In addition to funding and executive mentorship hurdles, many entrepreneurs and startups have limited funds, expertise and resources to efficiently and effectively complete necessary basic business tasks. ICE fills this gap while simultaneously addressing a COVID-19 induced hardship: gainful work for students. The Internship Consultants for Entrepreneurs (ICE) program fills this gap, providing a service to entrepreneurs and educating the next generation of entrepreneurs simultaneously.
Internship Consultants for Entrepreneurs
Filling gaps with ICE
The ICE program will consist of three cohorts of 3-4 interns each, deployed in successive semesters that provide wrap-around services for appropriately matched startup companies. The interns will be recruited in the greater Spokane and Pullman regions from the schools of business, accounting, and digital technology to provide services in market evaluation/strategy, bookkeeping and digital marketing, respectively. Funds provided by this grant will support the paid internships.
1. Engage Startups
Identify startups who have an existing need that could be addressed through an internship.
2. Enable Matching
This could potentially happen through existing sources like Handshake.
3. Contractual Intern Engagement
Create a project charter.
Frequently Asked Questions
Interns are selected based on overlap between identified company needs and intern expertise and availability.
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