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Applications for the Class of 2022 are now open! Questions? You can reach out to us at selection@ventureforamerica.org.

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Online Application

Using this two-page application, candidates register in our system, share their basic information, academic and demographic background, and upload a current resume.

Step
01

Online Essay

In this round, we learn more about candidates’ interest in Venture For America and startups. They have a week to complete two essay questions: “Why do you want to be a Venture For America Fellow?” and “How have your experiences set you up to succeed in a role at a startup?”

Step
02

Video Interview

Candidates invited to the video interview stage will have a 30-minute conversation with a Team member, current Fellow, or Alumni. We discuss why the candidate wants to become a Fellow, their experiences, and what they’ve accomplished.

Step
03

Selection Day

Selection Day is a full day of group activities and individual interviews designed to be challenging, fun, and an opportunity for self-exploration. This final step helps us determine if Venture For America is a good fit for the candidate.

Step
04

Start your application.

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Application Deadlines

We have three separate, but identical, application deadlines. Our criteria remain the same for every deadline, but we recommend applying as early as possible so admitted candidates have additional time to complete Onboarding and prepare for the Match process.

Applicants may not apply more than once during the same season.

Application Deadlines

We have three separate, but identical, application deadlines. Our criteria remain the same for every deadline, but we recommend applying as early as possible so admitted candidates have additional time to complete Onboarding and prepare for the Match process.

Applicants may not apply more than once during the same season.

Deadline 1

 

Applications Open:

Aug. 1 – Sept. 3

Essay Due:

Sept. 15

Video Interviews:

Sept. 24 – Oct. 1

Selection Day:

Oct. 15

Offers Extended:

Oct. 21

Deadline 2

 

Applications Open:

Sept. 4 – Oct. 15

Essay Due:

Oct. 25

Video Interviews:

Nov. 2 – Nov. 9

Selection Days:

Nov. 19 // Jan. 7

Offers Extended:

Dec. 1  // Jan. 13

Deadline 3

 

Applications Open:

Oct. 16 – Jan. 21

Essay Due:

Jan. 31

Video Interviews:

Feb. 9 – Feb. 16

Selection Days:

Feb. 25 // Mar. 4

Offers Extended:

Mar. 3 // Mar. 10

We Have a Webinar for That

Candidates that still have lingering questions are encouraged to join one of our informative webinars. They’ll be able to hear directly from a Team member about what we’re looking for. Please note: webinars are usually conducted during our recruiting season – from August to March.

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We Have a Webinar for That

Candidates that still have lingering questions are encouraged to join one of our informative webinars. They’ll be able to hear directly from a Team member about what we’re looking for. Please note: webinars are usually conducted during our recruiting season – from August to March.

Join Our Next Webinar

Application Guidelines

Applying for our Fellowship? Check out these helpful toolkits for tips on every step of the application.