MBA Venture Fellows Participating Firms
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
Georgetown MBA Venture Fellows II – 2016
Georgetown MBA Venture Fellows III- 2017
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|