jóvenes con futuro

Work in a startup in Silicon Valley or New York

Develop your talent through our placement program with paid internships.

Applications for Jóvenes con Futuro will open next March 15th 2017.

Looking forward to seeing great talent on this new edition!

Applications now open from March 15th to April 30th, 2017!

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What is Jóvenes con Futuro?

Jóvenes con Futuro gives recently graduate Spanish Software Engineers the chance to develop their technical and entrepreneurial  skills by leading the experience of working in a startup for at least six months in Silicon Valley or New York.

The program was created by Bernardo Hernandez, an important Spanish entrepreneur, in 2011 to give professional opportunities to Spanish talented developers in the U.S. Jóvenes con Futuro is sponsored by Fundación Rafael del Pino and Fundación Banco Sabadell,  and administered by StepOne.

Selecting Talent

We are looking for the best technical people in Spain through our selection process to join Jóvenes con Futuro

Startup Experience

Paid internships. Work at a startup in the San Francisco Bay Area or New York City for a minimum of six months


The program manages legal contracts, visa processing and health insurance for participants


Be part of the community of Jóvenes con Futuro, live in the worldwide heart of the technology and grow your professional network

How the selection process works


March – April 2017

Application + Coding test

Proceed with the application, where you will be asked to answer a few questions about your background, experience, projects… You will need to upload your resume and a 1-minute video introducing yourself. Be creative!

You will also receive a link to complete a coding exercise online.


May – June 2017

Personal + Technical interviews

If your coding exercise is successful, the StepOne team will interview you to address and assess your motivations, interests and expectations. If you meet the profile requirements, you will have a technical interview with one of our previous participants of JcF.


July – August 2017

Interview with host company

If the technical interview is successful, your resume will be shared and matched with startups based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City looking for skills like yours. In case of finding a match, the startup will interview you to see if you are a good fit.


September 2017

Visa + Paperwork

Once the interview with the company is successful and they extend you a job offer (and you accept it), StepOne will initiate your J-1 visa and health insurance processing. After you get it approved, you are ready to come to the U.S.!

Internships are planned to start in October 2017.

Requirements you should meet:


Student in their final year or recently graduated in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or other related area that includes software development.


Excellent programming discipline: object oriented principles, design patterns, unit testing…


Broad knowledge in any of the following: Java, JavaScript, PHP, C/C++, Python, React, Ruby, Android, iOS, or other technologies/frameworks.


Fluent in written and spoken English.


Under 30 years old and Spanish nationality.

Extra points we value: 


Experience with web and/or mobile platform development.


Entrepreneurial activity or “side projects” outside of the classroom.


Positive work attitude, customer-centric mentality, self-motivator, quick learner, and a team player.


Interest in emerging technologies and entrepreneurship.


Tangible interest in the Silicon Valley and New York City startup and tech ecosystem.

For more details, please check the FAQs and read the Terms and Conditions of the program.


For participants:

Live a startup experience and enrich your entrepreneurial skills.

Develop your career in the most innovative ecosystems in the world and be part of the dynamic, fast and changing atmosphere.

Power up your technical abilities from hands-on experience.


Get immersed into an international environment and learn from the American working culture. Extend your professional network and meet relevant experts worldwide.


Financial support for soft-landing.

For host companies:

Get the brightest technical minds from Spain and take advantage of this fresh talent.


Find proficient developers who can make a direct impact on your company’s growth and success.


Easy hiring process, the program facilitates the full process. StepOne manages and deals with visas for participants.


Create a multicultural business environment and get new ways of thinking from other parts of the world.


Get full commitment from the interns, our candidates come to the US specifically for this experience and they are fully focused on their internships.

“Jóvenes con Futuro has been an amazing experience. The people you meet are amazing. Just in case there is someone still on the fence: this is a life-changing experience and it’s definitely worth it.” 
Saúl Díez Guerra, 1st Edition Jóvenes con Futuro USA

CTO, Thinkful

“Jóvenes con Futuro is a great opportunity for any young and talented engineer. It will allow you to grow both professionally and personally and work on some of the most competitive markets. I would say is one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

Luis E. Fabian, 2nd Edition Jóvenes con Futuro USA

Software Engineer , Google

Would you like to be part of this experience?


Applications to participate in Jóvenes con Futuro 2017 are now closed. 

Contact us below or send us an email to jovenes@stepone.com if you have any question and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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