In this inaugural class, the Thrive Summer Fellowship will provide a select group of rising college juniors with an 8-week paid internship, a stipend to offset education costs, and exclusive access to the Thrive team and portfolio organizations. Over the course of the internship, Thrive Summer Fellows will be paired with a Thrive employee as a mentor, attend exclusive Fellows events aimed at developing entrepreneurial acumen, and work on projects in partnership with Thrive’s Investment and Impact teams in-person at our New York headquarters.
Interested in startups, founding a company, or investing.
Motivated to understand what it takes to build a lasting business.
Ability to understand and analyze businesses.
Able to develop analyses to gain insights and answer key business questions. Structured and rigorous. Quantitative background is a plus.
High degree of emotional intelligence.
Ability to engage and clearly communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders and personalities. Capable of making a positive lasting impression with the Thrive team and our portfolio companies.
Demonstrates respect for others.
Ethical and honest. Earns trust and maintains confidence over time. Does what is right, not what is personally or politically expedient.
Completion of the Fellowship Application Form
Submission of an unofficial transcript (PDF)
Submission of a current resume or CV (PDF, not to exceed two pages)
Completion of the following essay questions, no more than 500 words each:
Read Thrive's 8 values (outlined in the application). Please provide specific examples on how you've embodied or demonstrated one or more of these values.
What do you see as the biggest threat to the global economy today and why? Alternatively, what global developments/investment themes are you most interested in and why?
What is the most important company started in the last 20 years? Why?
Video (limit of two minutes) explaining (MP4, less than 10MB):
How have your academic, professional, and/or personal experiences shaped who you are today?
How would you contribute to Thrive?
Submission of one letter of recommendation, one from someone who has worked with you in a verifiable professional capacity (job, student/campus organization, etc.) or one from a professor or academic mentor.