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Summer Fellowship Program

About The Program

The Summer Fellowship Program at Columbia Business School encourages and enables MBA students to contribute management expertise to growing startup organizations.

Program Criteria

The Summer Fellowship Program supports internships that have a high probability of success for the employer and the student.  Employers are expected to invest time and resources into structuring and managing the activities of the summer fellow.

Summer fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • The Internship description should be well-scoped, have clearly-defined expectations and deliverables, and identify the supervisor who the student will be reporting to;
  • Deliverables should be challenging yet realistic and have a meaningful impact on the host organization;
  • Student has mid- and end-of-summer reviews with the supervisor; and
  • The employing organization provides a sufficient commitment by funding the internship to the maximum of its ability. (Employers are asked to contribute a minimum of $600 per week. Exceptions and salary expectations are described in link form below.)

At the end of the summer, each employer will be asked to provide feedback about the Entrepreneurship Summer Fellowship Program and the student’s impact on the organization via a short online survey. 

Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2015. Please check back next spring to participate in summer 2016.

Advice from 2014 Summer Fellows

Diana Richter ’15
“Take advantage of the breath of responsibilities – large or small – you will be given during the course of your summer internship as those smaller tasks may be where you learn the most.”
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Amy Kwan ’15  
“What I love most about working at a startup is that everyone has the opportunity to contribute. Be bold, make suggestions, take initiative, and go for it.”
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Sabina Ahuja ’15   
“Use the Summer Fellowship as a learning opportunity – take ownership of all your responsibilities, don’t shy away from any tasks, and ask questions!”
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Questions

Contact The Lang Center: entprog@columbia.edu, 212-854-3244, 2M1-A

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Fall 2015 Events

September 29, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM 
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 1, 2015
12:30 2:00 PM 
Lang Center Information Session

October 6, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM 
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 7, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Startup Networking Night

October 8, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM 
Lean LaunchPad Program Information Session

October 26, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM 
Entrepreneurs in Residence Program Kick-Off Event 

October 27, 2015
6:30 - 9:00 PM 
Annual Fall Venture Fair 

October 28, 2015
6:00 - 7:15 PM
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 29, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

November 11, 2015
Entrepreneurial Alumni Networking Event 

December 2, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 PM
IE@Columbia Program Admissions Event 

December 4, 2015
9:30 - 3:30 PM
The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Admissions Event