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Watson Institute is led by a team of strong-hearted individuals who aim to shape the future of education while supporting some of the world’s most promising next generation leaders and entrepreneurs.

Watson Institute powers Career and Venture Accelerator programs for partners including Ford, Western Union, Truist, Bank of the West/BNP Paribas, and several private foundations that are impacting over 1,800 entrepreneurial leaders this year. The Fellowship programs include award-winning training, seed funding, committed mentorship, and a vast network of resources. Explore your career opportunities below.

Programs Manager

The primary mission of the Programs Manager is to manage and lead all elements of Watson Institute’s Fellowship programs.

To apply, please visit this link.

Start Date
January 15th, 2024

Our Benefits

At Watson Institute, we believe that our team members are our most valuable asset. We are committed to their career growth and to ensuring their wellbeing by providing them with comprehensive benefits that support their personal and professional growth. We also regularly review our employee benefits to identify areas for improvement and ensure that our teams’ well-being is always a top priority.

Discover the driving principles that guide our organization to success.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Competitive Compensation: We value the experience and skills of our team members and compensate them accordingly.
  • Annual Happiness Fund: As you grow with us, so does your Happiness Fund. This fund can be used for anything that brings you joy.
  • Unlimited Vacation: We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer unlimited vacation time. We also require team members to take at least three weeks of vacation per year, in addition to National Holidays.
  • Monthly Health Insurance Stipend: We offer a monthly stipend to help cover the cost of health insurance for our team members.
  • Parental Leave:  We offer a generous leave policy that includes paid time off for both parents.
  • Retirement Benefits: We believe in investing in our team members future and automatically contribute 3% to their retirement account.

Our Impact

Watson Institute alumni have launched impactful careers and have created over 1,500 part or full-time jobs, and impacted over 5 million people around the world through initiatives they help lead.
The 349 Watson Institute scholars and alumni from 68 countries have raised over $175 million and have been accepted to Y-Combinator, Echoing Green, and six have been  named to Forbes 30 under 30 lists.
With an average acceptance rate of 10%, Watson Institute is as selective as elite institutions – yet we are selecting for radically different kinds of entrepreneurs and students.
Watson Institute receives support and has been recognized for innovation within higher education by Ashoka, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Techstars Foundation, Ford Fund, Western Union Foundation, Bank of the West, and others.