Entrepreneurship Internship

MIT Undergrads Experiencing Startup Life

Entrepreneurship Internship2021-04-06T14:21:40+00:00

The Entrepreneurship Internship is a 10-week paid summer internship program connecting MIT undergraduate students with startups founded by MIT delta v alumni. Students that are selected by the companies for the program as interns are officially known as “Pozen Fellows.”

For summer 2021, we have 6 job opportunities available for MIT undergrads. The application deadline for this summer has passed. Applications were due by Sunday, March 28.

The Entrepreneurship Internship program is made possible through a generous donation by Bob Pozen. We thank him for his support of the Trust Center, but, more importantly, the support of MIT students and startups.

NEWS: “Trust Center announces Endowment of Internship by Bob Pozen”

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. (* first-years, sophomores, and juniors only; seniors graduating in June are not eligible)

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.

Here are the 6 job opportunities available for MIT undergrads for summer 2021.

Pozen Fellowship Overview

The Entrepreneurship Internship is a 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; selected students become Pozen Fellows and will be considered to be on the MIT student payroll system, receiving a weekly salary of $750. (Taxes will be taken out of your paychecks automatically.)

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 as Pozen Fellows.

As a student in the E&I Track, you will:

  • meet and work with a cohort of like-minded peers
  • gain exposure to key MIT faculty, staff, and other entrepreneurship resources
  • tap into a global entrepreneurship network

Additionally:

  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and requires a written statement of application during the summer prior to your entry to MIT Sloan.
  • Admission is tentative until you have completed a brief online E&I survey of your background and interests.
  • A Wait List is maintained for those who exceed the maximum number permitted by classroom constraints. Many students are admitted to the E&I Track from the Wait List prior to the cutoff deadline in mid-September.

Why you should apply:

Timeline

  • Applications Open: Thursday March 4th

  • Applications Close: Sunday March 28th at 8:00pm Eastern

  • Company Interviews & Decision Period: early to mid April

  • Offer Letters Sent: mid to late April

  • Paperwork Sent in by Accepted Candidates: early May

  • Kickoff Event: mid May

  • Internships Begin: early June

  • Mid-point Checkins: week after July 4

  • Internships End: 1st or 2nd week of August

  • Reflection Paper Due: August 31

As a student in the E&I Track, you will:

  • meet and work with a cohort of like-minded peers
  • gain exposure to key MIT faculty, staff, and other entrepreneurship resources
  • tap into a global entrepreneurship network

Additionally:

  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and requires a written statement of application during the summer prior to your entry to MIT Sloan.
  • Admission is tentative until you have completed a brief online E&I survey of your background and interests.
  • A Wait List is maintained for those who exceed the maximum number permitted by classroom constraints. Many students are admitted to the E&I Track from the Wait List prior to the cutoff deadline in mid-September.

FAQ

Q: Who should apply to the entrepreneurship internship?

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 June 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 $750.00.

Q: What is the time commitment?

Participants are required to work 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 2021 are being coordinated with our host companies. Our expectations are these roles will be performed in a remote work setting.

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