Entrepreneurial Internships

The Entrepreneurial Internships Program is an initiative of the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship to help place and support students in internship opportunities at entrepreneurial companies.

“We just had a very busy week @ Plug and Play! We had a Selection Day where we hosted 50+ startups (in fintech and cyber). It was the COOLEST experience to have great conversations w/ startups from the investor’s point of view! I had the opportunity to hear their pitches and talk various questions as I sourced possible investments for our ventures team.”

– Zirui Hao ’22, Summer 2019 Cohort


The Entrepreneurial Internship Program offers Dartmouth students opportunities to which they have not traditionally been exposed. These include internships at early stage companies (i.e. startups), tech companies, and venture capital firms.

Students accepted to a cohort receive:

  • Individualized support from program management (no question or dream too big or too small!)
  • Access to opportunities at early stage and tech companies, startups, and venture capital firms with Dartmouth connections or active interest in recruiting Dartmouth student talent
  • Supplemental professional development curriculum taught by industry experts in the Dartmouth community
  • 1:1 mentorship pairing with recent Dartmouth graduates
  • Exclusive networking opportunities

If you are interested in recruiting Dartmouth students, please reach out directly to program management. Note: a full job description is not necessary to work with us. More details below in "partner with us" section.


After a brief written application and interview process with program management, accepted students join a cohort and are guided through the internship application process.

Students from any major are encouraged to apply!

We work with companies that are hiring for both technical and non-technical roles.

It may be surprising, but nearly half of the jobs at startups (even tech companies!) are non-technical.

Is startup life for you?
Consider how comfortable you are with this,

"Building the plane while you're flying it..."

If you are excited by this^ idea, entrepreneurial internships are likely a great fit for you! If you aren't sure what you think, please set up time to talk to us – samc@dartmouth.edu – and we can help think through the best learning experience for you.

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< LEFT: Jeff Richards ’94 sharing networking tips and tricks with the
summer 2019 cohort.

> RIGHT: Practicing personal pitches with Amanda Sayigh ’09 and
Olivia Rosen ’17 during the inaugural summer 2019 workshop.

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Want to hire a Dartmouth intern at your startup or tech company?

Interested in mentoring a Dartmouth student?

Game to teach a professional development workshop?

If you have any interest in the above ideas (or other ideas you think would enhance the entrepreneurial internship experience for Dartmouth students), we'd love to talk about how we can work best with you! We are accustomed to working with startups and early stage companies with a variety of different resources to support an intern in-house. We are able to help close some of those gaps through our professional development offerings and a competitive pool of supporting grants.

Let's be in touch and figure out how to connect you with Dartmouth students.



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