Would you like to work on the senior team of a private equity portfolio company? Does the idea of joining a scaling tech company sound appealing? Are you interested in owning and running your own mid-sized business?
The Heizer Center Growth-Stage Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for MBA students across a spectrum of career paths to make meaningful contributions to growth-stage companies in a variety of industries. It will be of special interest to students who wish to:
Through this program, students can apply for a $7K matching compensation stipend, and must secure a minimum of $5K and a maximum of $7K in additional compensation from the internship employer. Application requires a signed offer letter and will be reviewed for approval by Heizer Center staff. We offer this stipend funding on a first-come, first-served basis over the winter and spring quarters until our available pool has been fully allocated. Stipends are restricted to current Kellogg students.
Interested students should submit a Summer Stipend Application. We will begin posting pre-approved positions in mid-January. Students are also welcome to recruit host companies that meet our eligibility criteria on their own.
Host companies may span a variety of industries and functions, however they must also meet the following criteria:
In order to ensure that interns will have a meaningful work experiences, we ask each participating company to scope out a project (or several alternative projects) related directly to a strategic priority. We also ask our hosts outside of the Chicago area to consider an additional living expense allowance, assuming that students will be working on-site.
Companies interested in becoming a Heizer Growth sponsor should contact Professor Karin O'Connor for more information.
COMPANIES INCLUDE VENTURE, GROWTH-CAPITAL, PE-BACKED, FAMILY-OWNED, INDIVIDUAL FOUNDERS, OR SEARCH-FUND ACQUIRED.
Students have interned at growing companies ranging from $5 MM to $200 MM in revenues, representing the software, manufacturing, CPG, technology, multi-site consumer, hospitality and health and wellness sectors.