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SternWorks Program

NYU Stern has created the SternWorks program to help fund summer internships in a diverse array of post-MBA career areas.


Program Guidelines

As a SternWorks award recipient, first-year full-time MBA students and dual-degree MBA students are eligible for a salary supplement for their 10-week summer internship, up to a total of $15,000 (including minimum employer compensation). Through the SternWorks program, students can work with companies that meet the criteria outlined below:


Social and Environmental Impact


Early-stage PE/VC

Must meet one of the following designators:

● Hold 501c3 tax status (non-profits)
● Be a government entity
● Hold B Corp certification

Must meet all of the following designators:
● Are operational and funded/financed
● Between 5 and 200 employees
● Less than $25M in total revenue
● Consulting and research companies may apply 
● Any Series B+ startups will not be considered
Must meet all of the following designators:

● Have <$100m in assets under management
● Have between two and seven full-time investors

Minimum employer contribution
$3,000 per 10-week internship
Minimum employer contribution
$5,000 per 10-week internship
Minimum employer contribution
$5,000 per 10-week internship

Host company responsibilities

● Pay at least the funding minimum based on organization (listed above)
● Must be based in the U.S.
● Commit to having a senior leader mentor and work with student on a regular basis
● Clearly define student responsibilities up front. Host must provide written confirmation (i.e. offer letter) of alignment with SternWorks. Confirmation must include

a. Fellowship are full-time, defined as a minimum of 35 hours per week
b. Number of weeks working and/or dates of employment (10 weeks)
c. Confirmation of the organization meeting SternWorks criteria
d. Confirmation of organization’s commitment to meet the stipend requirement

The projects

Stern MBA students come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and any project should be tailored to the goals and capabilities of that student. Similar internships in the past have included projects focused on areas such as business strategy, marketing, business development and sales, operations, and financial modeling.

Share your opportunities

If you are an eligible employer and have a SternWorks internship opportunity, feel free to share it with us by emailing We'll get it posted in our system for you. Please note: Posting a job even if it meets all requirements, does not guarantee an MBA1 student fellow. Approved students must opt to pick a qualified organization to match with their approved funding. For any other job opportunities that you want to post for current students or alumni, you can do so here.

If you have any questions concerning the SternWorks Program, please contact the Careers Team at