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Undergraduate Internships

The CIE offers those enrolled in the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program the opportunity to apply new entrepreneurial skills in emerging Silicon Valley startups.  A variety of paid and unpaid internships are available throughout the year.

In addition, undergraduate students enrolled in the BUSN 145 Entrepreneurship Practicum course have the opportunity to intern for a quarter at both emerging and established startups.  This 2-unit course is available in Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters.  Undergraduate students pursuing a Minor in Entrepreneurship will also have an opportunity for a startup internship through MGMT 198E  Internship in Entrepreneurship.  For more information, please contact ljenkins@scu.edu.

 

CIE Internship Opportunities

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 Racing for Science Seeks Multiple Interns

Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Racing For Science Seeks Multiple Interns
www.racingforscience.org

We want you to enjoy working with Racing for Science. We want to help you become the business leader you were meant to be by offering you the opportunity to hone your skills and offering you the support to do it well. All while doing greater good for your community.

The following role descriptions are not set in stone; if you have a particular skillset or interest not mentioned that you’d like to utilize, please let us know. If you would like to mix and match responsibilities and have us come up with a new title for you, then by all means - we’ll even design a business card for you.

Director of Business Development

  •  Formulate short- and long-term business strategy of Racing for Science
  • Develop new meaningful distribution partnerships to expand Racing for Science market reach
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
  • Maintain presence in the community as representative of Racing for Science
  • Support the Marketing Director and strengthen the Racing for Science presence in the Bay Area community through partnerships and community service events
  • Establish and analyze metrics to track the business health of Racing for Science
  • Speak at Racing for Science public events

Fundraising Manager

  • Coordinate with Director of Business Development to establish revenue streams for Racing for Science
  • Coordinate with Marketing Director to organize Racing for Science fundraising events
  • Create sponsorship packets and proposals to potential corporate sponsors
  • Connect with major financial and media sponsors and perform as spokesperson for sponsorship deals
  • Coordinate with Marketing team to search and apply for science, education, and technology research-related public and private grants

Finance and Operations Manager

  • Support the Executive Director in all functions of Finance and Operations, e.g. sponsorship, budgeting, sales, fundraising
  • Maintain records of event expenses, sponsorship money, and payments to vendors
  • Collaborate with the Director of Business Development and Fundraising Manager to utilize accounting and finance principles to set up revenue streams associated with the Racing for Science mission

Marketing Director

  • Create, grow, and publicize the Racing for Science image to the public
  • Coordinate with Public Relations, Community, and Social Media, and Brand Managers to establish marketing strategy for Racing for Science
  • Establish timelines and projected goals for major Racing for Science public events
  • Establish and analyze metrics to track the social impact of Racing for Science programs
  • Oversee community relations, partnerships, events, and community service efforts to further strengthen Racing for Science’s presence in the Bay Area

Public Relations Manager

  • Support the Marketing Director and strengthen the Racing for Science brand through the use of creative writing
  • Draft and disseminate press releases to major media outlets to bring better awareness of the Racing for Science movement and upcoming events
  • Maintain media outlet database and communicate with all online, print, YouTube, television, and radio contacts whenever major announcements are made
  • Research and reach out to local and national media partners to spread the word about Racing for Science


Social Media Manager

  • Support the Marketing Director and strengthen the Racing for Science brand through creating and managing all social media outlets
  • Update Racing for Science Facebook fan page, Twitter, Tumblr, and Youtube accounts
  • Correspond with Public Relations manager to coordinate all event announcements, promotions, and Racing for Science global shoutouts through social media channels
  • Create engaging ways to grow our audience by utilizing suave social speech savvy
  • Maintain a constant stream of content and dialogue to improve the reach of the Racing for Science brand and increase social media follow/like counts

Community Relations Manager

  • Coordinate with Director of Business Development to develop strategic relationships in the community
  • Coordinate with School Project Managers to ensure that each individual school’s Racing for Science program needs are being met, e.g. manufacturing capability and test space for Racing for Science’s Electric Kart program
  • Build and maintain a database of Racing for Science’s community contacts
  • Interface with community organizations to strengthen the Racing for Science brand
  • Organize community outreach, e.g. K-12 STEM mentoring, organizing guest speeches

School Project Managers

Each school that Racing for Science wants to introduce projects to has a different culture, different rules, and different personalities. It is the School Project Managers’ mission to navigate this landscape and effectively introduce project-based learning experiences into school classrooms.

  • Coordinate with school administration to introduce Racing for Science curricula
  • Create and sustain brand awareness on school campuses
  • Act as ambassadors for school outreach and event opportunities

 

Thank you for taking the time to read through!

Hours, as well as roles, are flexible. Typical hours would be from 4 to 8 hours a week for an intern position. If you resonate with Racing for Science’s mission, it doesn’t matter. We would love to work with you regardless of whether you can give 60 minutes or 60 hours a week.

To Apply:  Please forward resume to Andrew Valmonte, avalmonte1@gmail.com

 

Whether you can give a little or a lot, your contribution is building a stronger community!

 
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