The Pozen Fellowship is a 10-week paid summer internship program connecting MIT undergraduate students with startups founded by MIT delta v alumni.

The available fellowship positions for summer 2024 are listed below.

2024 Host Companies

  • Amira
  • Boston Quantum
  • Empallo
  • Fascia
  • MacroCycle Technologies
  • NeuroBionics
  • Pelicargo
  • Seia Bio
  • Soundboard

Some of our companies are offering more than one internship position, but will only be hiring for one of these roles based on the candidates who apply. Please select the specific role(s) and specific companies you are interested in being considered for on the application form.


Amira is a women’s health company launching the first-of-its-kind product that detects and dynamically cools women’s nighttime hot flashes, leveraging deep learning and biometric sensing. Nighttime hot flashes cause sleep loss for years in four out of five women during menopause, exerting a substantial toll on their well-being, mood, quality of life, productivity, and more. Amira’s product is changing the way women who suffer from hot flashes sleep by directly responding to their bodies’ needs.

Hiring For: Business Development Intern or Software Engineering Intern

Internship – In-person / Company HQ – San Francisco, CA

With our product shipping to hundreds of women in May, there has never been a more exciting time to be at Amira. This summer, the company will be fine-tuning our go-to-market strategy, scaling manufacturing, and delivering the best experience to our customers.

Candidates interested in business development will get to take initiative on customer discovery, marketing, community growth, partnership strategy, and product direction. This is an opportunity to be the CEO’s right hand, intimately learning what it takes to sell a product and scale a business.

For software engineers, we have opportunities across our product’s entire software stack, from machine learning to database infrastructure to firmware development and testing, and more.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Self starter: The candidate should have an innate curiosity, be creative, and take on new initiatives during the internship, especially in areas where the candidate has little experience.
  • Great communication skills: This job will require clear and constant dialogue with the company’s cofounders. There will also be a few presentations to the Amira team.
  • Ability to absorb knowledge and learn new skills quickly. The candidate will need to engage in market research and execute quickly upon assigned tasks.
  • A business development candidate should have impressive financial literacy, modeling, creativity, and marketing skills.
  • A software engineering candidate should have a specialized skill set demonstrated in the candidate’s area(s) of interest.

Boston Quantum

At Boston Quantum, we reimagine what computing can do. We build end-to-end enterprise solutions leveraging the speed and scalability of quantum and quantum-inspired algorithms for the financial industry, with an initial focus in reserve management including multi-currency arbitrage growth and currency exchange.

Internship – In-person or Remote / Company HQ – Cambridge

Infrastructure Software Engineer Intern Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop high-frequency data streaming and trade execution infrastructure to expand the markets supported on Boston Quantum’s reserve management platform
  • Benchmark and identify performance bottlenecks in trading infrastructure
  • Write end-to-end tests to ensure uptime and reliability of infrastructure
  • Assist in the development of software documentation and contribute comprehensive tutorials to the knowledge base

Required / Desired Skills

  • Experience in programming in Python or Julia language.
  • Experience with websockets and RESTful APIs
  • Experience in building dashboards and front-end of webapps (eg: with flask or plotly dash)
  • (Optional) experience with AWS, git version control, FastAPI, order book trading experience

Research shows that women might feel hesitant to apply for this job if they don’t match 100% of the job requirements listed. This list is a guide, and we’d love to receive your application even if you think you’re only a partial match. We are looking to build teams that innovate, not just tick boxes on a job spec.

Anything else?

Boston Quantum brings together a rich diversity of backgrounds across quantum computing, software engineering, finance, business, chemistry and more. Finding synergies in these different perspectives is our greatest strength.

You will be joining a passionate and friendly team committed to paradigm-shifting innovation, near-term impact and long-term disruption. As such, we give interns a balance of mentorship as well as space to innovate and grow. is a venture-backed dynamic-pricing optimization company revolutionizing the way businesses set prices for their products and services. We research, develop, and deploy cutting-edge machine learning models to enable our customers (spread across diverse industries and multiple countries) to maximize their revenue and profitability.

Why join At our company you will be part of an innovative team driving the transformation of pricing optimization in various industries. We offer a dynamic work environment that encourages creativity and fosters personal and professional growth. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on some of the latest technologies, develop novel products and make a significant impact on our clients’ businesses.

Internship – In-person / Company HQ – Cambridge

You will work with a team of PhDs and software engineers to iterate on the machine learning platform used to serve customers. This work would entail creating new models, tackling distributed systems problems with the platform, server-side engineering, and UI/UX design.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Experience in machine learning and software engineering.
  • Background in STEM. (CS/EE, math, physics)
  • Self-motivated with a passion for staying updated with the latest tech trends.
  • Eagerness to learn new concepts and apply them to solve the problem at hand
  • Requisite Skills: Python, SQL

Anything else?


Empallo is a heart failure center of excellence. Our AI-powered virtual care models anticipate disease escalation and therapeutic response, enabling optimal guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) and care management. We have three active contracts with large U.S. multisite health systems and several pipeline contracts. Our vision is to make cardiovascular care accessible to all while greatly enhancing patient experience and improving health outcomes.

Hiring for: a Machine Learning Engineering Intern or a Full Stack Engineering Intern. 

Internship – Hybrid / Company HQ – Boston / Cambridge

As a core member of the Empallo team, the intern will play a critical role in all aspects of the business and technology development. This is an opportunity to work closely with the founding team of a pre-seed company on the cutting-edge of technology and healthcare. You will dive into the scrappy world of entrepreneurship; as a core member of the team you will participate in key business meetings, contribute to the decision-making process, and grow your technical skills.

We are seeking an intern who has passion for technology-enabled healthcare, is a self-starter with a can-do attitude, and thrives in the fast-paced environment of an early-stage venture. Interns who show strong performance will have the opportunity to convert to a permanent role after graduation.

Plan to co-locate with the team at Empallo’s workspace in Boston/Cambridge at least three days per week, with flexibility to adjust your work location in certain weeks in a manner that supports your needs and the needs of the Company.

Machine Learning Engineering Intern

  • Process Electronic Health Records data from large U.S. hospitals and prepare datasets for machine learning development.
  • Build and improve machine learning models on large-scale de-identified clinical data.
  • Deploy AI solutions on cloud servers and test them with our hospital partners.

Full Stack Engineering Intern

  • Design and build frontend for clinicians to use Empallo’s AI models in clinical workflows.
    Develop and implement server-side frameworks to productionize Empallo AI and integrate with the frontend.
  • Roll out Empallo’s technology platform, integrating Empallo’s proprietary solutions with Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems and other third-party systems.

Required / Desired Skills

Machine Learning Engineering Intern

  • Strong background in advanced mathematics and statistics
  • Experience in health informatics, modeling, or management of large data sets preferred
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with at least one of the major deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow or PyTorch
  • Experience with cloud computing in AWS or Google Cloud
  • Demonstrated interest in working in healthcare

Full Stack Engineering Intern

  • Experience with JavaScript and HTML
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with a public Cloud, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Demonstrated interest in working in healthcare

Anything else?

Empallo presentation at Mayo Clinic startup showcase in July 2023.


Fascia specializes in sleep health, using technology to analyze sleep data for predicting cognitive performance and decline. Our platform offers real-time insights into sleep patterns, aiding in early diagnosis and management of sleep disorders. By empowering medical providers with actionable data, we’re streamlining healthcare and reducing costs, ultimately improving patient outcomes in cognitive health.

Internship – In person or Remote / Company HQ – Cambridge

We are looking for a Full-Stack Software Engineer Intern to join our team. This candidate is highly motivated, self-sufficient, and excited at the opportunity to improve societal health and wellbeing. The ideal intern will have a passion for coding, an aptitude for problem-solving, and experience in designing and implementing scalable web applications.

This internship offers the opportunity to join a small, fast-paced team with the potential to transition into a permanent leadership role within the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development and maintenance of the web application for Fascia’s central sleep data platform.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of user interfaces, ensuring an intuitive and effective user experience.
  • Contribute to the initial stages of mobile application development for supporting data exchange with the Fascia Portal.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Experience with the MERN (MongoDB, ExpressJS, ReactJS, NodeJS) stack.
  • Familiarity with AWS

Anything else?

A key highlight that makes this internship particularly impactful is that this summer we are launching a pilot program with Boston Medical Center, a significant venture that offers the intern an unparalleled real-world experience. The intern will play a crucial role in supporting various aspects of this project, from data analysis to interacting with healthcare professionals. This is not just a learning opportunity; it’s a chance for the intern to contribute meaningfully to a project with real potential to influence the field of sleep health. You’ll receive both valuable educational experience as well as support a project with the potential to make a significant difference in healthcare.

See a recent feature on Fascia in NewScientist

MacroCycle Technologies

MacroCycle is the venture creating circular plastics with zero-carbon emissions. With our patented technology, we are able to take plastic waste of any quality, and upcycle it with virgin grade with the lowest emissions compared to all competitors. Our mission is to eliminate plastic’s carbon footprint, and from preventing all that plastic from ever ending up in our landfill and oceans, so humans can continue to enjoy the beauties of natures this world has to offer.

Internship – Hybrid / Company HQ – Cambridge

This internship role is for a Recycling Business Developer Intern for the Summer of 2024. It is a hybrid role, located in Cambridge, MA, with flexibility for remote work. As a Recycling Business Developer Intern, you will be responsible for validating MacroCycle’s beachhead market, and conducting analysis to determine follow-on markets. You will be working alongside the CEO to establish valuable relationships with companies and organizations involved in the plastic industry with the goal of expediting future sales cycle of MacroCycle’s MVBP (minimum value business proposition). This will be accomplished through additional Primary Market Research (PMR), potential site visits, and attendance of local recycling events. In addition, this role may be tasked with assisting the CEO with non-technical tasks ranging from investor communications and presentations to planning of team events for the company.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program in Business (Undergrad or MBA), Engineering, or a related field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interest and/or experience in sustainable solutions and recycling processes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detailed oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience in sales or business development is a plus (but not needed)
  • Comfortable with outbound prospecting and cold calling (PMR)
  • Flexibility and openness to new challenges
  • Love for learning
  • Optimism

Anything else?

See MacroCycle’s Demo Day 2023 presentation to learn more.


NeuroBionics, a neurotech MIT spinoff, is a leader in developing implantable devices that interface with the human body to treat neurological conditions. Leveraging a decade of innovation, we have engineered a novel neural interface using microscale, flexible, bioelectronic fibers that seamlessly integrate with the human body. Each fiber encompasses a spectrum of functionalities, including electrical, chemical, and optical capabilities, enabling the sensing and modulation of the biological environment. By making neural interfacing a minimally invasive procedure, we aim to revolutionize deep brain stimulation and broaden access to this life-changing therapy to millions of patients.

Internship – In-person / Company HQ – Cambridge

We are seeking an Engineering intern to contribute to the development of our next-generation neural interface. You will work directly with our CTO, and will be working on the assembly of our cutting-edge neural probes. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join our core team to help shape the future of our company. This position will be on-site at our various locations in Cambridge, MA.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Meticulous assembly of backend connectors for our cutting-edge neural probes.
  • Connecting the hardware components, testing the functionality of the fiber-based neural probes, and ensuring the seamless integration of our technology.
  • Improve back-end, handling, and assembly processes for our neural probes to improve yield and decrease manufacturing time.
  • Maintaining supplies and organizing our fiber fabrication lab space.
  • Assisting with the development of new technologies related to our fiber neural probes.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Background in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering
  • Prior laboratory experience
  • CAD skills: 3D modeling, SolidWorks
  • Self-motivation and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent manual dexterity and fine motor skills
  • Ability to pay meticulous attention to detail and follow directions
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, scientists, and technicians
  • Soldering experience
  • Experience working under an inspection microscope


Pelicargo is a logistics technology startup founded by MIT graduates seeking to revolutionize the air cargo industry with a new digital B2B platform. Pelicargo participated in MIT’s premier venture accelerator, MIT delta v, during the summer of 2021.

Hiring for: Air cargo forecast modeling, or Platform development, or Business intelligence

Internship – Remote / Company HQ – Cambridge

Pelicargo has multiple potential roles available and will hire depending on intern experience and field of study:

  1. Air cargo forecast modelling:
    • using Pelicargo’s beta data, the intern will explore the data-driven space to see what models the company can build, its limits, whether it is useful to operators, and areas for improvement.
  2. Platform development:
    • while the Pelicargo beta platform works, there is room for improvement for both users and operators. The prospective intern would continuously refine and tune the platform by adding features, reducing defects, and improving testing infrastructure.
  3. Business intelligence:
    • visualizing, parsing, and analyzing the data to drive biz dev and sales. Emphasis here on a CS/software-first intern. Pelicargo wants solutions that are re-usable over time and over different projects, not just static PowerPoint slides.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Open to all education levels.
  • Broad programming language experience, including functional programming and object-oriented programming.
    • Our stack is TypeScript/Node based but experience in other comparable languages such as Scala, Python, Rust, Ruby, etc is valued.
  • Strong curiosity, critical thinking, drive to learn, and work ethic.
  • Willingness to work closely with non-technical domain experts.
  • Ability to create and think about long-lasting solutions.
  • Written, verbal, and team communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Unix-like command-line environments.
  • Basic knowledge of software engineering practices, including containerization, CI, documentation, git, unit testing, etc.

Seia Bio

Seia Bio is a startup out of MIT protecting microbes so they can protect the planet. The company protects biofertilizers from processing stressors, enabling sustainable, bountiful food production.

Microbes in the soil are nature’s fertilizer, helping plants thrive. Current farming practices kill these microbes, and efforts to develop microbial fertilizers to replenish the soil fail because those microbes have been impossible to manufacture, until now. Seia Bio coatings are inexpensive, easy-to-apply, protective shells that enable the production and transport of these essential microbes, enabling food security and sustainable agriculture.

Internship – In-person / Company HQ – Cambridge

This summer internship will work directly with the CEO of the company to primarily perform research & development as well as business development of Seia’s microbials coatings. This work can include:

  • Designing, running, and analyzing laboratory experiments
  • Developing, scaling-up, and validating conditions to scale-up manufacturing
  • Creating technical sales information and developing business opportunities

Required / Desired Skills

  • Wet Lab – Experience in wet lab settings with experience in biomanufacturing a plus
  • Strong Execution – Ability to independently handle and complete multiple projects simultaneously
  • Scientific Mindset – Ability to define problems, collect data, refine hypotheses
  • Creative Flexibility – Thrive in the unknown and adapt if things don’t work out
  • Written and Oral Communication – Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Anything else?

We are really proud of the fact that our previous Pozen Fellow was able to take ownership of their project and help us build our company!


Soundboard is an MIT-founded, revenue-generating software start-up that helps solo-practitioners (such as therapists, executive coaches, college counselors, etc.) organize their client records, get paid quicker, and automate their daily tasks. We are a hard-working, fun team of five working to help small businesses grow and succeed!

Today, nearly 60 businesses have adopted Soundboard to manage their entire client portfolio, and Soundboard has facilitated over $575,000 in payments to our customers.

Internship – In-person / Company HQ – Cambridge, MA

The Pozen Fellow will work alongside the company’s COO on a wide range of strategic projects. This intern will directly help build and maintain user acquisition (growth) and customer success systems by:

  • Aggregating user feedback to identify potential product improvements.
  • Leading customer success efforts and enhancing existing documentation.
  • Analyzing marketing data to refine user outreach strategies.
  • Utilizing existing usage data to recommend enhancements to the product.
  • Participating in user acquisition and customer success initiatives.
  • Testing new product features and providing support to the engineering team.

Required / Desired Skills

The Soundboard team is looking for a candidate who wants to work in a fast-paced, exciting startup environment and is excited about learning new skills. We are looking for an intern who is:

  • A hustler with a love for learning: a hard worker with a great attitude.
  • A systems builder: previous experience building or improving systems is a plus.
  • Proficient with AI Tools: we believe using AI tools can exponentially increase one’s work output if used in the right way.
  • Someone with strong attention to detail and organizational skills: our team prides ourselves on always getting stuff done and never letting things slip through the cracks.
  • If the candidate has a family member who runs a one-person business, that would be icing on the cake!

Anything else?

Alongside our core product, we recently released, which uses AI and machine learning to help solo practitioners improve their online presence and build a beautiful, modern website in minutes. Feel free to test it out!

Additionally, please watch the Soundboard MIT delta v Demo Day presentation.