A world-class internship opportunity for smart, ambitious, and exemplary students interested in becoming excellent professionals.
Join our world-class team in Washington, D.C. for an internship that gives you real responsibility and unparalleled professional development.
Who is this internship for?
Open to college students, graduate school students, and exceptional high school juniors & seniors.
High GPA (3.8+) & high SATs (750+) or ACT (33+).
Active involvement on campus demonstrating initiative & leadership.
Exceptional drive, intelligence, consistent actions of integrity, & desire to achieve great things.
Internships are also available for International/Non-US Citizens. International students must have grades at the top 5% of his or her degree to be eligible.
What do interns do?
Interns work on the most urgent and important projects at the companies within Saffron Ventures’ portfolio. This means you will either work on projects in one of our existing companies or on projects in Saffron Ventures Innovation.
Based on their background and interests, interns are paired with a senior-level manager within one of our portfolio companies.
Under the direction of their managers, interns work with high levels of responsibility and impact, just like members of our permanent staff.
Interns may be exposed to many diverse areas of business, including promotion, sales, operations, finance, and product design. Intern roles include but are not limited to: Admissions Interns, Business Development Interns, & Operations Interns.
When can I intern?
Summer: 10 weeks, 40 hours/week, May 20 - July 26, 2019
Winter: 2 weeks, 40 hours/week, December through January.
Semester: Long term internships, 10-30 hours/week, depending on interns’ academic schedules.
What does the internship offer?
Market rate pay for internships in the D.C. area.
Through their work on high-priority projects, interns are guaranteed to learn a range of new skill-sets for becoming an excellent professional.
Each of our intern classes participates in regular seminars and discussions on topics related to business, entrepreneurship, and personal growth.
Interns are offered the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive training program led by SV senior staff for professional and personal development.
All of our internships are paid, and interns are offered catered lunch twice a week as well as participation in company-wide social events.
Our internship program offers students the opportunity to work and spend time with other world-class interns & teammates.
How competitive is this?
It is very competitive and most applicants don't get selected. This doesn't mean the candidates not selected are not competent. Our review process takes into consideration many variables from academic grades to background, to past work experience, attitude, motivation, references, etc. We only hire a candidate if we think the candidate will benefit from the program and add tons of value to our work & community.
How do I apply?
The internship application process is similar to the full time staff application process, but is slightly modified & reduced for intern candidates.
Phone Call: Schedule a call with Saffron Ventures representative to learn more about the program & process. (15 minutes)
Application Form: If we think you might be a good fit for the internship, we will send you a link to the application form, where you’ll submit background information, including your educational history, extracurricular activities, and your most recent & relevant work experience. (30 minutes)
Stage 1 Work Samples: As soon as you complete the application form, you will receive access and instructions to the Stage 1 remote application tasks. (3-4 hours)
Stage 2 Video Interviews + Work Samples: If you pass Stage 1, you will receive an invitation to complete Stage 2, which consists of two video interviews with members of the Saffron team and two 30-minute work samples. (2-3 hours)
Stage 3 References: The culmination of the application process we will also ask to speak with references. If you pass this stage, we'll invite you to join the team!