Entrepreneurship Internship

Interested in the startup life?

The Entrepreneurship Internship may be right for you! It’s a paid summer internship program open to ALL undergraduates at MIT* and provides an immersive work experience at a startup founded by MIT delta v alumni.

You will be working side-by-side with the founding team and have an opportunity to work on meaningful projects, receive one-on-one mentoring, and determine if startup life is for you.
(* freshmen, sophomores, and juniors only; seniors graduating in June 2017 are not eligible)

Summer 2017 Program Overview

The Entrepreneurship Internship is an 8-to-10-week paid internship program designed for MIT students who want to try the experience of working at a startup full-time.

During the summer, students will:

  • gain an understanding of how an early-stage startup functions
  • be assigned to projects based on their skill set and the startup’s business strategy
  • experience true action learning by having an opportunity to immerse themselves in startup life
  • work side-by-side with the founding team and collaborate with a mentor.

The internship program is not for credit; participants will receive a weekly stipend of $750.00.

Before the end of the spring semester, participating students will attend an orientation to learn more about their entrepreneurial program, spend time with their mentor, and hear from a panel of upper classmen that will share their internship experiences and provide practical advice on how to succeed.

During the 10-week internship, students will have a check-in with a member of the Martin Trust Center to discuss startup life and initial learning. At the end of the summer, students will complete a five-page reflection paper on their experience, and share insights with other undergraduate students interested in startup life during the t=0 event in September.

See a list of participating companies this summer.


Applications open: Tues, February 21st – COMPLETED

Applications due: Wed, March 15th – COMPLETED

Offer letters sent to candidates: Mon, April 3rd – COMPLETED

Acceptance deadline for offers: Mon, April 17th – COMPLETED

Kickoff dinner: TBD (likely Tues, April 25th or Wed, April 26th) – COMPLETED

Internships begin: Most on Mon, June 5th – COMPLETED

Mid-point checkins: week of July 17th – COMPLETED

Internships end: Most on Fri, August 11th – COMPLETED

Reflection paper due: Thurs, August 31st