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Join a Team


Join a team is an opportunity for current undergrad SDSU students to gain paid experience supporting a team in the ZIP Launchpad through the Aztec Cooperative Fund (ACF).  Please see more about Aztec Cooperative Fund.  One of the major benefits offered by the ACF is the real-life opportunity of putting the skills you learned in the classroom to practice with paid experience. 

How it works

For interested students: Sign up here: 

Join a Team Sign Up Form 

For active ZIP Launchpad teams: Please reach out to your ZIP Advisor for the current Join a Team student list

For SDSU Undergrad Students Internested in a PAID Internship:

ZIP Launchpad teams consistently review the responses to the Join a Team form as they evaluate adding new team members.  Once a ZIP Launchpad team identifies a need and a student that can meet the need, then the team must apply for the ACF fund and be approved by ZIP Launchpad Executive Director. 

From a team in ZIP Launchpad identifying a potential intern to the intern completing the SDSU HR process, the cycle time can be 1-2 months. An intern is not eligible for employment until the SDSU HR onboarding process is completed.


  • Student interns seeking opportunities in Spring, based on processing times, will likely complete most of their 70 paid hours  over Summer 2020.
  • Based on SDSU campus status (see sdsu.home for latest on SDSU community COVID-19 updates), if students are unable to come to campus THEN their internship will be provided virtually assuming student interns meets the SDSU campus requirements for teleworking/remote working.
  • Conditions are subject to change based SDSU campus status

There is no commitment of employment or financial obligation to the student until SDSU HR has processed the request and officially approved eligibility to work. The employer will be the ZIP Launchpad Executive Director for 70 hours @ $13.50 hour, not to exceed 20 hours per week through the end of the semester in which the student is hired.  The student will be assigned to the team and the team is responsible for communicating to the student their responsiblites. Upon completion of the 70 hours, the team and the student assistant are under no obligation to continue to work together nor is there any further obligation of compensation, equity, or employment.  

Questions? Contact [email protected] 

In the event the student and/or team has questions regarding adding a team member or removing a team member, IP ownership, ownership/equity or other legal inquiry, they are recommended to seek legal guidance. The ZIP Launchpad offers probono legal guidance through office hours and legal workshops. 


For teams seeking to find the right student intern for their team and student's seeking a paid internship, STRIKE A STARTUP is the event for you. We will provide a forum for students and teams to meet in a "speed dating" like format. 

Strike A Startup Dates:

Spring 2020: April 14th, 5PM - 7PM via Zoom

Who Can Attend:

In Fall and Spring, we hold speed-dating style event aimed at helping SDSU undergrad students match with active startups in the ZIP Launchpad. Click HERE to sign up