Who we are

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New York, NY

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Dallas, TX

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Baltimore, MD

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  1. Businesses spanning across industries
  2. 6 leading academic partners
  3. 4 pilot locations

Small business

In partnership with:

  1. Community College of Baltimore County
  2. Morgan State University
  3. John Hopkins University
  4. Bloomberg Philanthropies
  5. Dallas College
  6. LaGuardia Community College
  7. Cuyahoga Community College

“Investing in the future workforce means taking action today. The launch of 10,000 Small Businesses Fellows - bringing community college students and entrepreneurs together in high-impact internships - is our investment in that future.”

Asahi Pompey, President, Goldman Sachs Foundation

Why Fellows?

Small businesses have long expressed the need for workers with the fundamental skills to fuel growth, but often find difficulties building the workforce pipelines to recruit those workers.

At the same time, many college students express a lack of accessibility to real-world experience to navigate professional careers, even as they finish their academic experiences.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Fellows is about bringing together these students and small businesses to solve educational and workforce needs.

As an extension of the existing 10,000 Small Businesses program — which provides educational and capital support to small business owners — this new focus on workforce needs ensures durable growth into the future.

Learn more about
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Busineses

Program details

What can you expect?


  • Paid internship
  • Real-world experience
  • Mentorship
  • Networking

Small Business Owners

  • No-cost support
  • Leadership training
  • Mentorship
  • Talent pipeline

Who is eligible?


  • Enrolled at a partner school
  • Pursuing associate’s degree or continuing education
  • Completed more than 30 credits, GPA 2.5+
  • All majors and courses of study

Small Business Owners

10KSB alumni in one of the four pilot markets:
  • New York City New York
  • Baltimore Maryland
  • Cleveland Ohio
  • Dallas Texas

What's expected of you?


  • Commit 20 hours per week for ~12 weeks
  • Complete all deliverables by end of the internship
  • Participate in on-going training, networking and support services (approx. 3 hours per week)
  • Complete all evaluation forms

Small Business Owners

  • Develop a work-based learning plan for your fellow
  • Supervise and mentor your fellow
  • Participate in on-going trainings and networking events
  • Complete all evaluation forms

Any questions? Contact hello@10ksbfellows.com