Position Title:

NC IDEA Summer 2022 Internship for Underrepresented Entrepreneurially-Minded Students~

Company Description:

NC IDEA is an independent private, 501(c)(3) foundation whose vision is to help North Carolinians achieve their entrepreneurial ambition to start and grow high potential companies. NC IDEA fosters sustainable economic development with competitive grants and programs for entrepreneurs and funding to strengthen the North Carolina entrepreneurial ecosystem. NC IDEA offers grant funding and support on the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Learn more at

One way we want to do this is to provide internship opportunities for underrepresented students with the goal of helping to create a more diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Carolina..

Internship Job Description:

NC IDEA is seeking talented undergraduate students with a real interest in startups and entrepreneurship, regardless of major, as demonstrated by having taken an entrepreneurship class, started a business, worked at a startup, or some other relevant experience. Candidates must identify as a female, person of color, or reside in a hometown in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 economically distressed county of North Carolina. (
tiers). Representing more than one of these criteria is a plus.

This program is ideal for students with 1) a desire, following graduation, to become involved in a startup company or organization supporting startups in North Carolina or 2) skills or interest in one of the many areas that could be useful to NC IDEA or one of our startups.

This paid internship will provide an impactful 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 entrepreneurship. The specific projects that you will work on will depend on NC IDEA’s needs and your skills and interest. Past NC IDEA interns have worked on the following types of projects.

Projects that support the work of NC IDEA:
• Researching, updating and analyzing data about the North Carolina entrepreneurial ecosystem
and startups around the state
• Improving and updating our website and social media content, including case studies on the
companies that receive our grants
• Assisting in the execution of our programs and seminars

Projects that support our grantee companies:
• Market research or competitive analysis
• Web or social media content
• Other research activities

Type and Timing of Internship:

Full Time, during Summer

Approximate Start/End Dates:

2022-06-06 — 2022-08-12

Internship Location:

North Carolina


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Application Instructions:

Deadline: 2022-01-28
Applications will be accepted at through Friday, January 28th. Additional questions can be directed to

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