MBA Fellowship Program

The MBA Fellowship Program was designed to introduce diverse second-year MBA students to the universe of diverse-owned alternative investment firms.

Applications for 2024-2025 Fellowships are Now Closed.
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The MBA Fellowship Program runs from early September through the end of June.


The MBA Fellowship is virtual and accepts applicants from all over the United States.

About the Program

With generous support from NAIC member firms Grain Management, Palladium Equity Partners, Stellex Capital Management, and Valor Equity Partners, NAIC provides compensated fellowships to students during the academic school year. Participants have a unique opportunity to explore the growing and impactful diverse-owned alternative investment sector.

What You’ll Learn

The NAIC MBA Fellowship Program provides opportunities for participants to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the trends and opportunities in the alternative investment sector, including private equity (buyout, growth & expansion), venture capital, hedge funds, and real estate
  • Help NAIC achieve its mission of increasing the flow of capital to diverse-owned alternative investment firms through education, advocacy, and other innovative programs and initiatives
  • Conduct research on the capital allocator landscape, NAIC Member Firms, emerging manager programs, and other relevant subject areas
  • Complete data aggregation and develop compelling presentations that highlight reasons for investing with diverse-owned managers
  • Research the potential new member pipeline and enhance the NAIC membership experience
  • Develop a database of top diverse talent for relevant opportunities on portfolio company boards, as operating executives, and other positions relevant to our membership and stakeholder base

Hear from Previous MBA Fellows

Who Should Apply

The MBA Fellowship Program is for ethnically diverse second-year MBA students who are focusing in Finance and plan to pursue a career in the alternative investment sector.

Desired Attributes

  • Exceptional team member
  • High performing communicator, both written and verbal
  • Passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in the financial sector
  • Responsive and committed to excellence in the execution of responsibilities
  • Skilled at research, modeling and developing high quality, data-rich presentations
  • A high degree of professionalism, character and moral fortitude
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The MBA Fellowship is a 10-month compensated Fellowship and Fellows are required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week on NAIC assignments. Fellows are compensated at a monthly rate of $3,000, or a total program stipend of $30,000. 

The Fellowships are all remote positions and travel is only required for occasional NAIC meetings. Travel expenses will be covered by NAIC.

Applications for 2024-2025 Fellowships are Now Closed.

2023-2024 NAIC MBA Fellows

Ana Barerra
Ana Barrera

Past NAIC MBA Fellows

Afua Asantewaa
Afua Asantewaa
Adam Lawal
Adam Lawal
Nia Johnson
Ines Valenzuela
Eliana Lozano
Allain Stockton Nicole
Nicole Allain-Stockton
Sofia Baeza Perez
Sofia Baeza Perez
Luigi Crevoisier
Luigi Crevoisier
Najib NAIC
Najib Jai
Shirley Lu
Shirley Lu
Marian Omidiji
Marian Omidiji
Paul Osei
Melvin Pina
Melvin S. Piña
Russell Williams
Russell Williams
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Peter Wright

With Generous Support from These Member Firms

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tina McIntyre at tmcintyre@naicpe.com.