Bessemer Fellowship Program

Connecting university students to great tech companies

Our 2022 application is now closed. We will post our 2023 program application in the new year. Keep an eye on this page for updates.



A Bessemer Fellow is a special appointment for high-performing students interested in engineering, product, or data science within the Bessemer portfolio. We accept students who have demonstrated excellence in their academic or professional pursuits and have a deep passion for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Applications are accepted for third-year undergraduate students in these functions who are interested in working with a venture-backed startup during an 8-12 week period starting in the summer of 2022. We are particularly focused on hiring students from underrepresented backgrounds in tech. We are appointing 20 fellows for summer 2022. A Bessemer team member will reach out to you with a response within two weeks of applying.


Bessemer’s Previous Cohorts

Get to know our cohorts and learn about what changes they wish to see in tech by 2030.


Portfolio Companies

Here are a few of the companies who have hosted a Bessemer Fellow:



About Bessemer

Bessemer Venture Partners is the world’s most experienced early-stage venture capital firm. With a portfolio of more than 200 companies, Bessemer helps visionary entrepreneurs lay strong foundations to create companies that matter, and supports them through every stage of their growth. The firm has backed more than 120 IPOs, including Pinterest, Shopify, Yelp, LinkedIn, Skype, LifeLock, Twilio, SendGrid, PagerDuty, DocuSign, Wix, and MindBody. Bessemer’s 16 partners operate from offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Israel, and India.

Please email with questions about our program.