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.
Former Participant Ventures
Imagine Deliver is a consulting firm that unravels tough problems, makes solutions universally accessible, and helps clients adapt their work to stay ahead of what’s coming. Their diverse backgrounds give them an edge when it comes to dreaming up unique solutions that deliver results. They lead companies and organizations through creative processes that make room for every person to contribute brilliant ideas. They turn those ideas into actions that quickly benefit their employees, their consumers, their company, and their community. Imagine Deliver helps clients design their work to create stronger organizations, systems, and services that work for everyone.
Tokelau MCT coffee comes from a unique blend of organic coffee, high-quality MCTs, and organic coconut milk, and is the first MCT coffee that gives you all the health benefits of MCTs in the convenience of a single serve cup. Tokelau Coffee is a veteran owned Minneapolis, MN business that donates 5% of profits to veteran organizations.
Capita3 is a micro venture capital fund focused on investing in women-led companies that are innovating in health. Their goal is to increase the number of successful women entrepreneurs and investors while returning exceptional shareholder returns. They are located in Minneapolis, and will invest across the US, with a focus on the Midwest.
Superior Drone LLC
Superior Drone LLC
The Superior Drone intern will enhance existing training materials of Superior Drone FAA Part 107 commercial pilot training course based on research completed with the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. This intern will develop training materials for a new course, Commercial Pilot Business Development, which teaches entrepreneurship to pilots. They will also learn requirements for starting a new entrepreneurial venture.