Internships

Internships

APPLY TO BECOME A 2021 DESAI INTERN!

In addition to hosting teams, Desai employs a group of paid student interns for each cohort. Interns have skills across software development, business, and design, and work for the startups in our program as well as the Desai Accelerator overall. Students who have a passion for startups and are ready to help real companies grow fast will thrive in this program.

WHAT DO INTERNS DO?

Over 12 weeks in the summer, our interns complete a variety of meaningful and impactful projects for five current cohort companies. In the past, interns have developed web applications, built financial models, conducted customer discovery research,  created style guides, designed user experiences (UX), and made promo videos—there are no typical projects! We hire 10 interns across six roles:

  • Business Intern
  • MBA/Grad Business Intern
  • UX Designer
  • Graphic and Visual Design Intern
  • Video and Content Producer
  • Senior Software Developer
WHO CAN APPLY?

Internships are open to anyone who is enrolled as a University of Michigan student for the duration of our summer program: May 24 through August 13, 2021. We recruit and consider undergraduate and graduate students, as well as domestic and international students from all University of Michigan schools and colleges. This is a full-time summer internship; interns must be able to be present (virtually) during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

WHERE DO INTERNS GO NEXT?

Graduates of this highly competitive internship program go on to work all over the nation on their own startups or early startups, at established startups like Lyft, and premiere software companies like Microsoft and Salesforce. The experiences students gain in our program prepare them well for roles at venture capital and investment banking firms' units focused on tech and startups.

Desai Interns

2021 Internship Applications are now Open!

The Desai Accelerator Summer Internship is the premier internship experience for students interested in and passionate about startups and entrepreneurship. Complete the form below to receive a link to the official Desai Accelerator 2021 Intern Application - specific to the role you are interested in. Role Specific Intern Applications are due February 12, 2021.

APPLY TO BECOME A 2021 DESAI INTERN!

In addition to hosting teams, Desai employs a group of paid student interns for each cohort. Interns have skills across software development, business, and design, and work for the startups in our program as well as the Desai Accelerator overall. Students who have a passion for startups and are ready to help real companies grow fast will thrive in this program.

WHAT DO INTERNS DO?

Over 12 weeks in the summer, our interns complete a variety of meaningful and impactful projects for five current cohort companies. In the past, interns have developed web applications, built financial models, conducted customer discovery research,  created style guides, designed user experiences (UX), and made promo videos—there are no typical projects! We hire 10 interns across six roles:

  • Business Intern
  • MBA/Grad Business Intern
  • UX Designer
  • Graphic and Visual Design Intern
  • Video and Content Producer
  • Senior Software Developer
WHO CAN APPLY?

Internships are open to anyone who is enrolled as a University of Michigan student for the duration of our summer program: May 24 through August 13, 2021. We recruit and consider undergraduate and graduate students, as well as domestic and international students from all University of Michigan schools and colleges. This is a full-time summer internship; interns must be able to be present (virtually) during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

WHERE DO INTERNS GO NEXT?

Graduates of this highly competitive internship program go on to work all over the nation on their own startups or early startups, at established startups like Lyft, and premiere software companies like Microsoft and Salesforce. The experiences students gain in our program prepare them well for roles at venture capital and investment banking firms' units focused on tech and startups.

Desai Interns

2021 Internship Applications are now Open!

The Desai Accelerator Summer Internship is the premier internship experience for students interested in and passionate about startups and entrepreneurship. Complete the form below to receive a link to the official Desai Accelerator 2021 Intern Application - specific to the role you are interested in. Role Specific Intern Applications are due February 12, 2021.

RON MORDKOVICH
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY INTERN
 
"By applying what I've learned in class to each startup's unique needs, I'm gaining a wide range of practical experience working with just one cohort. Desai's fast-paced, high-growth environment makes sure that I'm learning and adapting everyday."

RON MORDKOVICH

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY INTERN

"By applying what I've learned in class to each startup's unique needs, I'm gaining a wide range of practical experience working with just one cohort. Desai's fast-paced, high-growth environment makes sure that I'm learning and adapting everyday."

SOPHIE LINN
BUSINESS INTERN
 
"Not only have I done impactful work that helps the startups move forward, but I also have autonomy in what I do. From managing events to generating social media content, I have ownership of my work and that is incredibly liberating!"

SOPHIE LINN

BUSINESS INTERN

"Not only have I done impactful work that helps the startups move forward, but I also have autonomy in what I do. From managing events to generating social media content, I have ownership of my work and that is incredibly liberating!"

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