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Business Development Intern

2021 Fall Internship / Part-time / Remote

The Fishbowl Challenge is an international business plan competition and accelerator program based in Palo Alto, California. We work with students from around the world to help them build tech-powered social ventures to affect social change. We’ve reached over 2000 students from over 90 countries to date, and invested +$100K in pre-seed enterprises—everything from maternal health-tech in Nigeria to solar-powered ag-tech in Ghana. 


Our founding team is made of renowned industry veterans from Google, as well as young professionals from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the US, supported by a seasoned and diverse team of mentors. Our goal is to empower young entrepreneurs to create global social impact through business.


We are actively seeking enthusiastic interns who can work 10 - 20 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks to join our fall intern cohort from October - December 2021. 

About the role


  • Building relationships with early-stage investors/accelerators

  • Helping plan, organize and execute the Challenge’s Demo Day

  • Creating a resource center for Fishbowl founding teams to leverage throughout the biz dev/product launch process

  • Helping organize and run an accelerator workshop series for the Challenger cohort

  • Opportunities to implement other venture growth initiatives based on your interests/experience


The ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate some or most of the following:

  • Experience or strong interest in start-ups, entrepreneurship, and/or venture capital

  • Interest in the early-stage fundraising / biz dev process

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ambitious / big picture mindset and work ethic

  • Most importantly: Passion for supporting social entrepreneurs!

Due to the health guidance regarding COVID-19, you will be working remotely from home for the duration of the internship, yet will work closely with our global team on a daily basis. The internship is unpaid but you will receive a completion and program outcome certificate as well as references. Your personal and professional growth during the internship is a priority for us. Fishbowl Challenge is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. 

Inquiries may be emailed to Find out more about our team and goals here.

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