Summer Scholar Program

Program Overview

The Scholar program is DTech's comprehensive experience for members doing technical summer internships.  It is designed to help Scholars build strong relationships with each other, reach their internship goals, learn about diverse opportunities in the tech space, and gain the benefits of mentoring, inspiration, and peer support. 

The 2024 Scholar Program will include:

  • Scholar Program Kick-Off on Saturday, April 20, 2024. This REQUIRED all-day event will be held on-campus and will provide time for personal reflection, goal-setting, meeting other Scholars, and workshops to help you prepare for the summer
  • Summer networking activities and visits to companies in areas such as NYC, Raleigh-Durham, SF/Bay Area, and Seattle 
  • 1x1 mentoring during the summer with an industry professional
  • The opportunity to live with other Scholars in housing subsidized by DTech.  
  • Scholar Circles through which small groups of Scholars meet twice a month through the summer to share experiences, provide support, and build lifelong friendships
  • Interactive workshops during the spring and summer that will provide practical information and support to help you make the most of your internship
  • Housing stipends and other support to encourage Scholars to live together during the summer.  If you are a DTech Member, more information about housing stipends is available here.

Criteria for Becoming a DTech Scholar

  • Are currently a DTech Member in good standing
  • Have a technical summer internship (in-person or remote)
  • Commit to participating fully in Scholar activities
  • Are in good academic standing at Duke and plan to return to Duke as a student during the 2024-25 academic year


The Scholar application will open in mid-January, and will include a written application plus an interview with a DTech staff member.

If you would like to apply to join DTech as a new member, please visit How to Join DTech