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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 organizations with a sustainably driven mission and students interested in working in that field to apply.

Students accepted into the CEC Internship program will work for a total of 125 hours at an organization and be paid a stipend to offset their costs.

FAQs for students

All DePaul undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Yes, participating students will receive a $2,000 stipend in order to off-set the costs of the internship. Students will receive payments throughout 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. 

The CEC staff will do their best to match students with entrepreneurial ventures that best meet their skill set and the needs of the organization. Students will have the opppotunity to meet with the organizations to make sure that it is a good fit.

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Internship Program gives DePaul graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to intern with an entrepreneurial organization and work on specific meaningful projects. Student interns will receive a stipend of $2,000 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 skillks and abilities and 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 

Student in internship program

Summer in Review

Over the summer of 2021, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center was able to offer 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 able to be 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