These Teens Mean Busine$$ Internship

An entrepreneurial internship immersion for 9th-12th graders

Want to have a fun summer while earning money?

Spend your summer getting paid, growing your resume, and refining your entrepreneurial passion! As a These Teens Mean Busine$$ Intern, work up to 144 hours alongside a local entrepreneur PLUS gain 40 hours of in-class job-readiness skills. Use your experience to put you a step ahead in your career and education aspirations.

Participants must have completed our AcademyIncubator, OR Innovation program. Students who have completed any business course at school OR participate in DECA Business Club may also apply.

  • Meet and learn from local entrepreneurs.
  • Earn two Madison College Prior Learning Credits (valued at $135/credit) and up to 2 Madison Metropolitan School District high school credit at no cost.
  • Begin to build your professional network.
  • Strengthen critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
  • Earn up to $1,750 for your internship work.

Upcoming session

These Teens Mean Busine$$ Summer Internship – Summer 2022

Job Readiness Training:
Wed & Fri, Jun 22, 24, 29, & Jul 1, 12:00-4:00 pm
Wed Jul 13-Aug 24, 2022 | 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Internship Dates:
Jun 20 – Aug 26, 2022
(up to 144 hrs or 15 – 24 hrs/week)

Other Program Dates:
Internship Orientation – Sunday May 22, 2022 |
11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Internship Celebration Showcase – Aug 26, 2022 |
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Meet our past interns

Looking for a summer intern?

All teens participating in the These Teens Mean Busine$$ Internship Program have entrepreneurial experience through one or more of our These Teens Mean Busine$$ programs.

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!

Encourage young entrepreneurs

Give a tax-deductible full or partial scholarship to allow a deserving teen to participate in one of our These Teens Mean Busine$$ programs.

Bring our youth entrepreneurship programs to your school or organization

We can offer customized These Teens Mean Busine$$ programming to community organizations and schools looking to launch youth-run businesses within their facilities. Get in touch to learn more.

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