St. Olaf Entrepreneurial Scholars

Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship Program

Former Scholars include: Gabrielle Lattery ’20, Aziza Banna ’21, Abigail Hansen ’21, Sydney Wagner ’21, Claire Walsh ’21, Matt Whear ’20, Tor Viren ’20, Jack Buendorf ’21, David Kunau ’21, and George Arbanas ’20

Summer 2021 Opportunities (10 week, full time internships with $4000 of funding):

Other entrepreneurial summer internship opportunities exclusive to St. Olaf students, but not part of the Entrepreneurial Scholars internship funding (these experiences could be funded through the Piper Center Grant (up to $2000) and/or Johnson Family Opportunity fund ($2000+):

We will begin contacting potential internship site hosts in early February.  10+ summer internship opportunities will be listed on a rolling basis throughout the spring semester below, AND in Handshake.  Search under the “St. Olaf entrepreneurship cohort program” flag in Handshake to see all opportunities.

The St. Olaf Entrepreneurial Scholars program pairs rising sophomore, junior, and senior students with summer internships in entrepreneurial ventures. Through opportunities with entrepreneurial alumni, accelerators, incubators, and venture capital firms, students gain experience working in a startup environment while receiving mentorship and support from their host supervisor.

Host sites offer rigorous and challenging work, meaningful projects, and skill-building experiences to their interns. Students selected for the program should be self-motivated problem solvers with the ability to be flexible in a rapidly changing environment. The cohort will gather before, during, and after their internship for networking and reflection on their summer experience. Thanks to a generous gift from our entrepreneurial alumni, participants will receive $4000 in funding for their full-time, 8-10 week internship. Start and end dates are negotiated between the selected student and their supervisor. Housing is not provided for the program.

Past Internships

Other 2019 entrepreneurial scholars completed their internships at Superior Switchel Co., Impact Hub Minneapolis, Drewes Law PLLC, Fruitful Fertility, and Rover Robotics.

At the end of the summer, all interns presented a business pitch on their company at the end of the summer.  View their final pitch presentations HERE.

Check out Rover Robotics and intern Jack Buendorf ’21 in the news with their product Poultry Patrol.  Learn more about their agricultural innovation project.