Although employment is no longer required to participate in SVMP, the program has traditionally enjoyed an enthusiastic response from many leading companies and organizations across the nation. In fact, more than one hundred different organizations sponsored participants in 2019 (our most recent program year). Employers often express pride in having had a role in the professional and academic development of their employees. In terms of expenses, (although not required) most employers agree to cover the participant's salary and assume the costs of transportation to and from the program, while HBS agrees to cover all educational expenses, including room and board. Because there is a strong interest in the program, and SVMP can accommodate only a limited number of individuals, we encourage employers to authorize their employees early to participate in the program. Employer Authorization forms should be received by the application deadline.

We have a letter that may serve as the initial introduction to the program for internship supervisors. The letter may help convey the advantages of SVMP to potential sponsors.

Recent Sponsors

  • Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Alliance Bernstein
  • Amazon
  • Apple Inc.
  • AT&T
  • Bain and Company
  • Bank of America
  • BASF Corporation
  • BioMarin
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Deloitte
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Facebook
  • FedEx Express
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • Google
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Microsoft
  • National Basketball Association
  • PepsiCo
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Sephora
  • Southwestern Energy
  • SpaceX
  • The Boeing Company
  • Union Bank of Switzerland
  • United Negro College Fund
  • United States Air Force
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Wellington Management Company
  • Wells Fargo
  • W.W. Grainger
  • Yale Investments office