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 35-40 students.

Application/Selection Schedule

Interested students can apply via GoldPASS (#3258069 Deluxe E-ternship Program - 2020 Spring Semester) attach cover letter, resume, and copy of unofficial University transcript. Application close Tuesday, January 14th.

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: 1st round Tuesday, December 16th & 2nd round Friday, January 17th.
  • Mandatory E-ternship meeting: Friday, January 24th from 12:15-1:15 PM.
  • Top 5 student business preferences are due by 5:00 PM Monday, January 27th.
  • Pairings are finalized and students/companies notified by Thursday, January 30th.
  • Selected students are committing to 10-15 hours per week during spring semester (Jan - Apr).

Questions

Contact Michaela Dean at mjorr@umn.edu