Fellowship Dates

May 24 - July 30, 2021 

  • Remote onboarding: May 24 - 28

  • In-residence: June 1 - July 30


If local and university health and safety policies allow, the fellows will be housed together in a U.S. entrepreneurial hub, but the work done for their internships will be remote. 

Application Deadlines & Process 

Applications will open in November and there will be a first round deadline in January 2021. Those who apply by this deadline will be given preference towards acceptance. Selected applicants will be invited to interview. For those who applied by the first deadline and are not invited to interview, their application will be re-considered as part of the second round pool of applicants. 


  • Applications Open: November 16, 2020


  • Information Sessions (register here)

    • November 16, 2020 at 6pm EST

    • December 1, 2020 at 2pm EST

    • January 19, 2021 at 6pm EST

    • February 3, 2021 at 12pm EST

    • If you are unable to make an information session, at least one will be recorded and available to view online. 


  • Round 1 Applications Close: January 20, 2021

  • Round 1 Interview Invitation: By January 25, 2021

  • Round 1 Candidate Interviews: Early February 2021


  • Round 2 Applications Close: February 12, 2021

  • Round 2 Interview Invitation: By February 16, 2021 

  • Round 2 Candidate Interviews: Mid-February 2021


​Application Criteria:

  • Previous relevant work, internship, or project experience.

  • Demonstrated interest in developing an entrepreneurial mindset and working on global projects.

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

  • Self-motivated, curious, critical thinker, creative problem solver who is hungry to learn and create value.

GEF Eligibility

  • Must be a current, full time Lehigh student in a degree seeking program,

  • of rising junior, senior, or graduate standing,

  • in good academic standing, 

  • not on disciplinary probation, 

  • with a paid-in-full Bursar account, and 

  • may not be planning to take courses or work that overlap with the program dates.


Associated Costs 

Fellows will be given housing in a US city and a small stipend for the 10 weeks. Travel to and from the housing location will not be covered. 


Academic Credit

There is no credit associated with the Global Entrepreneurial Fellowship.