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Seeking Interns for Launch of New Internet Startup

Working Like a Dog by KM Photography..We are seeking 1-3 volunteer interns (graduate or undergraduate) who would like to be part of the founding team for an Internet startup. This is an ideal project for a current or recently graduated student who is interested in learning more about social media, Web 2.0 technologies, and how to build a startup. The role is part-time (5-10 hours/week), you can be located anywhere, and your hours are flexible.

The research is led by David Teten, a New York-based investment banker ( ), advisor to venture capital funds, serial entrepreneur, Harvard MBA, and author of The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online. David has founded 3 companies and sold 2. He has also served as a guest speaker at Columbia Business School, NYU Stern, Yale SOM, Wharton, and Princeton. You can see slides from some of his presentations to BAs and MBAs at . We have strong testimonials from interns who have worked with us in the past.


You will have ownership of your own projects and manage these projects from start to finish during the course of your internship.

+ Hours/work location: Flexible. Work at your convenience and your preferred hours from home, anywhere in the world. Typically 5-10 hours per week.

+ Class credit (if you have a professor who approves your participation, and/or if you can recycle this work for a class)

+ Interact with venture capitalists and other thought leaders.

+ Learn about blogs, social network sites, and other Web 2.0 technologies.

+ Learn about social media and social network analysis.

+ Get to know the New York startup community.

+ Significant creative input and flexibility.

+ Very positive references (if merited).

+ We have a strong track record of helping past interns win full-time roles at top firms, including in the past McKinsey, JP Morgan, Lazard, and UBS.


+ Cash compensation: None

Please note that we are a growing company which will be hiring people in the future, but we cannot guarantee any possibility of employment.


Analyses you may work on include:

+ Competitive profiling

+ Pricing options analysis

+ Business/financial model research

+ Process improvement consulting

+ Research on regulatory environment

+ Financial model background research

+ Industry trend analysis

+ Business plan research

+ Other strategic initiatives


+ Passion about our startup’s vision.

+ Strong analytical skills. High attention to detail.

+ Highly motivated self-starter who has a track record of continuous self-improvement, high achievement, and aggressiveness.

+ Strong interpersonal communication skills.

+ Poised, professional demeanor.

+ Prefer strong writing experience. Particularly value a high GPA in writing-dependent courses.

+ Prefer familiarity with Edward Tufte’s work.

+ Strong computer science/web development background valuable but not required


Contact via e-mail only; do not call. Save your resume in Microsoft Word format with the name "Last Name-First Name-Year.doc", e.g., "Clinton-Bill-2010.doc".

Include with your detailed resume:

+ Dates/hours of availability during Spring-Summer 2010. Include travel schedule.

+ Writing sample (from work or school)

+ Physical location. You can do all of the work on this project remotely. However, if you are in the New York area, that is preferable.

Please make sure that you include all of the information that we request above, or we will not be able to consider your application. Please send resume and cover letter to Careers(at) with "Research Assistant" in the subject line.


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