NC IDEA’s historical focus has been high-tech, venture backable startups, which meant we worked mostly with companies based in the Research Triangle Park. In 2018, we committed to broaden our reach and intentionally grow our support of under-represented, under-served and under-resourced entrepreneurs, particularly those in economically distressed counties in North Carolina.
In furtherance of this commitment, NC IDEA is offering a Summer 2020 Internship for under-represented students with the goal of helping to create a more diverse group of future entrepreneurs.
This paid internship will provide a fantastic experience with an organization at the center of North Carolina’s startup ecosystem. You will learn about startups and the organizations across North Carolina that support startups. The specific projects that you will work on will depend on our needs in the summer, as well as your skills and background. Past NC IDEA interns have worked on:
Key characteristics that we seek are:
This internship is 40 hours per week and requires a commitment of 10 weeks during the summer. The internship is located in Durham, NC and exact dates are flexible to meet the student’s schedule. The salary is $15/hour. If applicable, interns may also receive class credit for this work and are responsible for making those arrangements with their instructor(s).
Submit a cover letter and resume that are specifically tailored for this opportunity, along with an unofficial transcript here.
The application deadline is Friday, January 17, 2020. Interviews will take place in late January and early February with selection by the end of February.