The OIF Student Experience Program offers students the opportunity to work directly with our firm’s partners to learn the ins-and-outs of venture capital.

Partner Jill Raderstorf began the Student Experience Program in 2017 in hopes of educating the next generation of entrepreneurs and investors in Ohio, a key component of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. As OIF’s first intern, Raderstorf saw enormous value in learning about the industry firsthand and now wants to provide the same experience to other students.


“OIF is trying to broaden students’ experiences outside of the classroom. We offer them
the opportunity to interact with companies that are really innovative in their spaces.”

- Jill Raderstorf

The Internship

To date, OIF has hosted more than 30 students for internships and shadow experiences from a number of universities, including Ohio State University, Ohio University, Kent State University, Wittenberg University, Kenyon College and Case Western Reserve University. Additionally, OIF companies host their own interns throughout the academic year and summer, which is another way students can work in a startup environment in the Midwest.

Want to learn more? Read how OIF impacted interns Matthew Benson, Faith Voinovich and Evan Berryman on the OIF blog.

Spend a day with OIF

OIF offers year-round, one-day shadow
experiences to any student who is interested
in entrepreneurship or venture capital. Visit
our offices and get a taste of the business
through term sheet reviews, cap table
modeling, waterfall analyses and negotiation

Shadow days are offered on a first come, first
served basis and typically last three to four


Summer internships are available to high-
achieving students who want to delve deeper
into the industry. The program tailors
responsibilities to students’ interests and
skillset. Former interns have concentrated on
a variety of areas, such as finance,
entrepreneurship and marketing.

Internships for incoming seniors are available
during the summer and as needed
throughout the academic year at the OIF
office in Columbus, OH. Applications are
considered on a rolling basis.


Email with your name, major, year in school and resume or fill out the form below.

Where are they now?

Our interns have gone on to pursue internships and full-time positions, as well as create their
own companies.


“With the right mix of time management and prioritization, you can get a little bit of everything
in a ‘typical’ day at OIF.”

- Faith Voinovich