Bessemer Fellowship Program

Connecting university students to great tech companies

What is a Bessemer Fellow?

A Bessemer Fellow is no ordinary intern. We place you with some of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world to acquire invaluable work experience and access to mentors, industry professionals and the Bessemer Fellows community. You will gain skills that qualify you for a variety of careers, and have opportunities to learn from experts in and outside of your role.

You will work at a Bessemer funded company for 8-12 weeks over the summer of 2021. In addition, you will spend time at the Bessemer offices shadowing our investment or operations teams and sit down with our talent team for individualized career advice. There will also be several social events and opportunities to hear from thought leaders within the Bessemer portfolio.

We look forward to creating a lasting partnership with you after your Fellowship summer as you kickstart your career. It should be an unforgettable experience.


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 2021. We are particularly focused on hiring students from underrepresented backgrounds in tech. We are appointing 20 fellows for summer 2021.

You can apply here:

A Bessemer team member will reach out to you with a response within two weeks of applying. If you are invited to interview for a Fellowship position, the interviews will take place in mid to late August, and we will begin the portfolio company matching process in September, lasting through February 2021. Your Fellowship status is contingent on accepting an intern position at a Bessemer Venture Partners affiliated company. If you have already secured an internship position at a Bessemer funded company, you can apply for the Fellowship through this same link.

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 15 partners operate from offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Israel, and India.