Business launch internship provides incubator, experience

March 17, 2017

Clarion University, along with its Entrepreneurial Leadership Center and Small Business Development Center, announce the Business Launch Internship Program.

This highly competitive internship will help students gain experience in business development, market research, marketing plans, fundraising and financing. The program seeks young entrepreneurs who are interested in gaining real-world experiences and expanding their entrepreneurial horizons. Interns will have the chance to bring innovation and economic inspiration to the region over the course of three, six or nine months. Incubator space and internship coordination will be provided by the ELC and SBDC at the Gregory Barnes Center. Academic credit for the internships will range from three to nine credits per semester. Salary level will be determined by the net profits generated by the individual.

The internship is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students of all majors, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must have a specific plan for their business and must be able to demonstrate targeted and consistent efforts made to succeed. To apply, students must complete the Business Plan Venture Profile questionnaire, which is associated with the PASSHE Business Plan Competition, during the fall semester. Students are encouraged to take part in the PASSHE competition, as well.

For more information, contact Tracy Reinsel at or 877-292-1843.

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