FUTUREFORCE TECH LAUNCHPAD
Accelerate your future, redefine your summer.
This summer, Futureforce Tech Launchpad, a Salesforce pre-internship program powered by CodePath, is back for the second year in a row. Get ready for a hands-on, immersive experience combining full-stack web development and 1:1 mentorship to make students internship-ready. This unique program is located in San Francisco at Salesforce headquarters and provides first-hand exposure of what it’s like to work at the world’s #1 CRM.
June 5, 2023 - August 11, 2023
January 20, 2023
415 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94105
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT, Monday-Friday
Futureforce Tech Launchpad
Futureforce Tech Launchpad has been designed to provide underrepresented students in computer science access to hands-on technical training, capstone projects, and mentorship earlier in their career journeys.
The cutting-edge curriculum and 1:1 mentorship compliments college Computer Science programs and bridges the gap between academic understanding and practical professional experience.
Taking place at Salesforce's San Francisco tower, scholars are expected to participate daily, Monday-Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm PT. Current sophomores across the U.S. are welcome to apply. Travel and relocation expenses for the duration of the program will be covered.
Founded in 1999, Salesforce pioneered the revolutionary idea of replacing traditional desktop CRM software with CRM in the cloud, making it accessible anytime from anywhere. Today our innovative cloud platform is the world’s #1 CRM solution — uniting marketing, sales, commerce, service, and IT teams with the Customer 360 — one integrated platform that powers our entire suite of connected apps.
Our core values — Trust, Customer Success, Innovation, Equality, and Sustainability — guide everything we do as a company and as people. We strive to bring out the best in one another, deliver success to our customers, and inspire the entire industry through our actions.
Behind the name, Futureforce Tech Launchpad, is Futureforce, Salesforce University Recruiting. Futureforce is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of talent. Our interns and new grads work across the globe on real projects that affect how our business runs, building a network and skillset to propel their career.
You Should Apply If...
You are 18 years or older.
You are pursuing computer science, computer engineering, information security, data science, or similar majors.
You are a rising Junior (class of 2025).
You’re looking for a paid learning experience to build your career.
You are interested in spending your Summer in San Francisco, CA.
What You Will Learn
Cutting-edge technologies and skills including:
- Introductions to platforms and frameworks that may include AWS, D3.js, MongoDB, GraphQL, and Kafka
Soft skills and collaboration supported by:
- A professional mentor from Salesforce
- CodePath instructors and teaching assistants
- Your peers in the program
Tech Excellence for All
At CodePath, we believe access to relevant, hands-on technical training, career guidance, mentors, and community—created by engineers, for engineers—can help give tomorrow’s tech leaders the edge they need to have successful, life-changing careers. We strive to increase diversity in tech by making meaningful careers in software engineering accessible to all, and by transforming college Computer Science education to make students career-ready.
Must be 18 years of older by May 31, 2023
Students who will graduate with a bachelor's degree in 2025
Students who are pursuing a course of study in computer science or closely related field (i.e. Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, etc.)
Must have completed a CS 1-type class, i.e. Intro to Programming and have familiarity with core programming concepts, such as functions, conditionals, loops, variables, primitive data types, and arrays
We are also looking for students who exhibit professionalism:
On-time completion of application
Clear written communication
Unique/inclusive approach to problem-solving
Those who identify as Black, Hispanic, Native American, students with disability, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
There are two stages in the application process. All applicants are reviewed and determined eligibility for the next stage. Those who successfully pass to the second and final stage must complete two tasks.
Stage 1: Application
Fill out a 15-min application about your background in computer science, your interest in a career in tech, and general information about you as a person.
Students will also be asked to submit a short answer response.
To complete the application, students must have a free GitHub account.
Stage 2: Technical Task + Interview Task
Complete a personal website project using basic HTML and CSS. This should take about 3-5 hours.
Complete a series of interview prompts and submit a 10-minute recording of your responses. This should take about 1-2 hours.
If you run into technical trouble, email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a pre-internship?
A pre-internship is part Web Development bootcamp/part technical internship, and functions as an onramp for college juniors to prepare for senior internship roles. Pre-interns are taught a rigorous Web Development curriculum within a 9 to 5 workplace setting, and walk away with a functioning app that applies their knowledge of full stack web tools. Futureforce Tech Launchpad provides pre-interns with the technical skillset and workplace experience to successfully apply and succeed as senior college interns.
What is the Futureforce Tech Launchpad program?
Futureforce Tech Launchpad is a full-time paid summer pre-internship launched by Salesforce and CodePath for rising college juniors. This is a 10-week immersive program that offers students a deep understanding of web development, relevant technical work experience, and an opportunity to connect with technology leaders.
Students will be hired by Salesforce as pre-interns and expected to work 9 am - 5 pm PT from June 5 to August 18, 2023. Students will participate in team meetings such as daily stand-ups, workshops and receive mentorship from software engineering professionals at Salesforce.
This program will take place in person at Salesforce's San Francisco office.
How do I apply to Futureforce Tech Launchpad?
First, you will need to fill out an application sharing your background in computer science, your interest in a career in tech, and general information about you as a person. You will also need to submit a short answer response. Those who successfully pass the application to the final stage must complete two tasks: a personal website project using basic HTML and CSS and a 10-minute recording of your responses to a series of questions.
Who can apply for Futureforce Tech Launchpad?
We are looking for students who will complete their sophomore year in Spring 2023 and are enrolled in a computer-related course of study at a US college or university. Students should also have completed an introductory course in computer science and have familiarity with functions, conditionals, loops, variables, primitive data types, and arrays.
Why should I apply to this program?
The collaboration between Salesforce and CodePath brings students high-quality learning, work experience, and mentorship that will help them shape their education and plan for a career in the tech industry. Students who successfully complete this program may be offered another internship opportunity during the summer of their junior year.
CodePath is a non-profit with years of experience training software engineers at some of the top companies in the tech industry, including Airbnb, Meta, Netflix, and others.
What are the pre-internship dates?
The program runs from June 5 - August 11, 2023.
How can I get more information about this program?
Please email email@example.com with any questions.