About the NEVCA

The NEVCA works to make Massachusetts the best place in the world to start new companies: building relationships among founders and investors; amplifying the voice of Massachusetts’ entrepreneurial community; connecting top students with startups; and advocating for innovation-friendly public policy. With 700+ venture capital professionals from 80+ firms, its members collectively manage more than $50 billion in capital.


Sarah Sherburne

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Program Manager

  • Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
  • Green: Sarah walks to work from Charlestown every day, rain or shine
  • Motivated: Sarah has been known to traipse all over town for a good workout. Yoga? South Boston. Barre? Newbury Street. Barry’s? Downtown Crossing. Pilates? West Newton.

Sarah Sherburne is a Program Manager at New England Venture Capital Association. She is originally from the Bay Area and came to Boston in 2008 to attend Wellesley College, where she studied French and Economics. While at Wellesley, Sarah was the media intern at Boston World Partnerships, where she developed an interest in the Boston Startup Community and a passion for making Boston accessible as a global hub for business. After college, Sarah worked in private banking and continued to engage with startups and entrepreneurs in the area. Sarah’s work as the Intern Program Manager enables her to be more actively involved in Massachusetts’s vibrant startup community and to support its growth. Sarah is currently pursuing her MBA at Babson and lives in Charlestown with her boyfriend and their goldendoodle, Bugsy.

Ari F. Glantz

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Program Manager

  • Hometown: Cambridge, MA
  • Pathfinder: Ari navigated over 15,000 km without GPS, completing a full circuit of the Australian continent. Success took 10 months and 4 camper vans, all of which were older than he is.
  • Socks: Loves them.

Ari manages marketing, events, and partnerships at the New England Venture Capital Association. Prior to joining the NEVCA, he spent three years negotiating challenging people, places, and situations in a conflict management role. Before that, it’s a blur: Paris, Australia, Cambodia, and San Francisco; as an au pair, baseball player, backpacker, and entrepreneur, (respectively). Ari‘s passion for innovation and adventure was fostered at Vassar College, where he joined his first startup, captained the baseball team, met his fiancee, and catalyzed his conviction that diversity and collaboration are the lifeblood of innovation. As a native Cantabrigian, Ari is personally invested in seeing the startup ethos of Kendall Sq. influence the region at large.

Careers at the NEVCA

Research, Events, and Administrative Intern

What we’re about: The NEVCA strives to make Boston the best place in the world to start and grow new companies. Representing investors at firms across the spectrum—from small to large, tech to life science—we believe that venture capital is most effective when invested in strong people, daring ideas, and supportive environments. Guided by that principle, the NEVCA supports its membership by championing the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Where we live: We call Cambridge home—the CIC in Kendall Sq. to be exact—but we play all over the startup ecosystem. 

Who you are: You’re smart, extremely detail oriented, and an excellent communicator, both on paper and in person. You’re curious about the venture capital and startup worlds, and you’re a savvy researcher who can process information quickly. You have excellent time management and organizational skills and an ability to work independently.

A bit about the job: The NEVCA is lean, fast-paced, and thinks big. We seek an ambitious, talented intern to help us realize the lofty goals we’ve set for the spring. This is a paid position for a rock star contributor—not a coffee elf. In this role, you’ll actively participate in all the cool stuff (like event production, relationship management, and content creation), but you won’t be afraid to help out with the dirty work either (like stuffing nametags, doing research, and writing thank you notes.)

Why it’s the internship of your dreams: Get an insider’s view both on how a fast moving, entrepreneurial organization works, and on the world of Boston venture capital and startup companies. You’ll meet dozens of VCs and entrepreneurs, build critical skills for managing a high performance organization, and get a foot in the door of Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

How to get it: Send us a resume and an awesome cover-something… Is it a letter? A PowerPoint? A video? A collage? The choice is yours! Address your response to the Program Manager (Ari Glantz) at apply@newenglandvc.org. And don’t be shy. We’re looking for creative people, so maybe use the word “creative” somewhere in your application…