Global Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Powered by the Baker Institute, Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, and Office of International Affairs 

The Global Entrepreneurial Fellowship develops global entrepreneurial leaders by immersing students in project-based internships with early to mid-stage startups in another country. Students learn about the entrepreneurial process and ecosystem in a global setting, and are equipped with the mindsets, skills, and agency to create meaningful lives and lead positive change in the world. 


In summer 2020, a cohort of global entrepreneurial fellows will spend eight weeks in an entrepreneurial hub across the world: New Delhi, India, London, UK, or Dortmund, Germany.


The cohort will begin and end their experience together at the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter in San Francisco, taking a deep dive into personal leadership development, entrepreneurial thinking and creative problem solving.

Read about our Summer 2019 students' experiences over on the Baker Blog!

Program Dates*:

June 1 - 5, 2020: Program Launch, Lehigh@NasdaqCenter in San Francisco
June 8 - July 31, 2020: Entrepreneurial Fellowship in Country
August 3 - 5, 2020: Program Conclusion at Lehigh@NasdaqCenter in San Francisco


*dates at L@NC in San Francisco will be dependent upon international travel arrangements. 

Applicant Profile:

  • You are a rising Junior, Senior, or graduate student in an engineering, arts & sciences, business or education degree program at Lehigh.

  • You are interested in developing your entrepreneurial mindsets, skills, and learning about entrepreneurial ecosystems in an intercultural and global environment. 

  • You are passionate about making a positive difference in the world, and rolling up your sleeves to help budding entrepreneurs grow their early stage companies.

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and enjoy working through challenges in dynamic, fast-paced environments.

  • Ideal skills/mindsets: Self-motivation, curiosity, critical thinking, creative problem solvers who are hungry to learn and provide value. 

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Resume 

  • Cover letter addressing the following: 

    • Why you want to participate, what you hope to gain, what you hope to contribute, and why you are uniquely qualified for the Global Entrepreneurial Fellowship.

  • Rank in order your country preferences:

    • New Delhi, India

    • London, UK

    • Dortmund, Germany.

Application Timeline:

  • Information Sessions:

    • 12/2 at 4:10 in Whitaker Lab 318​

    • 12/3 at 4:10 in Whitaker Lab 318

    • 12/5 at 12:00 in Whitaker Lab 318

  • Early application deadline is December 18th, 2019

    • Special consideration for early applicants

  • Final deadline to apply is January 22, 2020.

  • First round finalists will be invited to interview remotely on January 15th and 16th, 2020.

  • Second round finalists will be invited to interview week of January 27th, 2020.

  • Acceptances will be sent week of February 3rd, 2020

    • Students will have one week to accept upon receiving offer and will sign a binding agreement to participate.


Students accepted into the program will receive housing, flights, and a stipend to subsidize the cost of food, ground transportation and miscellaneous expenses. Students will be responsible for securing their own visas, including cost of doing so. Support will be provided by Lehigh’s Office of International Affairs.


The Global Entrepreneurial Fellowship, formerly known as the Global Entrepreneurship Iacocca Internship, is a partnership between Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, Baker Institute and the Office of International Affairs.

Questions? Contact Samantha Dewalt, Managing Director of the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter.

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