Category: Spring Semester

RTP – Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) – Event & Volunteer Management Intern

Venture Connect 2023 – Event and Volunteer Management Intern – Spring Semester

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) has made a commitment to invest in the next wave of talent-seeking roles at premier, high-growth startups in the Triangle. The CED Alumni group of former interns, contract and full-time employees are deeply rooted across the startup ecosystem and continue to contribute to growing startups in our region. They share their stories on how they got their first job at a CED event, or met their co-founder through mutual connection to the organization. This can be part of your story, too.

Venture Connect is CED’s annual 2-day summit that focuses on connecting and empowering entrepreneurial companies in the region with partners, investors, and other organizations to accelerate business growth. VC features 100+ company pitches from seed and growth stage ventures, growth stories from the region, investor pitches, and in-person networking. With over 1,000 attendees, it’s an exciting, “all hands on deck” event, and we need your help to manage the event logistics and the many volunteers that come with it.

This is a 10-week spring semester internship beginning in January 2023 for 10-20 hours per week. Please note, Venture Connect will be held March 29-30, 2023 and we do expect your help on-site that week. As a CED intern, you will have the opportunity to work directly with our team members and gain valuable insights from their expertise. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in startups, entrepreneurship, and events. Projects may include:
● Help recruit and manage student volunteers to help on-site at Venture Connect
● Work on updating and adding content to the website as well as the event app
● Keep track of registration and company application databases
● Attend Venture Connect-related meetings with internal staff, vendors, and sponsors
● Create pre-/post-event surveys to capture opportunities to create valuable experiences
● Work closely with Conference & Event Associate, CEO, and marketing consultant on implementing
new Venture Connect brand and marketing strategy
● Learn essential business platforms – Salesforce, FormAssembly, G-suite, Slack, Asana

Compensation and Requirements:
● Please note CED internships are unpaid positions for college credits
● Current enrollment at a college/university with a letter stating you will receive college credit
● Based in the Triangle with reliable transportation to work at the CED office (RTP)
● Availability to work at least 10-20 hours per week

Interested candidates should send their resume and a brief cover letter to Elaina Bade,

RDU/Remote – Port Group – Operations and Finance

We are building a great team at Port Group ( to provide outsourced business development and sales support services for SaaS, VARs, MSPs, Channel Sales, and other B2B industries. The business is a year and a half old and has a lot of opportunities ahead of it. I’m happy to discuss these over an introduction. Please reach out to

If you have a strong financial and operations background and are interested in working with a local professional services startup, let’s chat!

Hiring full-time and part-time employees as well as paid interns.

Remote – Peace by Piece International – Public Relations Intern

Peace by Piece International is a social enterprise that helps companies demonstrate their commitment to social and environmental justice through their gifting. We do this by partnering with over 35 underserved communities – all who create beautiful, hand-crafted gifts that companies give to event attendees, senior executives, and for team “thank you”s. Each purchase empowers and restores dignity to makers in communities impacted by war, genocide, human trafficking, climate disasters & incarceration. Most gifts can be branded and customized. All are designed to make sustainable impact across the globe — and a long-lasting impression in the life of every corporate recipient.

What we are looking for:

We’re looking for a dynamic and social media savvy intern to help get us in front of the media. We’d like you to develop a PR Plan and act to:

• build relationships with the media (business, gifting, social impact, events management);
• create a media data base;
• write captivating articles and get them published;
• develop a blog;
• gain access/invites to podcasts and relevant interviews.

This is an opportunity for personal and professional growth and be part of an intimate and passionate team that is making an economic difference for hundreds of people. Our work brings a lot of joy and prosperity to both our recipients and our artisan partners… and that makes being part of Peace by Piece very satisfying.

Our story needs to be shared and you might be the person to do it!

This role will report to our Founder and CEO.


• Previous experience with Public Relations planning is preferred but not required.
• Excellent written AND oral communication skills required.
• Awareness/knowledge of different media agendas and platforms.
• Ability to undertake research and build knowledge around industry trends.
• Strategic thinker and self-starter.
• Exceptional time-management and attention to detail.

The Details:

• 6-7 hours weekly for 8 weeks. Start date: February/March, 2022.
NOTE: This could become a summer position if the internship is successful.
• $1000 stipend/or for credit if preferred
• Work can be done remotely

Please send cover letter and resume to: