Introducing the 2021 PledgeLA Summer VC Interns

The PledgeLA and HBCUvc teams are thrilled to introduce the interns of the third-annual PledgeLA Venture Capital Internship. The paid 10 week program will start with 2 weeks of intensive VC training with HBCUvc, followed by full-time placements at 11 venture capital firms and accelerator programs across LA, including Slauson & Co., Backstage Capital, Vamos Ventures, Greycroft and more! This year’s cohort is a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, from schools such as: Cal State LA, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, USC, UC Riverside, Spelman College, and others. The program, the first of its kind, was founded in 2019 as a way to increase access to venture capital, and we’re proud to welcome another diverse cohort in 2021: all interns identify as either a woman or a person of color, 8 are first-generation college students, and 1 intern is a veteran. Join us in extending a warm welcome and congratulations to this year’s 13 interns, selected from hundreds of applications!

Learn more about the PledgeLA Cohort and HBCUvc’s greater program which expanded to three new cities in 2021 – including Chicago and San Francisco here.