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We're a group of students and faculty from Stanford's Design Program who are creating a new way for you to work with us this summer. Here's the scoop:

For Companies & Organizations.

Design Summer is where you can share your most sticky, hairy, complex challenges and give students up to 12 weeks to help you make progress. Once you post a project, you'll be able to connect with and vet the student(s) who best fit the challenge. There’s no cost to you except to compensate the students for their time (hourly, stipend, etc) and the rate is up to you.

Our undergraduate and graduate students have not only been studying design in all its forms, but they’re also part of a new pilot program focused on strengthening their abilities in storytelling, self-awareness, career navigation, and community building.

It takes less than 2 minutes to post a summer project and you can post as many you'd like.

Post a Project

For Students.

Design summer is a 10-month experience with light touch-points throughout the year that help you learn core principles for navigating life and work and connect with companies and organizations for short-term projects.

We’ll build our community through shared meals, offsite retreats, and helpful exercises to prepare for transformative experiences this summer and beyond. Currently, the program is only open to junior Product Design students and first-year Design Impact graduate students.

Learn More & Join the Waitlist