Test your fit with entrepreneurship through an internship at an early-stage company. The Entrepreneurial Summer Internship Program provides a real-world opportunity to experience the pace and excitement of a very early-stage environment.
Each year, around 10 percent of the MBA class will participate in ESIP, taking on summer internships in companies that have between 5 and 50 full-time employees. Students finish ESIP with greater clarity about their fit and interest in an entrepreneurial career.
About 65 percent of ESIP internships take place in the San Francisco Bay Area, but you can do an ESIP internship at an eligible startup in any location, and previous students have interned with early-stage companies located everywhere from Euless, Texas, to Bogota, Beijing, London, and Singapore.
ESIP sources some internship opportunities, or you can “BYOS” (bring your own startup) by identifying an eligible company that matches your interests and offers a challenging role.