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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. 


To apply students must complete and submit all materials indicated in the Fellowship Application form below. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are no longer available. Applications submitted early will be reviewed first.  Fellowship recipients will be announced within one week of receiving the application.
Students applying for mini-internships may submit applications on a rolling basis until July 1st, assuming funds are still available.


Stipend Employer Information Form - 2015
Fellowship Application Form - 2015
W-9 Form
W-8 Form

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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Contact The Lang Center:, 212-854-3244, 2M1-A

Summer Fellowship Program

The Summer Fellowship Program enables MBA students to contribute management expertise to growing startup organizations.

Apply by April 6th>


Spring 2015 Events

April 23-24, 2015

#Startup Columbia Festival

April 27, 2015

Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program
Annual Alumni Reception

May 5, 2015

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia
Demo Event
6:30-9:00PM, Morgan Stanley

May 20, 2015

Columbia University Commencement

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