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Sumeru Fellows Program

“We believe real innovation requires systematic promotion of inclusion, a diverse set of thoughts and backgrounds and access starting at early stages of career development. The goal of Sumeru Fellows is to provide opportunities to gifted students, including those from underrepresented populations that would greatly benefit from this early exposure to technology and finance”

Christine Squared

“From gaining a greater understanding of the intersection between tech investing and private equity to a community of supportive, motivating mentors, I am forever grateful to Sumeru for giving me an internship and helping me launch my career in the financial services industry. The exposure and skills I gained from this internship are unparalleled, and I am excited to be part of a community of smart, uplifting Fellows.”

Ani Squared

“Through SEP, I learned that being multidimensional will fuel your career across any business function/industry. While there are numerous keys to success, being a Fellow showed me that fully immersing yourself and aiming to be the best at whatever you do, breeds confidence and success.”

Beata Squared

“Through the SEP Fellows Program, I became more immersed in the world of technology private equity as a rising junior in college—an opportunity not many undergraduates receive. I was able to develop my technical skills while also receiving guidance from leaders in the industry, and I am confident that the connections I’ve formed at SEP will remain throughout my entire career.”

Parredhi Squared

“The SEP Fellows program was an absolute blessing in the middle of the pandemic. I was able to meet such driven, empathetic, and high-achieving individuals who were a part of my class as well as everyone at SEP. Through the interview process, I was matched with Criteria Corp. and my experiences there were just as amazing and helped me gain clarity on what I might want to pursue in the future. The program is not just for one summer, but really a lifelong community that you get to be a part of.”

Jaylin Squared

“The SEP Fellowship was great for networking. I was exposed to many different resources and people that really opened my eyes to all the possibilities in the workplace.”

Darius Squared

“The SEP Fellows program was the catalyst in my early exposure to the world of Finance and Technology. The SEP team is passionate about advancing the knowledge of the Fellows through hands-on experience and invaluable mentorship. I was fortunate enough to participate in the inaugural program and attribute this opportunity to be the driving force behind my career in the investing industry. If you have ever thought about a career in finance and/or technology, there is no better culture, environment, or set of individuals to support you in this journey.”


  • Academy-style internship engaging college students, including from underrepresented populations in technology & finance
  • 10-week paid internships at Sumeru and its technology portfolio companies
  • Fellows will work closely with senior executives across various fields (sales, marketing, engineering, finance, operations, investing, etc.) on a daily basis to build meaningful relationships and develop technical and leadership skills
  • Fellows Academy includes workshops, industry leader discussions and networking seminars designed to develop skills necessary for long-term career success
  • Interview & recruiting workshops
  • Discussions with senior executives from industry and finance as well as portfolio CEOs / C-Level teams Investment and finance skill set training
  • Cohort case study projects judged by Sumeru Partners
  • Peer-to-peer networking amongst Fellows class
  • Direct 1:1 Sumeru mentorship between individual Fellows and Sumeru professionals—ongoing commitment to provide guidance & access to Sumeru network in technology / finance
  • Location: Virtual
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2024
  • Program Dates: June 10 – August 16, 2024

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates should be entering their sophomore or junior year of college in a bachelor’s degree program in the United States
  • Finalists will be selected based on eligibility, merit, and demonstrated interest in the technology / software or finance industry
  • Any candidates meeting the above criteria may apply here. Please submit a cover letter, explaining your interest in the position, as well as an updated resume with your contact information (email, school address, phone number), expected major / graduation date as well as recent relevant coursework (if applicable)
  • Applications from students from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in finance and technology are encouraged (but not required)
  • Sumeru and its portfolio companies provide equal employment opportunities to all interns, employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws