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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Internship Program

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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Internship Program
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The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Internship Program gives students hands-on experience while working closely with founders on specific projects at an entrepreneurial venture.

Thank you to all the students and organizations that applied to the 2021 Internship Program. The center is currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with all applicants by Monday, Jan. 11.​

FAQs for students

All DePaul undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Yes, this is a paid internship. Student interns will be paid $2,000 for a total of 125 hours of remote work. Students will enter hours via the DePaul HR system and payment will be subject to taxes.

The summer internship hours must be completed between June 11 and August 19. Winter internships must be completed between January 18 and March 19. All internships will be remote and schedules to be determined by the student intern and the participating organization. 

The CEC staff will match students with entrepreneurial ventures that best meet their skill set and the needs of the organization. 

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Internship Program pays selected DePaul graduate or undergraduate students $2,000 to work 125 hours in a remote capacity at an entreprenuerial venture. 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 hands-on meaningful work that will add value to the organization.

Additionally, students will meet with fellow student interns and CEC staff as a way to check progress, network and share experiences.

"I experienced an overview of the of the day-to-day responsibilities necessary to keep a start-up successful and gained more experience in one summer with this internship than I've gained from years of working elsewhere."

Michal Pirga (BUS '19)
Former intern, Skyline Kitchen Inc.

Michal Pirga 

Hire students at your organization

Businesses can benefit from DePaul's talent by applying to be a host site in the Internship Program.

FAQs for startups

All business organizations must be a legally established entity, and be entreprenuerial in nature. Student interns should work with the founder on specific projects.

Registered organizations should keep in mind that student interns would be required to work a total of 125 hours over the course of the program. 

*The Winter 2021 Internship takes place between January 18-March 19.

Selected from a pool of student applicants, the most qualified students will be matched with selected organizations based on their skill set and the specific needs of the role within the organization. 

These internships are designed to be experiential learning opportunities for students and a chance to see first-hand the challenges that entrepreneurial ventures face. Interns should have significant tasks that contribute to the success of the organization. In the past, interns have performed market research, created web content, developed marketing and sales strategies and helped to redesign website functionality.