Wheeler Student Internship Program (Summer Term)
The educational focus of the Entrepreneurship Enterprise Program is on building entrepreneurial competencies. Qualified employers must provide entrepreneurial experiences that involve the student intern at senior levels of decision making.
- Employing ventures should have fewer than 200 employees and $50 million or less in annual sales.
- For assignments within existing corporations, the new venture initiative must be focused on a new technology or entrepreneurial opportunity in which the parent company intends to pursue through a separate business entity.
- Placements in private equity and technology commercialization must be designed such that the intern is working directly with new technologies/ventures or in the process of evaluating the technical, market and economic merits of a new venture proposal.
To be considered, hosting organizations must submit a proposal/application for each internship placement. Internship proposals are evaluated on the basis of the unique entrepreneurial learning experiences they provide for student interns. The Center for Entrepreneurship maintains sole discretion in determining if a particular opportunity qualifies within the definition of "entrepreneurial enterprise" and provides a quality educational opportunity. The proposal should detail the following items.
- Work responsibilities - The proposal must clearly delineate the duties and responsibilities that the intern will be expected to perform.
- Reporting responsibilities - The proposal must specify the senior leader to whom the student intern will report. The intern is expected to report directly to the lead entrepreneur or another senior decision maker within the host organization.
- Term - The proposal should specify the length of the appointment. Summer internships typically last 10 to 12 weeks.
If your organization wants to become involved, please find the intern request form in Resources above.