BOLD & Entrepreneurship Internship

Network 20/20
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Nov 15

Position description


The BOLD Fellowship for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development is part of Network 20/20’s Southeast Europe portfolio of entrepreneurship & development initiatives. As a New York City based organization with an inclusive international community, we bridge the gap between the private sector, foreign policy, and development across the globe. We leverage entrepreneurial, established, and emerging leaders to drive innovative research and solutions to critical global challenges.

The BOLD Fellowship is an entrepreneurship development program that aims to equip aspiring entrepreneurs from Southeast Europe aged 18-25 with critical know-how, business acumen, leadership skills, network of leading experts, and support the future role-models of the region. As part of the program, a select cohort will participate in a 3-part experiential learning program that consists of an online preparatory phase, in-person boot-camp phase in New York State, and follow-up phase taking place in Southeast Europe.


Position Description

We are currently seeking an intern that will focus on the BOLD program including other entrepreneurship initiatives that Network 20/20 is developing in the region. The intern will be a vital team member and as such will have to be a self-starter, problem-solver, and able to take on roles & responsibilities that she/he will be able to drive forward.

The intern will work closely with Network 20/20’s BOLD team, regional ecosystem stakeholders, U.S.-based founders & entrepreneurship institutions, and State Department partners. This position focuses on providing the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship development programs & know-how, the global startup community, and creating impact in developing countries. It is an excellent fit for a current graduate or post-graduate student who are interested in the cross-section of entrepreneurship, business, international development, startup ecosystem, and global affairs.

The internship will commence on January 3rd and end on June 9th, 2023. It requires a commitment of 20-hours per week (which can be arranged between you and Network 20/20 prior to your first day) that will take place in a hybrid work environment. [CD1] [BT2] 

We are looking for individuals that are based in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) that will work remotely from January until the end of March, and work with the fellows in-person during April and May. A stipend is provided.  

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the development of programmatic elements of the BOLD Fellowship
  • Support the fellows while they will be on-the-ground in NY state
  • Participate in BOLD meetings with founders, business leaders, academics, startup coaches, and other private/public sector leaders
  • Conduct research on areas related to Southeast Europe’s entrepreneurship ecosystem 
  • Support the team in developing Fellow activities prior to and during their arrival to the U.S.
  • Draft emails and direct communication with program participants & partners
  • Assist with planning and confirming travel itineraries & arrangements
  • Coordinate with Network 20/20’s team members on the development and production of marketing and promotional materials



  • Previous internship or related academic/professional experience focused on entrepreneurship, startup ecosystem, international business development, and/or leadership
  • Experience with entrepreneurship methods and techniques
  • Excellent attention to detail, good organizational abilities, and creative problem-solving
  • Experience working with CRMs and/or project management platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience conducting research related to entrepreneurship and economic development is a plus
  • Ability to work independently/remotely as well as closely with a team
  • Experience mentoring and working with founders is a plus
  • Fluency in Bosnian is a plus
  • Knowledge of design programs, video editing, and photoshop is a plus
  • U.S. work permit is required

Application instructions

Application Instruction

To apply, please prepare the two following documents (PDF format)

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (no longer than 1 page)

Kindly submit the 2 documents via email to [email protected].  Please include your full name and the term “BOLD internship” in the subject line.

Please note that your application will not be considered if you do not send both requested documents.