Funding Opportunities - Summer Internships

Internship Awards using Common Application Process
All internship awards listed here will share a common application process.  Details of each award or program, including application deadlines and application questions, can be accessed on its individual page.  Please visit the page of any internship programs you are interested in before hitting "Apply Now", to view details of the application and for a preview of application questions pertaining to that internship program.   All applications will be taken electronically, via the following link.  Be prepared to complete the application in its entirety when you apply; there is no "save" option available.  Note that while you may apply for more than one type of internship funding, you can only receive an award or stipend from one program. 

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The presentation from the January 16, 2014 Information Session is available here.

Kellogg Entrepreneurship Internship Program 
Summer internships with entrepreneurial firms provide students the opportunity to ‘test’ entrepreneurship. Students can expect to undertake market research, analyze new pricing models and potential channels, explore exit strategies and more. Internships are 10 weeks and can be located anywhere in the world.

Students are encouraged to identify firms for which they would like to work. Kellogg also has a list of companies that are seeking MBAs for the summer. If accepted, students will receive a stipend that will supplement their entrepreneurial salaries.

NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Internship Award
Do you have an idea for a new impact venture?  Apply now for the NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Internship Award!  Business ventures with an integrated social and/or environmental mission (nonprofit or for-profit) that are located in or benefit the Chicagoland area are eligible for this award.  Involvement of Northwestern students outside of Kellogg, particularly undergraduates, is encouraged and recognized during the evaluation process. 

Non-Profit Internship Program
Kellogg provides a limited number of matching stipends to qualified students interested in exploring career options in the social enterprise field through a summer internship in nonprofit, public or social entrepreneurial organizations. 

Project Impact Summer Internship Awards
Financial support is available for students aspiring to have a positive impact across industry sectors and functional areas. Some students may choose to form a new venture while others may identify a specific intrapreneurial project where they believe they can have significant and sustainable impact. But what will hold true across all supported projects is that business acumen and market driven principles will be leveraged for sustainable positive impact on people and the planet.

Private Equity Internships
Private equity investors increasingly need specific industry and operating expertise in order to generate above-market returns.  This creates an opportunity for MBA students across a spectrum of career paths to make meaningful contributions to growing middle market companies.

Internships accessible through the Career Management System:
Corporate Innovation Internships
Corporations understand the importance of innovation to keep themselves relevant and competitive.  Corporations are seeking younger and entrepreneurial-trained recruits to infuse new ideas into the corporation.  Kellogg wants to be on the forefront of training and placing students in corporate innovation labs. 

Corporations that are seeking students for this summer are:
Dow Corning

You can access these opportunities via the Career Management System.

Internship Programs With Their Own Application Process and Timeline
Center for Family Enterprise Internships
Learn more about the Family Enterprise Internship opportunity by reading the CFE Internship Information Document.
Interested students should submit the CFE Internship Application
 by March 8, 2014.
Contact Assistant Director Carol Zsolnay,, with any questions.

CRTI Technology and Innovation in Development Fellowships
The CRTI Technology and Innovation in Development Fellowships seek to advance Kellogg’s research and curriculum in the uses of technology as an enabler of economic development and social enhancement in developing countries by providing financial support and summer Fellowship opportunities to Kellogg MBA students interested in gaining an academic understanding and real world experience of these issues. The program offers a maximum of 10 Fellowships. The Fellowship includes an academic component consisting of seminars with leaders in the development and technology sectors and an experiential component of internships at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social enterprises that are currently using technology in an innovative manner to improve governance, promote education, create livelihoods and enhance healthcare in developing countries.  For more information, please contact Pallavi Goodman at

Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Fellowship
The new Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Fellowship is a student-centered and highly selective program being administered by the Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) and sponsored by McCormick School of Engineering, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Law and Feinberg School of Medicine. This opportunity offers graduate students (Master's, PhD, MBA, and JD candidates) first-hand experience in handling intellectual property as it pertains to academia. Whether a student is innovative and/or entrepreneurial, this fellowship is a practical way to be exposed to the entire commercialization process. Regardless of experience level, all students at the participating schools are encouraged to apply for one of the 6-8 paid fellow positions. The program will run for 8 weeks, June 23 through August 15, 2014.
For more information and to apply:
If you have questions, please contact Sonia W. Kim, PhD, INVO, Marketing Manager, at