Funding and Networking Opportunities - Summer Internships & Awards

Detailed below are several internship stipend  and internship opportunities. 

Want to learn more?  Download the slide deck from the KIEI and KPPI/Social Impact Summer Opportunities Kickoff on January 20, 2016.

Kellogg Entrepreneurship Internship Program (KEIP) Stipend
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. If accepted, students will receive a matching stipend of up to $5,000 that will supplement their entrepreneurial salaries.

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.

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. 

Center for Family Enterprise Summer Internship Cohort Program
Would you like to complete a summer internship within your family’s business, another family’s business, or within a family foundation or philanthropy with the support of a professor from the Center for Family Enterprises (CFE)? The Center for Family Enterprise Summer Internship Cohort Program is for first-year students who are considering entering/re-entering their family enterprise sometime after graduation.

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, tentatively June 13 through August 5, 2016.  For more information and to apply: visit the INVO website. If you have questions, please contact Sonia W. Kim, PhD, INVO Marketing Manager, at

Information on summer internship stipends and/or awards for companies/startups with a social impact will be found on the Social Impact website.