Q: Who should apply to be a Pozen Fellow?
The internship program is open to all undergraduate students at MIT. Anyone interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, or learning more about startups should apply.
Q: Are the internships only open to MIT undergraduates?
Yes, this program is open only to MIT undergraduates, specifically first-years, sophomores, and juniors only; seniors graduating in May are not eligible. Any student in any course may apply as long as they are not graduating.
Q: Will I get credit for the internship?
The internship program is not for credit. Participants will be on the MIT student payroll system and receive a weekly salary of $750.
Q: What is the time commitment?
Participants are required to work full-time at their internship for 10 weeks between the beginning of June and mid-August.
Q: Can I apply for multiple internships?
Yes, you can apply to multiple internship positions. During the application you will be prompted to select the positions for which you would like to be considered.
Q: Will I be working at the startup?
Full details for the summer of 2022 are being coordinated with our host companies. Depending on the nature of the role and its responsibilities, the internship may be in-person, remote, or hybrid. Each internship will detail expectations for that position.
Q: Is it okay to request to learn new responsibilities outside of the job description (i.e., business analytics during a software engineering internship)?
Yes, absolutely! You may be one of just a couple members of the startup team over the summer (depending on what stage the company is in), so most founders would be receptive of your interest in learning more skills and helping out, so long as your primary job function is under control. Working at a startup is more hands on than working at a larger company, so chances are you may have to pitch in in other areas anyway. That said, keep in mind that you are limited by the rules of the internship to working only 40 hours per week, so any and all responsibilities would need to be completed during your regular work hours.