UNC interns deliver bottom-line value to the businesses and nonprofits that host them.
- An Entrepreneurial Mindset — students understand the challenges and opportunities high-growth enterprises provide, and actively seek ways to contribute in dynamic environments.
- Knowledge and Training — Coursework gives our students a broad understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship in the economy and society, a practical framework for approaching entrepreneurship and innovation, and exposure to the core competencies required of all entrepreneurs.
Students enrolled in the minor learn strategy, marketing, finance, ethics and business planning through case studies and classroom conversations with leading entrepreneurs from business, the nonprofit sector, the sciences and the arts.
The program seeks partnerships with businesses and nonprofits that can provide real value to the host organization, student interns and entrepreneurship education at UNC.
Host organizations provide:
- Direct experience in the entrepreneurial process, from developing business and marketing plans to helping create actual ventures and new initiatives.
- Orientation to the organization's mission and goals.
- Completed Learning Contract, prepared with the intern.
- Training, supervision, regular feedback, and resources for the intern project.
- Participation in mid-summer site visits.
- Evaluation of the intern and program.
- 320 hours or more of work for their host organization.
- Journal record and case study of their internship experience (within guidelines of company confidentiality requirements).
The Internship Program provides:
- Academic credit (3 hours) and faculty advisor.
- Staff support for the host/intern experience.
For more information, contact:
Department of Economics