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Remote – memoryCrafters – Product Management Intern

At memoryCrafters, we are building a platform to help people create new memories and engage in their old memories.

To help people create new memories easily and quickly, we are building a one stop shop platform for end-to- end planning of milestone celebrations (birthdays, baby showers, graduations, etc.). We streamline the process of planning and managing events for users so that they can focus on what matters most: creating lifelong memories.

memoryCrafters partners with local businesses (birthday party venues, freelancers, hobbyists & vendors) to help them directly market and sell their services to the consumer. We use latest technologies to help our external business partners maximize capacity utilization during non-peak hours.

memoryCrafters also partners with global companies to help them celebrate work anniversaries and achievements of their employees locally.

Product Management Summer Intern:

memoryCrafters is seeking a curious, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individual with strong interest in working at an early stage startup. We are primarily seeking a high performing college student interested in product development. Selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with memoryCrafters employees as well as relevant external partners and stakeholders.

Job Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development of new products by:

o Working with the business development team to understand the requirements of a product that can fulfill the needs of customers, vendors, and external partners
o Generating product requirements by determining specifications, establishing production timetables, and maintaining timetables in line with the Go-to-market strategy
o Working with graphic designers and engineers to translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes.

• Assist in the implementation of new products by:

o Developing product pricing and positioning strategies
o Working with the marketing team to design marketing material that best represents the products.

An Ideal Candidate Should Have:

  • An interest in working in an ambiguous environment at an early stage startup. Ability to work in a team and highly collaborative fast paced environment
  • Interest in technology, and technology enabled features and services.
  • Superior communication and analytical skills, including strong ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems.
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
  • General manager/owner mentality and an entrepreneurial drive
  • Proven ability to work cross functionally and influence others.

If you are interested in learning about the entrepreneurial space, working with a new group of diverse people, developing customer focused products, and contributing to the overall success of the team, please email your resume and cover letter (optional) to abhi@memorykrafters.com noting your interest in the position and any relevant experience you may have.

Remote – memoryCrafters – Software Development Intern

At memoryCrafters, we are building a platform to help people create new memories and engage in their old memories. To help people create new memories easily and quickly, we are building a one stop shop platform for end-to- end planning of milestone celebrations (birthdays, baby showers, graduations, etc.). We streamline the process of planning and managing events for users so that they can focus on what matters most: creating lifelong memories.

memoryCrafters partners with local businesses (birthday party venues, freelancers, hobbyists & vendors) to help them directly market and sell their services to the consumer. We use latest technologies to help our external business partners maximize capacity utilization during non-peak hours.
memoryCrafters also partners with global companies to help them celebrate work anniversaries and achievements of their employees locally.

Software Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  •  Lead the development of the memoryCrafters product suite, including a mobile app
    • Work with the product manager to understand the requirements of the product and determine the operational feasibility
    • Propose easy-to-use software solutions that address the information needs of the customer and partner
    • Develop easy-to-use software solutions using industry-wide best practices while documenting the code for maximum readability and future development
  •  Help design and implement a future-proof memoryCrafters website
    • Work with the memoryCrafters team to understand the vision for the website
    • Work with graphic designers to help implement a customer-friendly User Interface
    • Use technical skillset to design a back-end for the website that can be scaled as needed
  •  Lead the continuous improvement of the product suite by investigating and proposing solutions to problem areas and service issues

An Ideal Candidate Should Be:

  • Interested in working in an ambiguous environment at an early stage startup
    Highly self-motivated, hard-working, able to learn quickly and implement the best approach
  • Able to both work independently on tasks and bring individual contributions to a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Meticulously attentive to detail but also able to grasp the big picture
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple activities and priorities
  • Able to augment their analytical skills with a dash of creative problem-solving
  • Entrepreneurial and passionate about learning the ins-and-outs of our day to day operation
  • Superior communication and analytical skills, including strong ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems.

If you are interested in learning about the entrepreneurial space, working with a new group of diverse people, developing customer focused products, and contributing to the overall success of the team, please email your resume and cover letter (optional) to abhi@memorykrafters.com noting your interest in the position and any relevant experience you may have.

Remote – memoryCrafters – Strategy and Business Development Intern

At memoryCrafters, we are building a platform to help people create new memories and engage in their old memories.

To help people create new memories easily and quickly, we are building a one stop shop platform for end-to- end planning of milestone celebrations (birthdays, baby showers, graduations, etc.). We streamline the process of planning and managing events for users so that they can focus on what matters most: creating lifelong memories.

memoryCrafters partners with local businesses (birthday party venues, freelancers, hobbyists & vendors) to help them directly market and sell their services to the consumer. We use latest technologies to help our external business partners maximize capacity utilization during non-peak hours.

memoryCrafters also partners with global companies to help them celebrate work anniversaries and achievements of their employees locally.

Strategy & Business Development Summer Intern:

memoryCrafters is seeking a curious, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individual with strong interest in working at an early stage startup. We are primarily seeking a high performing college student interested in corporate strategy and business development. Selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with memoryCrafters’ employees as well as relevant external stakeholders.

Job Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of our overall business strategy
  • Drive strategic business initiatives by implementing business objectives day-to-day
  • Lead the development of pitch decks and fund-raising activities
  • Study the available market to develop a Go-to-market strategy with our Minimum Viable Product
  • Work with vendors and external partners to understand their requirements for maximum capacity utilization and corporate event planning respectively
  • Work with the product team to help design and deliver products that address the needs of customers,business partners and corporate partners

An Ideal Candidate Should Be:

  • Interested in working in an ambiguous environment at an early stage startup
  • Highly self-motivated, hard-working, able to learn quickly and implement the best approach
  • Able to both work independently on tasks and bring individual contributions to a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Meticulously attentive to detail but also able to grasp the big picture
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple activities and priorities
  • Able to augment their analytical skills with a dash of creative problem-solving
  • Entrepreneurial and passionate about learning the ins-and-outs of our day to day operation
  • Superior communication and analytical skills, including strong ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems.

If you are interested in learning about the entrepreneurial space, working with a new group of diverse people, developing customer focused products, and contributing to the overall success of the team, please email your resume and cover letter (optional) to abhi@memorykrafters.com noting your interest in the position and any relevant experience you may have.

Remote – Embarc – Front-End Developer Intern

Company Introduction

Embarc is a running technology company with an all-Duke founding team.  We analyze a runner’s indicated training preferences, goals, and upcoming races to provide them with automatically generated running routes in their surrounding area. This precise training helps runners reach peak potential on race day—whether that comes in the form of an actual race or the solo pursuit of a training goal—regardless of where they’re located. At Embarc, we believe that face time translates into better relationships, so while we’ll be remote all summer, we’ll likely have a few calls each week to talk progress, running, and whatever else comes to mind!

Job Description

Embarc is looking for a Front-End Developer who can combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include revamping our minimum viable product’s (both iOS and Android) front-end to a more aesthetically pleasing format. You will work as the liaison between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and helping to decide how the application looks as well as how it works.

Responsibilities

  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Create UI/UX designs and ensure their technical feasibility.
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to API.
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.

Skills And Qualifications

  • Proficient understanding of JavaScript – Dart preferred.
  • Proficient understanding of hybrid mobile frameworks (i.e. React-Native, NativeScript, Flutter).
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as

If you are interested in this role, please email Kevin Cergol Kevin.Cergol@duke.edu

Online Pitch Event and Accelerator

Pear VC is hosting an online pitch event for East Coast & Midwest student and alumni founders on May 13th and applications to its Accelerator close on May 25th.

Pitch! for East Coast & Midwest students

May 13th 6PM EST. Learn more and RSVP to join.

Pitch your startup idea and get live feedback from VCs at Index Ventures, Defy VC, and Pear. The pitches are 3-minute with no slides. You can also just watch via Zoom if you don’t have an idea to share.

Pear Accelerator S20

Pear VC works hands-on with 15 startups over 13 weeks to build iconic companies. Product & growth mentorship, funding, office space, and a demo day attended by 400+ top VCs. We are conducting rolling interviews. Applications for the Summer 2020 cohort close on May 25th. Learn more and APPLY HERE.

About Pear VC: Pear VC partners with founders from day zero to build category defining companies. Our team has founded 6 companies and we share that experience with the next generation. Pear has been fortunate to partner early with companies now valued at over $40B, including Doordash, Branch, Gusto, and Guardant Health. We have a strong focus on student entrepreneurs. We partnered with 49% of our portfolio companies when the founders were students or recent graduates.

Home from College

From Duke student Ginger del Real:

I am working as a Campus Lead for a startup called Home From College that I believe will greatly benefit my peers. HFC is a digital platform providing access to mentorships and enhanced learning during this time of isolation. The purpose of this platform is to provide students with engaging content through an interactive speaker series from business leaders, innovators and trendsetters across different industries. Students have the opportunity to ask questions, be placed in mentorship programs and have Zoom coffee chats with speakers of their choice. 

Reach out to Ginger (virginia.del.real@duke.edu) with any questions.

New York, NY – Next Gen HQ – Biz Ops Assistant

Next Gen HQ is hiring a full-time Business Operations Assistant! The Biz Ops Assistant will work with our Director of Growth and the Founders of Next Gen HQ to move our strategic objectives forward. This cross-functional role includes responsibilities in People Operations (hiring, onboarding), Administration, Community Operations, and Digital/Social Media. This person will wear many different hats and work to support all Next Gen HQ departments, most actively the Events, Media, and Brand Partnerships Groups.
This position has a starting salary of $40,000++, and we are hoping for a start date sometime this month! Here is the link to apply! Questions can be directed to Alyssa Canning alyssa@nextgenhq.com

Remote – Duke LEADership Summer Business Institute – Resident Teaching Advisor for Virtual Learning Program

Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

SBI Program Dates: June 22 – July 3

LEADership Summer Business Institute Mission:

The LEADership Summer Business Institute hosts 30 high-ability, rising high school seniors from all over the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We strive to address education access and excellence by establishing a cross- sector collaborative of corporate, government agency, higher education, and non- profit partnerships that focus on identifying and developing high potential youth of diverse backgrounds into high achievers and responsible leaders. For more information about LEAD visit, www.leadprogram.org

RTA Job Description:

The program hosts 30 scholars who are rising high school seniors. The resident teaching advisor ensures the safety, well-being and academic success of the summer institute high school participants as they learn about business as a career field. The RTA is responsible for supervising their cohort of program participants online Monday thru Friday with availability from 10am – 8pm EDT, with check in availability on weekends for the duration of the program. The resident teaching advisors report to the Program and Operations Directors.

Job Description: The Resident Teaching Advisor (RTA) is responsible for supervising the program’s participants to ensure their safety, well-being, and progress in learning about business as a career field.

Stipend: $850.00 per week.

Personal Conduct, Meetings, and Conditions of Employment: Resident Teaching Advisors are always paid staff and expected to demonstrate integrity and to be professional RTAs are role models for the LEAD scholars and are basically always on duty. RTAs are required to:

  1. Committed to attend all online/virtual sessions with scholars for the duration of the program;
  2. Be responsible and committed educators and provide guidance and support to scholars
  3. Oversee scholar’s settling-in process and helps with student orientation program.
  1. Exercise common sense and mature, good judgment in their relationship with LEAD institute scholars
  2. Work cooperatively with scholars, fellow resident teaching advisors, LEAD administrators and faculty by coordinating LEAD activities, competitions assignments and shared tasks.
  3. Work with fellow RTAs and participate programming, classroom and extracurricular activities to complement the academic program and provide participants with a rich, full experience.
  4. Attend and contribute to regularly scheduled staff meetings with the Curriculum/Operations Director’s and other program staff to report on program and scholars activities and issues. Give suggestions for preventing and managing concerns and problems. Work with LEAD administrators to work to avoid crises and emergencies.
  5. Assume additional administrative roles as needed by the Curriculum/Operations Director.
  6. Ensure the well-being of the LEAD scholars, respect one self, respect others and be an impeccable role model.
  7. Overall responsibility to maintain safety and well-being of scholars throughout program. Supervises and manages appropriate conduct and behavior of scholars;
  8. Attending regular RTA training sessions.
  9. Attends mandatory online RTA Certification and online RTA Orientation (TBD).

We are looking for persons who are:

  • Mature, disciplined, caring, and extremely dependable
    · Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students with advising experience (highly preferred). · very positive about the Duke experience
    · In good standing academically (2.8 GPA or better)
    · Energetic and enjoy working with high school students
    · LEAD alumni (preferred, not required)
    · Leaders with quality experience working with youth especially in a virtual learning environment
    · Not enrolled in Summer School or employed during the training and program dates.
  • Email a cover letter and resume along with the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) references to: M. Keith Daniel, Program Director, Duke LEAD at m.keith.daniel@duke.edu. Application Deadline: May 29 or until positions are filled.

Remote – Pre-Accelerator Early Stage Startup – Internship

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset and an interest in developing healthtech and/or medical device innovations to improve animal welfare?  Then this opportunity may be for you.  During this pre-accelerator internship, you will provide key technical insights to help assess the market needs and product viability of a pet finding innovation for lost cats and dogs.  This start-up idea has been accepted into a six week pre-accelerator program in London, UK starting mid-May. This will create the roadmap for your summer internship and provide you the opportunity to be involved in the early stages of validating and testing customer needs as well as creating and evaluating potential solutions.

Desired Candidate:

  • Biomedical engineering student or other applicable technical study
  • Experience and/or interest in entrepreneurship with an ability to think out of the box
  • Curiosity and willingness to help obtain essential customer insights and adjust product specifications accordingly
  • An interest in companion animal welfare (i.e. pet cats and dogs)
  • Available to have project update calls in the morning. The Founder is from the US and currently lives in London, UK.

Benefits to you:

  • Gain experience utilizing business model validation tools to assess the viability of a start-up idea
  • Obtain market research learnings from two companion animal health markets – US and UK
  • Be an integral part of the “go/no go” decision for an animal welfare innovation

 This internship has the flexibility to be full-time or part-time.  If interested, please contact Duke Alum Laura at  lhinton@alumni.duke.edu. Deadline is Sunday the 10th.

Durham, NC – End Hunger Durham – Community Resource Worker

End Hunger Durham is an education and advocacy organization grounded in alliances with front-line workers and those affected by hunger.

Most people experiencing hunger require help on many fronts before they can stabilize their lives. 17% of Durham’s population lives with food insecurity.

End Hunger Durham provides connections to navigators and assistance for enrollment in programs that can assist them with financial emergencies, housing, healthcare, food, and employment, and more.

We invite you to become a “community resource worker” who learns the array of resources available and how to help people take the next step in their journey to freedom from hunger. We have periodic trainings and engagements.

End Hunger Durham is also looking for volunteers…

with IT skills who can:

  • edit our WordPress website
  • post newsletters on a Mail Chimp platform
  • manage occasional IT tasks such as Survey Monkey, Evite, etc.
  • advise on Excel and Power Point

with social media experience who can:

  • Post on our Facebook page and help build a presence (Will also need to be active with the work.)
  • Develop a Twitter presence for EHD, especially around policy.

with experience in event planning who can

  • help plan and set up forums, dinners and special occasions.

with computer design skills who can

  • create attractive and colorful flyers, brochures, and more

and/or with fundraising experience.

We are accomplishing a great deal with a small paid staff and volunteer force, but like every enterprise, there are expenses.

  • Help write grants, organize fundraisers, and engage donors.

EHD also supports the summer meals program of the Durham Public Schools.

For further details call Betsy Crites at

(919) 381-5969 or email info@endhungerdurham.org

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