The hackNY Fellows Program

The hackNY Fellows Program, now entering its seventh year is looking for quantitatively and computationally talented student-hackers interested in advancing their skills while meeting and collaborating with peers and leaders in the NYC startup community. The summer Fellows program pairs quantitative and computational students with startups which can demonstrate a strong mentoring environment. You’ll live in the heart of NYC with a cohort of some of the most talented and creative student technologists from all over the world. Startups pay $3,500 per Fellow to hackNY for the summer.

hackNY aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community.
Co-organized by faculty from NYU and Columbia, hackNY has since February 2010 organized the hackNY Fellows program and hackNY student hackathons during the school year in order to create and empower a community of student-technologists.


  • hackNY Fellows must be current, full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree at the time of application. They encourage applications from institutions across the country.
  • International students are also encouraged if they are already enrolled at a US university at the time of application.
  • As long as you are a full-time student enrolled in a degree program at the time the application is submitted, you are eligible to apply to be a hackNY Fellow.
  • Applications are accepted from all areas of expertise including design and product management but are currently primarily focused on engineering.

How to Apply:

Students can register themselves through the given link, to be applying for the fellowship program.

Financial Aid and Award:

Startups provide the following for their Fellow:

  • Startups pay $3,500 per Fellow to hackNY for the summer. This covers the Fellows’ housing and dinner and events at least twice per week.
  • Person: A technical mentor, such as a CTO or team lead, to guide their Fellow and answer their technical and career-related questions.
  • Place: A desk for their Fellow to work at in person, whether it’s in a dedicated office or with your team in a coworking space.
  • Project: A meaningful technical project or series of projects. All hackNY Fellows ship code that becomes part of their host startup’s product.
  • Paycheck: Host startups pay at least $800/week for 10 weeks to each Fellow.

Application Deadline:

Deadlines to be a member of the Class of 2016 hackNY Fellows are October 15, November 15, and December 15. Your chances are best the earlier you apply.

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Contact Information:

You can contact at if you need more information or have any questions.

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