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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Internship Program
Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Internship Program
Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Internship Program

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Internship Program gives students hands-on experience working closely with founders on specific projects at an entrepreneurial venture. This year we also included a track for organizations with a social impact and sustainability focus.

Selected students accepted into the CEC Internship program will work for a total of 125 hours and no more than 20 hours a week at an organization. Students will re​ceive $2,000 to offset the costs of the internship.

Applications open April 18-May 9.

Apply to be an intern

Organizations: apply for interns

FAQs for students

All DePaul undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Yes, participating students will receive a $2,000 stipend, less taxes, paid throughout the program. Students are required to complete all hiring paperwork prior to starting the internship. 

Student interns will complete a total of 125 hours and may work up to 20 hours a week. Internships may start in the beginning of June and end by late-August. Internships may be remote or in-person based on the direction of the organization and schedules will be determined by the student intern and the participating organization. 

Students will track their own hours and managers will approve to ensure they are completing the full 125 hour internship. 

The CEC Internship Program application asks in depth questions about the students backround, prior work experience, skills and also what they would like to learn and further develop. Organizations will be asked to explain the scope of the project and any necessary skills that the student intern already have.

Based on this information, the CEC staff will do their best to match students with entrepreneurial ventures that meet the skill sets and interests of the student and the needs of the organization.

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Internship Program gives DePaul graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to intern with an entrepreneurial organization and work on specific and meaningful projects. Student interns will receive a stipend of $2,000 (less taxes) to participate in the program. Students will be matched with a manager that will mentor them throughout the internship, set clear expectations and give ongoing feedback and support. Students will be given experiences that will enhance their skills and abilities and in return, add value to the organization.

Additionally, students will hear from expert entrepreneurs, fellow interns and CEC staff, in order to share experiences, learn best practices, and build their network.

"The coordinators at the the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center did a great job of matching me with a position that fit my aspirations. I'm a person who wants a wide range of experiences packaged into one job, and that’s exactly what I got."

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship student

Taey Foster 

Student in internship program

Summer in Review

Over the summer of 2021, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center offered students the opportunity to pursue internships among startups in the Chicagoland area. Despite the vast challenges and limitations in the workforce over the last year, each student intern was compensated for their hard work. Watch the full video to hear from program partners and interns.

Watch the 2021 Summer Video

Participate in the Internship Program

If you are a student or organization interested in applying to the program, contact:

Emily Doyle
Program Coordinator, Coleman Entrepreneurship Center
(312) 362-6460