By applying to be a 10,000 Small Businesses Fellow, you will join a competitive program designed to provide real-world experience relevant to your professional goals.
In partnership with local entrepreneurs and your community college, these internships will help you hone your skills through hands-on projects, grow your network, and build your resume for your future career.
Internships are available in fields including marketing, accounting, operations, sales, human resources, IT, and other business fields.
You are expected to work ~20 hours/week for 12 weeks and will be paid $20/hour. The 10KSB Fellows program includes training sessions, peer building events, coaching and feedback sessions and other activities.
Since launching in September 2021, 10,000 Small Businesses Fellows has brought together hundreds of college students and small business owners for a powerful experience.
Over 4 in 5 of small business owners said that hosting a Fellow created value for their business.
Small business owners share that Fellows provided value to the business estimated to be 2x the value of the Fellow’s (fully-funded) stipend over the three-month internship.
Over 90% would recommend the Fellows program to other 10KSB alumni.
What They're Saying
“During the fellowship, my grades went up. [The program allowed me to] to make a connection between school and what it means in the real world. I gained work experience. [This was my] first stepping stone into the working world [which is something that] that many college students aren’t getting.” - a New York 10KSB Fellow
"[This has} broadened my knowledge base and be able to see things from a different side and critically think about things I wouldn’t have been able to without this experience.” - a Baltimore 10KSB Fellow
“I have learned to ask questions and clarification on how things work. I’m establishing connections and a support group for my future career. I’ve learned that I am capable of delivering high quality content on a professional level.” - a Dallas 10KSB Fellow
Enrolled at one of partner community colleges (Morgan State University, Community College of Baltimore County, John Hopkins University, LaGuardia Community College, Cuyahoga Community College or Dallas College)
Any major or course of study
Completed 30 credits, GPA 2.5+
Fall 2022 Timeline
College discussion with student about Fall application