FELLOWSHIPS

About Our Fellowships

Our Fellowship programs (HBCU, PledgeLA & 50 South) involve providing top-tier talent with a comprehensive experience in venture capital.

Fellows learn and gain hands-on experience through formalized training, a paid summer work experience with a VC host firm, exposure to our lab fund, mentoring, and ongoing connections and resources.


Fellowship Benefits and Outcomes

  • Paid internship experience

  • Provides direct entry-point and connections in venture capital industry

  • An introduction to Venture Capital and fundamentals training including:

    • VC Foundations

    • Systemic Bias In VC

    • VC Technicals

  • Career pathways

  • Relationship and Career Building

  • Equity based investing as a lens

  • Vast networking opportunities between cohort, program alums, and VC professionals

  • Mentoring

  • Greater awareness of the identity and expertise of BIL investors and entrepreneurs

  • Greater understanding of stakeholders within their host cities’ startup ecosystem.

  • Opportunities, resources, and support in the VC industry

**Once a Fellow, always a Fellow! HBCUvc remains a champion of our Fellows and continues to provide resources throughout their careers.


HBCU Fellowship

Includes a 10-week full-time, paid, in-person program (firm locations throughout the U.S)

We are looking for outstanding candidates to participate in a 10-week, full-time, paid experiential learning internship program in venture capital. This internship is intended for sophomores (completed 24 credit hours), juniors, seniors, recent college graduates (graduated 2020 or later), and graduate students of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Selected applicants will spend a total of two weeks learning the fundamentals of investing and entrepreneurship, followed by ten weeks of hands-on experience working alongside a group of investors in a HBCUvc partner venture capital firm.

HBCU Deadlines

Applications for the 2022 Summer Fellowship are closed.

Applications for the 2023 HBCU Summer Fellowship will open in Fall 2022. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on application details!

PledgeLA Summer Fellows

10-week full-time paid, in-person program in Los Angeles

We are looking for outstanding candidates to participate in a 10-week, full-time, paid experiential learning internship program in venture capital. This internship is intended for sophomores (completed 24 credit hours), juniors, seniors, recent college graduates (graduated 2020 or later), and graduate students. Selected applicants will spend two weeks learning the fundamentals of investing and entrepreneurship (one week during the spring with virtual meetups and a second week of in-person programming just before starting at firms), followed by eight weeks of hands-on experience working alongside a group of investors in a venture capital firm.

For the PledgeLA (Los Angeles) cohort, we’re looking for students and recent graduates interested in venture capital with a strong connection to the Los Angeles ecosystem. A strong connection to the Los Angeles ecosystem can be identified as growing up or attending school in the area, as well as an interest in launching or building a career in that ecosystem. More information on the PledgeLA cohort can be found here.

PledgeLA Deadlines

Applications for the 2022 Summer Fellowship are closed.

Applications for the 2023 PledgeLA Summer Fellowship will open in August 2022. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on application details!

50 South Fellowship

Includes 10-weeks full-time, paid, in-person program in Chicago

We are looking for outstanding candidates to participate in a 10-week, full-time, paid experiential learning internship program in venture capital. This internship is intended for sophomores (completed 24 credit hours), juniors, seniors, recent college graduates (graduated 2020 or later), and graduate students of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Selected applicants will spend a total of two weeks learning the fundamentals of investing and entrepreneurship, followed by ten weeks of hands-on experience working alongside a group of investors in a 50 South partner venture capital firm.

50 South Deadlines

Applications for the 2022 Fellowship are closed.

Applications for the 2023 50 South Fellowship will open in Fall 2022. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on application details!

2021 Participating Host Firms

50 South Capital

7Wire

Chingona

Corazon

Energize

Hyde Park

Listen

Origin Ventures

Sandalphon

Bonfire

Bronze Valley

City of Birmingham

Munich Re Ventures

Redhawk Ventures

Spider Capital

Avivar Capital

Backstage Capital

BCG Digital Ventures

Greycroft

Grid110


Slauson & Co.

Supply Change Capital

VamosVentures

Wonder Ventures

TenOneTen

Bloomberg Beta

Obvious

Playground Global

Redpoint

Foundry Group

High Alpha

Innovation Depot

JMI Equity

Concrete Rose

Legacy Venture

Lux Capital

Founder Collective

Cendana Capital