Undergraduate Software Engineering Internship - Summer 2023

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Remote or In-Person / Engineering Internship / Full-Time

Madrona Venture Labs is the startup studio and incubation arm of Madrona Venture Group – the leading venture capital firm in the PNW. Together, we partner with founders from day one to build venture-scale companies focused on AI-driven applications, automation, digital transformation of consumer experiences, and the future of work.

At MVL, we hustle and meaningfully guide new founders as they make the leap into startup adventures. Life here is fast-paced, challenging, and a whole lot of fun. As an intern with our team, you’ll get a seat at the table as our team scales out initial ideas and teams on the cutting-edge of technology. This will be a hands-on learning experience with many of the core activities involved with running a startup, including exposure to product sprints, ideation sessions, and business planning. 

Please check out our Manifesto to learn more about MVL. 

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, analytical, data-driven and has the ability to influence through respect and trust who can work 40 hours weekly on Pacific Standard Time either remotely or in-person. Upon acceptance, you will be paired with a specific partner on the MVL team and will report directly into them.


  • Develop scalable, fast, robust, and simple SaaS solutions in collaboration with the MVL team.
  • Work with teammates to turn customer feedback into live features.
  • Participate in regular meetings and activities with the MVL core team and our founders.
  • Contribute to competitive analysis and initial product-market research.


  • A Junior, Senior or Graduate student actively enrolled in an accredited Computer Science program (only open to students who are set to graduate in 2024 or 2025).
  • Experience in in Javascript and or Python.
  • Understanding of data structures and algorithms.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills; able to successfully engage with startup CEOs and venture capitalists.
  • Self-starter who thrives with problem-solving and embraces ambiguity.
  • Intense intellectually curiosity about emerging technologies and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Available to work 40 hours per week for at least 10 weeks during the summer.
  • Previous internship experience is strongly preferred.
  • Individuals located in Seattle are preferred; open to US-based candidates operating out of Pacific Standard Time.

If you’re interested in a Summer 2023 internship, please email opportunities@madronavl.com with the following information:

  • Your name
  • University
  • Major(s) or area(s) of interest/study
  • What you’re hoping to gain from the experience
  • Your availability over the summer
  • By when you need to make a decision

Don’t meet every single requirement listed above? That's ok. If you’re excited about this role and our mission to support founders from day one, for the long run, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification listed here, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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Madrona Venture Labs is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.