Apply to become an InSITE Fellow

What kind of commitment is expected from Fellows?

InSITE Fellows are expected to be part of the program for at least four semesters. For J-term and second-semester business school fellows, this means you are expected to play an active role in the organization for the remainder of your business school career. For law students, it means you are expected to stay until at least the beginning of your 3L year (or longer if you are a second semester 2L). In exceptional cases, a student may be invited by a Current Fellow after approval by the Executive Committee to apply despite only having three semesters remaining.

The InSITE commitment encompasses not only your contribution to your team and attendance at all events (approximately 4 hours/week including work in between Team Meetings), but a commitment to take on a leadership role in your second year with the organization, either as a Team Leader or an Executive Officer.

How We Select Fellows

Passion and Dedication

We look for applicants who have the energy and willingness to commit to an intense and demanding group such as InSITE, on top of their school commitments. We expect our Fellows to become Team Leaders, Officers, or take their own initiative to improve and contribute to the organization in unique ways.

Interpersonal Skills

We care deeply about finding candidates who have integrity, initiative, leadership, reliability, courtesy, composure, concise and effective communication skills, and analytical ability. Yes, we want it all.

Industry Experience

We learn from each other, so we seek candidates who have experience in private equity, venture capital, starting a company, technology, engineering, operations, law (especially intellectual property law), design, or experience in other arenas that developed skills transferable to InSITE.

While we do not seek to fill specific quotas for any of the programs, we recognize that one of the strengths of InSITE is our diversity across different schools/disciplines and our balance of graduating and first-year/earlier year students, which brings stability and continuity. However, first and foremost, we seek applicants who embody the spirit of InSITE.

 

Criteria for Rating InSITE Applications

Demonstrated desire to commit and contribute to InSITE for the duration of graduate school (at least two academic years):

We want individuals who have a clear understanding of InSITE and are excited to become a part of the organization and ideally take on a leadership role in his/her second year. We also want people who have clearly demonstrated strong business acumen and ethical character. Lastly, we want people who play well with others. Above all, we consider whether or not we would like to work on a small team with a person – and whether that person will add value to the community beyond his/her experience

Skills we look for:

Passion
Initiative & Drive
Teamwork
Strong Communicator
Integrity
Ownership

Relevant prior experience, including:

Prior entrepreneurship or VC experience
Consulting, law, technology, science/medicine, or “other” areas of expertise that may be relevant (medical and technology backgrounds are attractive)
Software development or engineering background that may be helpful in assessing technologies or industries

Individuals who do not necessarily have relevant experience but have demonstrated an ability to think like a VC/Entrepreneur are encouraged to apply!

Chapter-Specific Application Details

New York

Key dates:

  • Written Applications Due: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST
  • Interviews (as applicable): Group Interview September 26th and 27th, One-on-One on September 30th
  • Notification by: October 1st, 2017

 

Application:

The InSITE New York application process consists of a written application and, if invited, an interview. It is designed to assess applicants on three criteria – analytical skills, interpersonal skills and fit with the InSITE community. The written application includes your (1) resume, (2) personal statement, and (3) transaction analysis, detailed as follows:

The below startups received Series A funding last year. Please pick one out of the four companies for your Startup Venture Transaction Analysis. In your assessment, please answer whether you think the venture firm was right or not in investing in this company and identify several criteria to justify your decision. You can pick what investing criteria is most relevant to you based on your prior professional experience and personal perspective (i.e. if you are not a business student, include design, law, or scientific principles in your framework). There are no right answers to this question – we at InSITE just want to get to know you and how you think!

2 pages total, single spaced; 1 for transaction, 1 for personal statement

AirHelp

Estimote

Phosphorus

Qloo

 

Please submit your written application here.

 

Orientation on Wednesday, October 4th 2017

Pitch Night on Thursday, October 5th 2017

NYC Trek on Friday, November 17th 2017

Connect Event on Friday, December 8th 2017

 

Questions  (ny.recruiting@insitefellows.org)

Boston

Info Sessions:
  • MIT Sloan: 9/11 from 11:30 – 12:00pm @ Martin Trust Center Garage
  • Harvard: 9/11 HBS info session is on 9/11 from 5-6PM in Aldrich 08
Application period: 9/11 – 9/13 at 11:59
Interviews: 9/18 – 9/20
Decision: 9/21
New Fellow Training: 9/24, 9/25, or 9/26 (pending)
InSITE Company Pitch Night: 9/24, 9/25, or 9/26 (pending)
Questions: Osman Javed (ojaved@mit.edu) or Denzil Sikka (desikka@mba2018.hbs.edu)

Application:
The InSITE Boston application consists of a written application and, if invited, an interview. The written application includes your (1) resume, (2) personal statement (250 word max), and (3) startup venture transaction analysis (500 word max), detailed as follows:
The below startups received Series A funding last year. Please pick one out of the four companies for your Startup Venture Transaction Analysis. In your assessment, please answer whether you think the venture firm was right or not in investing in this company and identify several criteria to justify your decision. You can pick what investing criteria is most relevant to you based on your prior professional experience and personal perspective (i.e. if you are not a business student, include design, law, or scientific principles in your framework). There are no right answers to this question – we at InSITE just want to get to know you and how you think!
 
Questions: Osman Javed (ojaved@mit.edu) or Denzil Sikka (desikka@mba2018.hbs.edu)
 
Bay Area

InSITE Stanford applications, here.

The application for the Stanford InSITE Fellowship consists of a resume, LinkedIn profile, a statement of interest, and a brief justification about a startup company that you think is particularly interesting.

Questions: Amanda Young, David Mackanic & Kevin Shin (sv.president@insitefellows.org)

Applications Due: November 11th, 2017 (notifications on the 13th)
Info Sessions on 10/24/17 and 11/01/17
Pitch Night on 11/16/17

InSITE Berkeley applications, here.

We are looking for driven and talented Berkeley business and law school students to join InSITE as a fellow. Please reach out to us with any questions at berkeley.president@insitefellows.org.

Applications Due: Monday, September 11th, 2017
Interviews: September 14th-20th, 2017
Notifications: Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Information Session at Club Fair on 08/31/17

Philadelphia

Info Sessions:

  • Wharton: 09/06/17 at noon
  • Law School: 09/12/17 at 3:00PM

Apply by 09/15/17 at noon.

Interviews will begin on 9/22/17

Decisions by 9/30/17

New Fellows Training: TBD

InSITE Company Pitch Night: TBD

Questions?  VP Recruiting, (phil.recruiting@insitefellows.org)

St. Louis

Application:
The InSITE St. Louis application process consists of a written application and, if invited, an interview. It is designed to assess applicants on three criteria – analytical skills, interpersonal skills and fit with the InSITE community. The written application includes your (1) resume, (2) personal statement, and (3) transaction analysis, detailed as follows:
The below startups received Series A funding last year. Please pick one out of the four companies for your Startup Venture Transaction Analysis. In your assessment, please answer whether you think the venture firm was right or not in investing in this company and identify several criteria to justify your decision. You can pick what investing criteria is most relevant to you based on your prior professional experience and personal perspective (i.e. if you are not a business student, include design, law, or scientific principles in your framework). There are no right answers to this question – we at InSITE just want to get to know you and how you think!
Please submit your application here.
Written Applications Due: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 11:59 pm CT
Interviews (as applicable): TBD
Notification by: Friday,  September 22nd, 2017

Questions: stl.recruiting@insitefellows.org

Washington, DC

Apply Online: InSITE Fellows DC Application Form

Questions: dc.recruiting@insitefellows.org

Application:
The InSITE Washington DC application process consists of a written application and, if invited, an interview. It is designed to assess applicants on three criteria – analytical skills, interpersonal skills and fit with the InSITE community. The written application includes your (1) resume, (2) personal statement, and (3) transaction analysis, detailed as follows:
The below startups received Series A funding last year. Please pick one out of the four companies for your Startup Venture Transaction Analysis. In your assessment, please answer whether you think the venture firm was right or not in investing in this company and identify several criteria to justify your decision. You can pick what investing criteria is most relevant to you based on your prior professional experience and personal perspective (i.e. if you are not a business student, include design, law, or scientific principles in your framework). There are no right answers to this question – we at InSITE just want to get to know you and how you think!

Qloo

Our info session is Sept 11, 12:30-1:30pm
Our application deadline is Sept 16, 11:59pm
Our interviews will be Sept 21-23

  • Happy Hour on Tuesday, August 29th 2017
  • Info Session on Monday, September 11th 2017
  • Orientation & Project Pitches on Saturday, September 30th 2017

Still have questions? Email info@insitefellows.org and we’ll make sure to get you a quick answer.