to conduct Summerpreneurship in 2018.

Impact Hub Zürich

We provide a space where entrepreneurs and all kinds of innovators come together to prototype new models for a world that works for all. We offer...


UBS is Switzerland’s largest and strongest universal bank. And Switzerland is the only country where we’re active in retail banking, corporate...

University of Zurich

The University of Zurich (UZH) is one of the leading research universities in Europe with the widest range of study courses in Switzerland. Pure...


FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern is one of Switzerland’s leading universities of applied sciences and arts, actively...

Pirates Hub by Swisscom

The Pirates Hub is supporting and enabling open innovation within Swisscom and building an ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship. It acts...

Friends of Summerpreneurship

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well-known...


Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is a vibrant centre for teaching, research, and production excellence. While firmly anchored in Greater...

ETH Entrepreneur Club

The Entrepreneur Club is a student initiative aiming to bring entrepreneurial-minded people together and to foster entrepreneurship among...

Bratschi AG

Bratschi Ltd. is a full-service law firm with branch offices in Basel, Berne, Lausanne, St. Gallen, Zug and Zurich offering its clients a wide...


In case you have questions about participating in the Summerpreneurship program, get in touch with Annina or Isabel – you have the choice;-).

Annina Menzi

Annina is the co-founder of Futurepreneurship, an Impact Hub Zurich spin-off. Since 2013, she is part of the Impact Hub family and was in charge...

Isabel Käshammer

Isabel co-founded Futurepreneurship, a program supporting young career starters to engage in more entrepreneurial career paths. Futurepreneurship...

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