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Venture Fellow 

Chapel Hill, NC

The Venture Fellow will play a crucial role in the early stages of startup creation. This
part-time internship is designed for individuals who are eager to learn and contribute to the
fast-paced world of digital health startups. 

Part-Time Venture Fellow
10 hours per week (with regular work hours from 9am-5pm)


  • Conducting primary and secondary research to gather valuable data and insights.
  •  Analyzing research results to identify trends, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Testing assumptions through practical application and experimentation.
  • Collaborating with a diverse team to contribute to the development of startup ideas.
  • Participating in a one-week in-person session in Asheville with MAHEC, engaging
    directly with healthcare professionals.
  • Assisting in various aspects of the startup creation process under the guidance of
    leading experts.

Qualifications and Interests

  • Prior work experience is advantageous, but not mandatory.
  • A keen interest in improving healthcare outcomes and digital health innovations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  •  Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A mindset geared towards learning, creativity, and producing results.


Compensation and Timeline

  • This internship offers a competitive pay rate of $20/hour, roughly 10 hours/week.
  • The fellowship's duration is at least 3 months, with the possibility to extend it upon
    milestone completion and candidate interest.


  • Direct involvement in the startup creation process alongside the venture experts
    from High Alpha Innovation and Eshelman Innovation.
  • Exposure to the process of building startup products from the ground up.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact in the digital health sector.
  • Networking with professionals and experts in the healthcare and technology
  • (Optional) Unique learning experience through a lecture series on 0-1 startup
    creation, covering vital topics such as Customer Discovery, Workflow and App
    Design, the Business of Healthcare, and Startup Product Management.

Eshelman Innovation Venture Studio is an equal opportunity employer and strongly
encourages applications from students of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Join us in
shaping the future of healthcare!

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