We are thrilled to announce the Susa Summer Fellows Program, an immersive summer program that connects high-performing university students to software engineering internships at world-changing startups in the Susa portfolio and introduces them to a lifelong community of peers and mentors in the Susa Family.
Each Fellow will spend the summer as an intern at a Susa Ventures portfolio company, where they will work closely with top-tier founders and engineering leaders on meaningful projects. Working at an early-stage startup on a lean team will afford Fellows with the opportunity to make an outsized impact in a fast-paced learning environment.
In addition to the internship within a Susa portfolio company, Fellows will also join an exclusive cohort of peers for inspiring content and community building opportunities organized by Susa Ventures. Events will include intimate chats with founders, investors and personal development coaches.
Mindful of the staggering underrepresentation of women (just 15% of all software engineers are women, despite being nearly half of the workforce) and BIPOC (of the “high tech” workforce, just 7.4% are Black and 8% are Latinx), our goal is to make this program representative of the diverse customers that our companies serve.
👇 Apply here by Sunday, February 27, 2022 (11:59pm PT) https://airtable.com/shr66JTPi2nEiJhI1
We are partnering with a great group of Susa portfolio companies for this inaugural program, including:
Ascend: A modern, all-in-one payments solution purpose-built for insurance (Series A; backed by Index, First Round)Chapter: Tech-driven Medicare advisor improving how seniors choose healthcare coverage (Series B; backed by Addition, Maverick Ventures)Lightyear: Enterprise telecom made easy (Series A; backed by Ridge Ventures, Amplo, Ludlow Ventures)Medallion: Automated licensing & credentialing for provider networks (Series B; backed by BoxGroup, Spark Capital & Sequoia)Nelo: Buy now, pay later for LatAm (Series A; backed by Two Sigma, Homebrew)Stedi: A platform of developer-focused building blocks for business integrations. ($71M in funding; Series B; backed by Addition, Stripe, Union Square Ventures, First Round, Bloomberg Beta)Treasury Prime: Connecting visionary fintechs and innovative banks (Series B, backed by QED, Deciens Capital)
Who should apply
You are enrolled in a college or university in the US or Canada, studying computer science, software engineering, mathematics or a related field. You’re working toward a graduation of Winter 2022 — Winter 2023. Curious, driven and entrepreneurial, you’ve already built a product or project. You’re energized by the idea of working at a startup and want to have an impactful experience at an innovative startup this summer (summer 2022).
👉 Apply here: https://airtable.com/shr66JTPi2nEiJhI1
We are accepting applications until February 11th at 11:59pm PT.
About Susa Ventures
Susa Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm investing in a growing family of dreamers and builders, backing companies like Robinhood, Flexport, and Viz at their earliest stages and beyond. We believe that entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of progress, and we exist to help them realize their visions for a better world.
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When will the program run?
Internship dates will be negotiated directly between the fellow and the Susa portfolio company. The fellowship programming will run from mid-June to mid-August.
Will the program be remote or in-person?
Some internship opportunities will be remote, and others will be in-person (SF/Bay, NYC and LA). The fellowship programming will be remote, though we hope to be able to host some in-person socials.
Is this opportunity open to international students?
This opportunity is open to students studying in the US & Canada.
What is the interview and selection process?
Once applications are reviewed, a small number of applicants will be selected for semi-final interviews (virtual). Selected finalists will then move on to interviews with Susa Ventures portfolio companies, who will determine if an offer will be made. Compensation and internship dates will be negotiated directly with the Susa portfolio company, and upon acceptance, the intern will also be a part of the Susa Summer Fellows Program.
How many Fellows will be accepted?
In order to ensure an incredible experience, Susa is targeting an inaugural cohort of 10 Fellows.
Is this a paid internship?
Yes, compensation will be competitive and will be negotiated directly between the Susa portfolio company and the Fellow.
Is this program only for software engineers?
Yes, this program is focused on software engineering internships at this time.
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