Deluxe E-ternship Program

Semester Part-time Paid Internships with Leading Entrepreneurial Companies

The Deluxe E-ternship Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to become members of high-potential entrepreneurial teams. At the same time, the program provides early stage-companies with student resources for cross-functional projects. Projects can range from market research to evaluation of new products/services/markets to business planning to support for the launch of a new venture.

Program Goals

  • Test the student's interest and capability in an early-stage venture
  • Gain first-hand exposure to an entrepreneur as they build their business
  • Apply the student's entrepreneurship coursework in a real-world environment

Compensation

The internship is jointly funded by the participating entrepreneurial company and the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship. We require 165 hours of work by the student (10-15 hours/week). The company pays $6/hour (up to a maximum of $1,000) and the Holmes Center matches an additional $6/hour.

Eligibility / Student Selection Criteria

Selection will be based upon demonstrated passion for entrepreneurship, leadership skills, and academic record. Students participating in the entrepreneurial programs and curriculum will receive preference. For this semester we are placing 8-10 students.

Application/Selection Schedule

Interested students can apply via GoldPASS (#2918447 Deluxe E-ternship - 2019 Fall Semester) attach cover letter, resume, and copy of unofficial University transcript by Wednesday, August 28th.

In the cover letter address: (1) how you will benefit from this opportunity, (2) what type of project you are most interested in, (3) what type of business or industry you are most interested in, and (4) your qualifications to be a successful candidate.

  • Students are selected and notified by: Tuesday, September 3rd.
  • Mandatory E-ternship meeting: Thursday, September 5th from 12:15-1:15PM.
  • Top 5 student business preferences are due Monday morning, September 9th.
  • Pairings are finalized and students communicate with business by Thursday, September 12th.
  • Selected students are committing to 10-15 hours per week during fall semester (Sep - Dec).

Questions

Contact Michaela Dean at mjorr@umn.edu