Kenan-Flagler offers several fellowship programs for entrepreneurial MBA students who are interested in startups, venture capitalist or alternative investments. The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies works closely with each student to determine the type of summer internship which best fits each student's goals.
- Carolina Entrepreneurial Fellows Program (CEF)
The Center works closely with the MBA Entrepreneurship Club to coordinate this fellowship program to match entrepreneurial students with local startups. Typically students work two days a week with one startup (perhaps their own), two days at another startup and each Friday on group projects. This 2/2/1 format gives students a broad entrepreneurial experience and exposure to the local startup community. Funding for the internships comes from the clients, the MBA Entrepreneurship Club and the North Carolina Small Business Technology and Development Center.
- Carolina Venture Fellows Program (CVF)
A unique opportunity for selected students at UNC Kenan-Flagler to work for a year in a venture capital firm. Inspired in part by the Kauffman Fellows Program, CVF is a highly competitive program that places selected students in a structured twelve-month apprenticeship with a venture capital firm. The venture fellow works part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer. Over twelve months, the venture fellow is involved in all facets of a venture firm: sourcing deals, structuring investments, assisting portfolio companies and fundraising. Venture firms that have participated in CVF include: Intersouth Partners, IDEA Fund Partners, Southern Capitol Ventures, A.M. Pappas & Associates, SJF Ventures, Hatteras Venture Partners, Parish Capital, Golden Pine Ventures, Dogwood Equity, The Aurora Funds and Carrboro Capital.
- Alternative Investments Fellows Program (AIF)
This fellowship program connects MBAs with rare summer internship opportunities at private equity and hedge funds. These internships allow students to be involved in all facets of the firm and investment process, including: sourcing deals, due diligence, valuing and structuring investments, and assisting portfolio companies. Proceeds from the Alternative Investments Conference help fund the fellowships for students. Prior participating firms include: Brown Brothers Harriman, North State Capital Investors, Bank of America Global Strategic Capital, The Halifax Group, Jacobs Capital, and Google.