The Kogod School of Business is pleased to facilitate summer entrepreneurship internship opportunities for MBA students interested in obtaining practical entrepreneurial experience during the summer.
A range of entrepreneurship internships may be available with diverse types of entrepreneurial organizations, including:
Entrepreneurial new venture internship - Working with an entrepreneur in start up business or an early stage new venture
New venture project/analysis in an established organization – Working in mid- to large-size business on a new venture project
New venture project/analysis with a venture capital or other financial service/legal firm – Working in a firm that provides critical financial services, funding or legal services to entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship internship in a nonprofit organization – Working in nonprofit and/or social entrepreneurial organizations on a new venture project.
GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS
Entrepreneurship internships are competitive and require completion of the Entrepreneurship Internship Application Form, a one-to-two page resume, an interview with a Kogod faculty member and/or staff member, and an interview with the potential sponsoring entrepreneur/organization. Students should have an MBA grade point average of 3.2 or higher and will have completed the entire first year of the MBA program prior to the start of the internship.
Serious Commitment – The Entrepreneurship Internship requires a serious commitment and the same levels of motivation, dedication, hard work, responsibility and creativity required of entrepreneurs. Students who start an internship should complete the internship.
Length – The Entrepreneurship Internship typically lasts for eight weeks, starting around June 1 and ending around August 1.
Commitment – Approximately 25 to 40 hours per week.
Unpaid or Paid – The Entrepreneurship Internship may be paid or unpaid. If paid, payment is made by the employing organization with a fixed commitment for the 8 week period that can be increased or decreased based on an alternative period, if agreed to by the student and the employing organization. Hourly salaries typically range from approximately $12 to $18 per hour.
Noncredit – The Entrepreneurship Internship program is noncredit.
Sample Types of Projects: Developing market analysis; developing business plans for the new venture; financial analysis; competitive market analysis; and strategic product analysis.