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Durham, Remote – LiveGlobally – Intern

LiveGlobally is a local non-profit, who serves our local and global communities affected by traumatic situations. We have a volunteer staff of enthusiastic and passionate people who care for those with needs.

We need an intern who can create a status & financial report from the past few years that depicts the successes we have had with our projects. We will post this on our website to help with fundraising and grants.

The deadline for such is December 2021.

For more information or to apply, contact: nina@nina-be.com

Detroit, MI – ProsperUS Detroit – Community Internship

ProsperUs Detroit

Organization Overview

ProsperUs Detroit is a community economic development organization that infuses low-to-moderate
income communities with services and capital to support income generation, business growth, and
neighborhood revitalization from within. We do this in partnership with community organizations,
residents, local and national stakeholders, and, most importantly, entrepreneurs.

Our core programming includes:

  • Entrepreneur Training: We help emerging business owners get started with business planning
    classes and one-on-one support. Focused on the entrepreneur, we provide 12 classroom
    sessions at a community partner site paired with ten hours of one-on-one support that teaches
    the fundamentals of business and address specific needs.
  • Business Services: We help entrepreneurs connect to professional service providers and provide
    grants to support their investment in projects. Through intentional investments on our part, we
    connect business owners with trusted providers who are skilled in legal, marketing, graphic
    design, accounting, and several more services.
  • Microlending: We provide access to capital through a relationship-based lending process
    designed to meet entrepreneur needs. Through trusted relationships, we coach business owners
    every step of the way to secure a loan that fits their needs regardless of their previous financial
    experiences.

For the last ten years, ProsperUs has served as a catalyst for small business development in
neighborhoods. We have partnered with community members, neighborhood organizations, and
resource providers to respond to the needs of emerging and experienced entrepreneurs in our
community to serve over 1300 entrepreneurs. We are energized and inspired by neighborhood business
leaders and work to ensure they have the resources needed to succeed.

Project Proposal Description

For the last several months, ProsperUs Detroit has been the lead organization for the Anchor Business
Project. A collaboration with the New Economy Initiative (NEI), this is a pilot project that infuses
selected businesses with capital ($25K grants) and is pairing that with coordinated coaching and
technical assistance (TA) ($6,250 TA budget). The coaching and TA are a partnership between ProsperUs
and community development organizations (CDOs) where we intend to examine the impact on the
experiences of businesses, business owners, and commercial corridors. This project is managed by
ProsperUs on behalf of The Kresge Foundation in partnership with NEI. Our CDO partners include
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, Jefferson East, Inc., Live6 Alliance, Midtown Detroit,
Inc., NW Goldberg Cares, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance, and Southwest Detroit Business Association.

The pilot nature of this project means that ProsperUs is extremely interested in what we can learn from
and build into future opportunities. We are seeking a Duke Community Intern to support with project
evaluation measures including, but not limited to:

  • Creating, interpreting, and analyzing survey data and results;
  • Performing interviews with business owners, CDO partners, and coaches;
  • Interpreting and analyzing interview content;
  • Creating storytelling mechanisms for project outcomes; and,
  • Supporting the project management of technical assistance project budgets.

Target Outcomes

ProsperUs and NEI are thrilled for this opportunity for collaboration with partners throughout the city.
We are hopeful that the results of this pilot will bolster other initiatives of this kind in additional
neighborhoods in Detroit as well as other cities nationally. To support this aspiration, this project will:

  • Create valuable datasets and associated analysis;
  • Value multiple “ways of knowing” by utilizing multiple evaluation methods;
  • Develop storytelling collateral (interviews, recordings, video, photography); and
  • Contribute to the overall ethos of collaboration and community.

Categorization of Project

  • Strategic
  • Marketing
  • Scaling

Supervisor: Joanna Dueweke-Perez, Director of Operations & Programs
Contact: jduewekeperez@prosperusdetroit.org // (313) 586-0596

Remote – Mr. Chamba – Summer Intern

Summer Intern

Mr. Chamba is an early-stage, e-commerce startup where members can offer and/or hire essentially any digital freelance service. The company was founded by three Duke alumni, is based in Miami, FL, and currently present throughout, and strategically focused on, the Latin American region.

The venture has enjoyed accelerated growth since its inception and is looking to hire two summer interns to aid in strategizing and implementing its ongoing business development plans.

No. of Openings

2

Remote Opportunity

Yes

Employment Start Date

06/01/2021

Employment End Date

07/16/2021

Job Description

The Summer Intern will report directly to the CEO and have the following responsibilities:

  • Design and execute marketing campaigns and other related initiatives to increase brand awareness.
  • Develop a social media strategy to be implemented on a daily basis.
  • Identify and reach out to potential partners for strategic alliances within newly launched geographic markets.
  • Keep track of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and prepare weekly reports to share with the CEO, CTO and Marketing Director.
  • Help prepare institutional pitch decks to be used for fundraising purposes.

The right candidate is passionate about startups, proactive, organized, and a strong communicator.

Qualifications

– Spanish Speaker (Intermediate or better).

– Comfortable working with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Apply: Email your resume to rodrigo@mrchamba.com

Remote – Sprout – Part-time Sales and Marketing Intern

Sprout is seeking a Sales & Marketing Intern who will report to our SVP of Business Development. You will, through 10-15 hours a week of hands-on collaboration:

  • Acquire and qualify sales research data from a leading business contact database
  • Create and present marketing materials such as case studies and proposals
  • Program new rules and build dashboards on top of sales activity information stored in Salesforce
  • Design and analyze Microsoft PowerBI reports alongside Sprout’s developers

With both left brain and right brain demands, this role is for the budding student entrepreneur with a hunger to:

  • Learn the ins and outs of scaling an effective go-to-market sales strategy
  • Deeply understand the motivations and trigger points of buyers for any product/service
  • Apply classroom case studies to quickly changing business needs in a fast-paced environment

ABOUT SPROUT
Founded out of a Duke dorm room in 2014, Sprout leverages data and analytics to make IT asset disposition flawless for the world’s leading enterprises. Our customers choose us because our solutions redefine their expectations of security, convenience, efficiency, and sustainability. Finally, Sprout is backed by private equity company New Capital Partners, a growth investor primarily involved in the industries of healthcare and information security.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Highly proficient across Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and all communication mediums (phone, email, and instant messaging)
  • Hyper organized, disciplined, and determined

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, business management, or similar
  • Strong advocate for simple storytelling and design perfection

Apply here

Remote – Battery Ventures – Internship

Battery’s part-time unpaid Winter 2021 and Summer 2021 internship program

Battery Ventures is now accepting applications for their Winter 2021 and Summer 2021 part-time unpaid internship program, which is run remotely given everything going on with COVID-19. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the positions fill up quickly. To apply, please fill out this application here: https://forms.gle/PgMszNp5Jq1S3DEEA. Students advancing in the process will then be contacted for video interviews. For more information on this internship, please watch this 5-min video providing an overview of Battery Ventures and this 7-min video providing an overview of what to expect in the Battery internship. Battery led JMP’s March 2020 report with the most “Top 100” startups in its portfolio among any venture firm globally (see chart below).

Remote – Kard – Operations Internship

Operations Intern

Kard is looking to hire 1-2 interns for a few hours per week for various projects.

What you’ll do

  • Help optimize Kard’s operational strategy, creating powerful systems to help us scale and get the job done
  • Develop and implement scalable processes for internal operations functions, including budgeting, support, disputes, analytics, and payments
  • Assist the VP of Operations with running company operations

What you bring to the table

  • Demonstrated ability to create processes, analyze systems, make data-driven decisions, and facilitate execution
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Experience learning and managing business software and programs
  • Highly developed people skills and the ability to work cross-functionally in a fast-moving environment
  • Desire to be a part of something at it’s earliest stages, helping to build a category-defining business

Contact thekatieharper@gmail.com for application information.

Durham, NC – Paperplane Financial – Software Engineering Intern

Paperplane Financial, Inc. – Software Engineering Intern

Paperplane Financial serves as a platform offering Income Share Agreements, a private sector loan alternative, to students in the effort to solve the student loan crisis with a simple and innovative approach. We are looking for talented and motivated Computer Science or Engineering students with programming skills for our engineering team. As a Software Engineering intern, you will be responsible for designing, building, testing, and deploying new products and services in a fast-paced, iterative development environment. Over the course of the Fall, we will be building out our website and integrating with cloud-based software. This represents a unique opportunity to help lead the digital strategy efforts of an innovative startup in the FinTech space.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

  • Front end / web applications: HTML, JavaScript, and CSS development

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Backend implementation with AWS (Node.js).
  • Potential for additional responsibilities as the company evolves

 

Requirements & Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Located in Durham for the duration of the Fall
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Able to work at least 10 hours per week
  • Willing to learn new technologies as the company evolves

Strongly Preferred

  • Enrolled at Duke University for the duration of the Fall
  • Comfortable with in-person meetings during the Fall
  • Knowledge of backend JavaScript technologies (i.e. Node.js)
  • Knowledge of one of the following programming languages: C, Java, Python, Swift.

Nice-to-Haves

  • Prior experience with backend providers (AWS, GCP/Firebase, Azure)
  • Sense of humor; good interpersonal skills

 

Compensation

  • This is an unpaid position, but you have the immediate opportunity to jump into an impactful role with a high ranking title
  • Opportunity to stay with the company past the Fall as a true employee if it’s a good fit

 

To apply, send a resume and few sentences about why you are interested to austin.ritter@duke.edu and cameron.polo@duke.edu

Remote – StudentSide – Finance Intern

 Finance Intern

About StudentSide

StudentSide is an edtech company working on an end-to-end platform to help high schoolers learn about their dream schools firsthand from college students who attend those schools. Our mission is to destress and demystify the college process so high schoolers can make the best quality college decision. Given how large of an investment a college degree is monetarily and in terms of one’s time, it is worth conducting the proper due diligence to ensure a school is the right fit.

Job Description

We’re looking for a finance intern to help us on projects regarding our business model and operations. It can be on a part-time or full-time basis, but we are looking for a student to commit at least 6-8 hours a week. Given this opportunity is unpaid (we’re broke college students as well), we want to make this a learning opportunity for you to work on what you think you would benefit from most. If your work is of high quality and you are a fit within our culture, we can explore having you work with us on a more regular basis during the school year.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct market research with the co-founders to help us understand areas such as the total addressable market (TAM), size of market, competitors, and exit opportunities
  • Develop a dynamic model to understand the unit economics of different pricing strategies
  • Create forecasted financial projections to quantify our short-term and long-term visions and the capital required to achieve those goals
  • Assist in the creation of investor-facing materials

Job Requirements

  • Prior experience with Excel and Powerpoint, preferably in a business-setting (prior internship, stock pitches, etc.)
  • Strong proficiency in valuation techniques, corporate finance, economics, and how startups operate (fundraising, agile working, etc.)
  • Be a fervent learner; we don’t expect you to know everything, but we expect you to know what to do when you don’t know something
  • Be self-driven and dedicated.
  • Be able to devote at least 6-8 hours per week on this role.
  • Be able to think strategically, analytically, and creatively.
  • Be communicative and cooperative.
  • Be able to take full ownership of work.
  • Be capable of working on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Be able to do what it takes to get the job done, whether it involves getting your hands dirty (metaphorically) or losing some sleep.

Application Process

Deadline to apply is May 25. Please apply using the following link:

https://forms.gle/zrwjKrjQQu6vxgC56

If you have any further questions regarding this position or would like further details, reach out to us at the thestudentside@gmail.com.

We look forward to reading your application!

 

 

Remote – Black Fire Ventures – Multiple Roles

Black Fire Innovation™ brings UNLV, one of the nation’s top research institutions, and Caesars Entertainment, the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider, together in a collaborative, environment to spark innovations that drive our industry and community forward.

This summer, Black Fire Innovation is offering the following internships:

Skills needed: Python, UX, blockchain, game design

  • Build a lottery based blockchain game with an interface design to be a digital, online pinball or pachinko machine. Game will be presented to commercial gaming companies and online gaming businesses for a social and real money wagering game license.

Skills needed: tech Innovation, AR, VR, Stats, Business planning, Writing and communication skills, tech background in networking is helpful, renewable energy tech and environmental science. nonetheless, these are not prerequisites.

  • EaglePoint Master Plan. Eagle Point is a Southern Utah based, operational, mountain resort covering more than 4600 protected acres of wildlife and nature. Considered one of the most beautiful locations in the United States it has maintained a pristine environmental habitat. Moreover, EaglePoint if the most central location to the largest number and size of national parks in the U.S. Eagle Point wants to establish eco-friendly, tech infused mindful and balanced living resort experience predicated on forward thinking and progressive notions of nature, harmony, meant health and wellness. A year-round resort that has the opportunity to redefine the Fall-Winter-Spring-Summer getaway by emptying the most advanced technologies to support deepest human values. For example, Augmented reality nature hikes, snowboard based competitions and automated delivery of services via drones are some of the concepts presently underway. Other examples include University nature sanctuaries on the private lands and mindfulness programming including mountain Yoga and meditation. The master plan will explore the complete phased approach to achieve a 21st century, tech infused showcase balancing nature humans and recreational activities.The final plan and presentation to the developers will include the student team and submitted for review by other destination developers after IP protection has been processed.

Skills needed: Data analytics, conservationism, political science, writing, IoT, Drones, engineering design, any skills are applicable and any educational background will be seriously considered.

  • Save the Elephants of Botswana. Black Fire Venture is working with Elephants without Borders in Botswana to design a program to better protect a herd of 15,000 that are endangered. We are seeking a plan that uses advanced technology and Data Science to develop a methodology that overcomes the traditional constraints for protecting endeared species. The plan is to be presented to the foundation and submitted for publication in journals. Key to this project is a sustainable funding model which has not been attempted but aligned to new values of trust brokering and social venture capital.

Skills needed: Business, Software design, UX, customer journey, financial modeling presentation skills, writing skills, data science and analytics.

  • The future business model, supporting technology platform and financial model for casino gaming companies as we result of the challenges presented by technology disruption rapidly changing consumer behavior , competition and COVID-19. The business model will be presented to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, CEOs of various established casino gaming companies, casino gaming manufacturers, Fortune 100 technology companies, and eSports video game publishers. The findings will be submitted for publication in a summary article with HBR and various journals.

 

Remote Internships

We are a team of Brown students working to place qualified, ambitious students in internship positions at new, forward-thinking start-ups. Startups can offer positions in marketing, research, strategy, software engineering, design, etc. For many students, their original summer plans may not be transpiring as planned, and we’d like them to know that we are here to support them in finding summer internships. At the same time, many startups are currently navigating unprecedented times and we want to help them find great interns to join their team. Please note that our platform is completely free to both students and startups.

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