St. Olaf Entrepreneurial Scholars

Summer 2022 Internship Participants

Summer 2022 Internship Participants

Scholars (L-R): Abdou Ghanim ’24, Navpreet Singh ’24, Inna Sahakyan ’23, Alexander Matoushek ’23, Selena Rodriguez ’23, Henry Smith ’23; and virtually (L-R) Miriam Clapp ’24, Moyo Akinola ’23

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, 10 week internship. Start and end dates are negotiated between the selected student and their supervisor. Housing is not provided for the program.

We will begin contacting potential internship site hosts in early February 2023.  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.

Summer 2022 opportunities:
T-Rex Cookie CompanyProduct Marketing & Promotions Intern
ShrpaStrategic Content Accounts Coordinator
SlingwaveMarketing & Business Analytics Intern
Imagine DeliverDelivery and Project Specialist Summer Intern
Capita3Venture Capital Analyst Intern
Hack the GapMarketing and Content Intern

Past Internships

Other entrepreneurial scholars completed their internships at organizations such as Rocky Robinson, Bim Bam Boo, Yonder, Perceptive Avionics, Shrpa, Ingios Geotechnics, Green Dot Sign, TRex Cookies, Superior Switchel Co., Impact Hub Minneapolis, Drewes Law PLLC, Fruitful Fertility, and Rover Robotics.

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.