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Summer Innovation Internship

Your Role:
Flex your innovation muscles and work with some of the world’s largest and most forward-thinking organizations. VentureFuel seeks passionate, curious, and driven Innovation Interns to join our fast-growing team.
As an Innovation Intern, you will:
  • Get hands-on experience researching, sourcing, and vetting startups for our corporate innovation programs to spot new opportunities for mutual growth.
  • Dive deep into the emerging technology ecosystem and build reports around key trends, investors, and companies.
  • Take ownership of a critical strategic project at VentureFuel to improve/build a capability that further drives our company’s value to our clients.
The VentureFuel team is a diverse group of corporate innovators, multi-time founders, and industry experts who live and breathe innovation. Interns have the chance to make a real impact by putting their skills into practice and contributing to the cutting-edge work we do. Expect to develop confidence & marketable skills while working with a fast-paced and passionate team.

This paid internship will be a 20-30hr per week commitment, potentially extending to a full-time post-internship position. Start dates for the internship are flexible.

This internship reports to the Director of Innovation & Partnerships and works directly with our Managers, Directors, VPs, and CEO.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise:
If currently enrolled in a graduate program or a 4-year college or university pursuing a Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree:
  • Your field of study is Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business, or other relevant fields. A technical background with a business focus is a plus.
  • Your expected graduation date is on or before December 2024.
If you have already graduated:
  • You want to transition into the consulting/startup space and begin a full-time role in the fall.
You are experienced in one or more of the following:
  • Research, analysis, and reporting
  • Business or innovation strategy
  • Working with startups / prior experience at a startup
  • Technology/innovation scouting
You will do well in this role if you:
  • Love taking initiative with minimal direction
  • Are results-oriented
  • Can see the vision or extrapolate the future potential of ideas
  • Can synthesize complex concepts
You may not enjoy this role if you struggle with:
  • Managing various workstreams or wearing multiple hats
  • Fast-paced environments
  • Communicating clearly, both written and oral
  • Attention to detail
  • Navigating search databases (Crunchbase, Pitchbook, industry specific databases, etc.)
Please come with a clear perspective on how your qualifications will be suited for this internship! We are open to new perspectives beyond what is highlighted!
  • This internship opportunity is remote.
  • Our team is fully distributed across the US.
  • Please note that we cannot provide sponsorship for work authorization at this time. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.
VentureFuel is passionate about creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. VentureFuel is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Pritam Bhattarai at

About VentureFuel:

VentureFuel is an independent innovation consultancy helping the world’s best organizations commercialize innovation to ignite change. We unlock what’s next for organizations like Anheuser-Busch, Comcast, AARP Foundation, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and the State of California by building innovation programs that solve business challenges through startup partnerships.

To help large organizations commercialize innovation to ignite change
• Integrity - Act with honesty, transparency, and authenticity
• Simplicity - Make the complex easy to understand
• Bias Towards Action- Get it done attitude
• Grit - Embrace challenges as opportunities
• Enthusiasm - Bring passion for doing great work
• Intellectual Curiosity- Continuously learn
• Knowledge- Bring expertise and unique perspectives