Entrepreneurial Summer Program (ESP) 2013
Due to strong demand, we are not currently taking additional applications. If you are already interviewing an MBA student about an opportunity, please contact us at gsb_espcompanyapps@stanford.
If you would still like to post the opportunity for students (even though it will not be eligible for ESP), you can do so through the Career Management Center at www.gsb.stanford.edu/cmc.
Thank you so much for your interest in the Stanford Entrepreneurial Summer Program!
The Entrepreneurial Summer Program (“ESP”) is designed to offer students an experiential learning opportunity that affords deep insight into the day-to-day activities of an early-stage company.
- Companies chosen to host ESP internships are operational (not consulting or investment firms), revenue-generating and/or funded, still entrepreneurial in nature and willing to provide strong mentorship (interested companies please see “company (employer) requirements” section below)
- The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (“CES”) actively pursues internship opportunities, but many students self-source opportunities that are ESP-eligible
- ESP provides a matching stipend (up to $600 / week) to supplement company compensation and enable internships that would otherwise not exist (preference is given to those students approved for financial aid by the GSB)
- ESP is open to first year Stanford MBA students or returning dual degree students
Company (Employer) Requirements:
- Operational, revenue generating and/or funded companies
- Consulting, research, and brokerage companies and investment funds are not eligible
- Approximately 10-50 employees
- Company must show financial need for student to receive stipend support
- Willing to provide a dedicated mentor (see “The Mentor Profile” below)
- Still "entrepreneurial" in nature
- The student should be "officed" in the location of the company rather than his/her own home
The Mentor Profile:
- The company needs to assign an internal mentor to work with the student.
- The mentor does not necessarily need to be the day-to-day supervisor
- We look for a "seasoned" industry expert and/or entrepreneur
- We expect at least weekly interaction between the student and the mentor
The CES typically posts pre-approved positions starting in February, but students are also encouraged to find their own positions (at least one third of students do). The deadline for 2013 applications is noon on May 22nd. You must have accepted your offer and submitted all paperwork (company application, student application and copy of offer letter signed by both parties) by this deadline.
Application: Currently closed.
Questions? Contact the CES at gsb_espcompanyapps@stanford.