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MBA Venture Fellows Participating Firms


Program Description

The Georgetown MBA Venture Fellows Program is designed as a unique one-year apprenticeship in a venture capital or private equity firm. Students gain valuable hands-on experience in VC/PE, while firms benefit from high-quality work and the continuity of having an “intern” for longer than a few weeks.

The MBA Venture Fellows are selected in January/February and during the spring semester work approximately 10 hours per week for a venture firm doing tasks such as due diligence, deal sourcing, and assisting portfolio companies. During the summer, the Fellow works full-time as a summer intern in the firm, and may be paid a market-rate wage, which varies by firm. When the fall semester starts, the Fellow goes back to part-time work for approximately 10 hours per week. The apprenticeship ends in December, although the Fellow may continue to work for the firm after that time if both parties so desire.   Fellows are eligible to receive academic credit during the spring and fall semesters by completing an independent tutorial project with a faculty sponsor.

The MBA Venture Fellows program is run by the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative in conjunction with the McDonough School of Business MBA Program, the MBA Career Center, along with generous assistance from a faculty group led by Professors Sezer Ulku, Sandeep Dahiya, and Jeff Reid.


Georgetown MBA Venture Fellows I – 2015

    Phillip Jung                                 Benjamin Ebenezer –                    Michael Kelly                                 Marcos Martinez –                       Andrew Wolcott –

philip jung            ebenezer              michael kelly               marcos            wolcott


Georgetown MBA Venture Fellows II – 2016

Christopher Ahern, Spencer Lacey, Annie Laughlin, Medi Monam

   Christopher Ahern –                                 Spencer Lacey –                    Annie Laughlin                                 Medi Monam



Georgetown MBA Venture Fellows III- 2017

Jaclyn Bakalarski, J.D. Englehart, Matthew Gittleman, Nika Ip

Jaclyn Bakalarski –                                 J.D. Englehart –                    Matthew Gittleman                                 Nika Ip



General Calendar of Application, Selection, Fellowship

Jobs are posted by January and Fellows are selected by February, with the students starting their apprenticeship in early February running through December. Below is a rough program timeline:

Dec VC/PE firms post internships
Jan Students submit resumes and cover letters
Mid-Jan Venture Fellows Selection Event (speed dating interviews + reception)
Late- Jan Further interviews, office visits (if necessary)  
Early-Feb Deadline for firms to make offers; selection process concludes
Feb –  May Students work ~10 hours a week during the spring semester
June – Aug Fellows work full-time during the summer
Sept –  Dec Fellows continue working ~10 hours a week