The Weissman Center for International Business and Baruch’s Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, with support from Ronald I. Heller ’67, have partnered to offer the Baruch Entrepreneurial Intern Fellowship Program for Baruch College undergraduate students.
The Baruch Entrepreneurial Intern Fellowship Program provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who complete an unpaid internship in a start-up company during a semester, while encouraging them to develop their professional and intercultural skills through programs offered by the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College.
An internship provides valuable experience and it is an important stepping stone to a full-time position in a student’s chosen profession. However, internships are often unpaid, which can be a significant hurdle for students who already are stretched financially. The Baruch Entrepreneurial Intern Fellowship Program generously offers a $1,250 stipend to help students overcome the financial hurdle of an unpaid internship.
The Baruch Entrepreneurial Intern Fellowship Program focuses on the entrepreneurial spirit of the ever growing global marketplace, and the program supports students who want to pursue an internship that has an entrepreneurial focus.
Benefits of the Program
- $1,250 stipend for a 15-20 hours a week internship.
- Special session provided by the Weissman Center for International Business and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship to assess students’ internships, review the program elements, and provide a networking opportunity for interns.
- Invitations throughout the academic year to participate in events at the Weissman Center for International Business and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, which are designed to supplement the internship experience with professional skills training and intercultural learning activities.
- Undergraduate student with any major with a 2.5+ GPA.
- Student has secured an unpaid internship with a start-up company.
A student may seek assistance with searching for internship opportunities through the Internship Placement Program at the Weissman Center for International Business, the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, or the Starr Career Development Center.
- The start-up company must be in operation for between 6 months and 5 years. It can be in any industry.
- The unpaid internship is for a minimum of 15 but no more than 20 hours per week.
- Students interning for start-up companies that have hosted fellowship students in previous semesters will be given lower priority during the selection process.
- If more than one student is interning for any one start-up, only one of those students may be chosen for the fellowship Open to undergraduates of any major with a minimum 2.5 GPA and who have completed at least one full semester at Baruch College.
- Preference will be given to Juniors or Seniors.
- Previously selected fellowship recipients are not eligible.
- The selection process is highly competitive.
- The program runs each semester (summer, fall, and spring).
- Student receives a $1,250 stipend.
- The stipend is paid upon receipt of a brief report and online survey from the student regarding his/her internship experience.
- Student will complete an unpaid internship during the semester.
- Student will participate in a semester event hosted by the Weissman Center for International Business in order to share the experiences with fellow participants.
- Student will write a 1-2 page summary of the internship experience.
- Student will complete an online survey regarding the internship experience.
To learn more about the program, please contact Justine Kharnak, Associate Director at the Weissman Center for International Business, Justine.Kharnak@baruch.cuny.edu.