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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 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

To apply students must complete and submit all materials indicated in the Fellowship Application form below. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis (deadline date TBD) or until funds are no longer available. Applications submitted early will be reviewed first. Students applying for mini-internships may submit applications on a rolling basis until July 1st, assuming funds are still available.

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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Download

Fellowship Application Form
W-9 Form
W-8 Form

Questions

Contact Sandra Merrill in the Lang Center: skm2147@columbia.edu, 212-854-4225, 2M1-B.

Fall 2014 Events

October 27-29, 2014

#CBSstartups Week

October 27, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Program Kick-Off Event
6:30-8:30PM, Hepburn Lounge, Uris Hall

October 28, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
12:30-2:00PM, Sindeband 414, Engineering School

October 28, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
6:00-7:15PM, HSC LL107, CU Medical Center

October 29, 2014

Annual Fall Venture Fair
6:30-9:00PM, AppNexus

November 6, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Workshop - Laurence Blumberg '94
12:30-2:00PM, Warren Hall 310

November 11, 2014

"Pitch to an Entrepreneur in Residence" Session
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 140

November 13, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Wim Sweldens
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

November 16, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Application Due
 

November 18, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Asha Saxena
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

December 2, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Jim Moore '95
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

December 2, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Admissions Event
6:00-9:00PM, Columbia Startup Lab-Wework

December 5, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Admissions Event
9:00-5:00PM, Uris Hall 208, 329, 331, 332, 333

 

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