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 top Bay Area tech startup for 8-12 weeks over the summer of 2020. In addition, you will spend time at the Bessemer San Francisco and Redwood City 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, data science, finance or business roles within the Bessemer portfolio or Bessemer Venture Partners itself. 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 Bay Area startup during an 8-12 week period starting in June 2020. We are particularly focused on hiring students from underrepresented backgrounds in tech. We are appointing 20 fellows for summer 2020.

About Bessemer

Bessemer Venture Partners is the longest-standing venture capital firm in the world. Our partners help founders create companies that matter, starting with seed and Series A investments and supporting them every stage of their growth. Over the last fifty years, Bessemer has backed more than 120 IPOs, including Pinterest, Shopify, Yelp, LinkedIn, Skype, Lifelock, Twilio, PagerDuty, SendGrid, DocuSign, Wix and Mindbody.

Our Fellowship 2020 application is now closed.

Please check back in February 2020 for our Fellowship 2021 application process. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Bessemer Fellow!