DEC Entrepreneurial Internship Program (BETA)
Connecting students to entrepreneurial summer internships
There is no better way to learn how entrepreneurship works than to work in an entrepreneurial setting – and no better time to do so than the summer. The Entrepreneurial Internship Program (BETA) is a pilot program that funds students to work for otherwise unpaid internships hosted by early stage ventures (for profit or not for profit) that meet eligibility requirements. Read on to learn more.
Students interested in working in an early stage venture can browse for unpaid internship opportunities on our curated entrepreneurial internship job board and apply to jobs via Handshake. Employers will conduct their own selection process and selected students will receive a job offer directly from the employer.
Students who receive an offer for an unpaid entrepreneurial internship may apply for a summer internship grant worth $4000 for a minimum of 300h of work. Following are the steps for students to apply for this grant:
- Browse entrepreneurial jobs either in our curated job list or on Handshake.
- Apply for the job.
- Get an offer.
- Apply for the “Entrepreneurial Internship Grant” via the career office.
The purpose of this program is to connect Tufts students with summer internships in entrepreneurial settings that would otherwise be unpaid. Companies who wish to be considered for the $4000 coverage per intern should satisfy the following criteria:
- The company must be less than 10 years old
- The company must have between 2-30 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees
- The company must provide 1×1 mentorship to the student on a weekly basis
- All companies may apply, however preference may be given to companies co-founded / led by Tufts alumni
If you are interested in hiring a Tufts intern, please list your job here.