A summer intern program for the world’s most talented up and coming design and product minds. 



NEA is one of the world’s largest venture capital firms. We invest in consumer, enterprise, and healthcare technology and innovation at any stage,. We have truly novel design and product challenges across our companies and brilliant entrepreneurs working on solving them. We also believe that design and product management as disciplines are an essential ingredient in creating successful products and companies. We are committed to nurturing the next generation of designers and product people working within and building start-ups.



  • 10 week program - June to August. 

  • Placement in either a Bay Area OR New York for the summer.

  • Personalized placement into one of our portfolio companies

  • First-hand experience working at a startup with top-tier VC partners

  • Mentorship from various NEA Partners and Senior Designers from across the NEA's portfolio

  • Private events and networking

  • Guidance and education on working at startups, including aspects of company formation and building like fundraising, product development, etc.



We are looking for talented, driven, and curious students in undergraduate or graduate programs in these fields:


  • Interaction Design (UX)
  • Visual Design (UI)
  • Product Design
  • Front-end Development /Prototyping
  • Industrial Design
  • User Research

If you have experience in two or more of the above fields, we definitely want to talk to you.


  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

If you have experience in one of the above, but also design and/or business, let's make sure we chat. 


1. Build Your Portfolio

Work on challenging design and product problems alongside amazing talent at venture-backed companies.

2. Understand Start-Ups

You don’t just want to work at a world-class startup, you want to understand how the whole ecosystem works. We’ll help you gain the essential skills and knowledge to to succeed in the startup world after you graduate.

3. A Network for Life

Build relationships with talented peers and engaged mentors, creating a startup network to support you wherever you go. 



We will work to match companies with the best talent to ensure the right fit, across a number of different dimensions. 

We will have participating companies based in the Bay Area and New York for Residents. 


Examples of potential companies include: Casper, Glamsquad, Hello AlfredGreenChefPlayers’ TribuneMasterClassThirdLoveRobinhood.


Throughout the program, you will be guided by NEA's Talent Partner - Holly Rose FaithInvesting Partner - Dayna Grayson,  Investing Partner - Vanessa Larco, and Design Partner - Albert Lee.


All are heavily committed to supporting designers and product people within start-ups both as leaders and as founders.

Albert Lee

Design Partner

Holly Rose Faith

Talent Partner

Dayna Grayson


Vanessa Larco


Build amazing things.
Invest in yourself.


The admissions process is rolling, so once we’ve reviewed your application, we will reach out for an interview. It is to your advantage to apply early.

Candidates entering the second round will then interview directly with a portfolio company to explore the internship role and ensure there is a match.

For more questions please see our FAQ here.

Come join us for a remarkable summer.