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Start-up Entrepreneurship Internship Program

An internship program that leverages students skillsets to strengthen the San Diego startup community

The Start-up Entrepreneurship Internship Program

The internship program through the Lavin Entrepreneurship companies talented undergraduate and graduate students with looking to make a difference in the San Diego business community by supporting the growth of an entrepreneurially minded student. The internship program is designed to support startups by interns that will complete a strategic, entrepreneurially focused project for the organization. Past projects have included market research, financial audits, market and industry research, and much more.

The Program Benefits:

  • One intern per semester
  • 150 hours per semester of student time
  • The Lavin Center handles all payroll directly
  • The ability to support the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center and students while adding value to your organization.

Student Application          Employer Application

How the Program Works:

Phase One:
Before the start of the semester, we invite San Diego companies to submit internship applications. Meanwhile, students apply for an internship through the program by submitting resumes to the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. Interviews are arranged for the client with students who match the project requirements.

Phase Two:
The students and organization representative meet on campus for "interview day." After interviewing 3-4 candidates, the hiring organization then selects their ideal candidate for the internship.

Phase Three:
The intern and organization representative are invited to an internship kick-off and wrap-up each semester. This event is a breakfast or lunch held at the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. The kick-off allows all parties to connect and confirm the scope of the internship and agree upon the deliverables. The intern is the individual primarily responsible for the internship project and is expected to take leadership to ensure a successful outcome.

San Diego's continued success and ongoing prominence in the entrepreneurial sector depends on cultivating local talent. Sustain your leading advantage with an SDSU student intern who can help drive your business into the future. If you are interested in participating in the program please complete the application. If you have questions about the application process please email Cyrus at or call (619)246-5235.

Entrepreneurship Distinction
  • Top 25 among America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities 2015.
  • Top 10 in list of "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs."
The road to success is having the right people on the bus.
~ Zeynep Ilgaz, SDSU'00
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Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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