Participants must have completed our Academy, Incubator, OR Innovation program. During this entrepreneurial internship, teens spend up to 144 hours during the summer working alongside local entrepreneurs and gaining invaluable career experience. Participants also complete 25 hours of in-class coursework focused on employability skills, including resume writing, job interviewing, email and phone communication, presentation skills, and self-evaluation and reflection.
Different from a normal internship, I knew participating through this program would ensure I receive lots of support and access to opportunities I wouldn't have otherwise. This summer, I hope to expand my understanding of how businesses function. In particular, I hope to understand how food is consumed and wasted and how it can best be used to give back to the community.
Beyond entrepreneurial experience, our aspiring teen entrepreneurs bring with them a high level of professionalism, collaboration and teamwork, and creativity and imagination, as well as great ambition, novel perspectives, fresh ideas, and an entrepreneurial mindset. They are eager to apply and extend their learning and ready to get down to business!