2019 Applications Closed


Are you interested in entrepreneurship and clean energy? Do you want to get paid to learn? Apply for the Ameren Accelerator internship!

Ameren Accelerator
is a corporate accelerator program design to invest, mentor, and accelerate next generation clean energy technologies. Each year, 5 to 7 startups are selected to participate in this 12-week program that includes $100,000 in funding, mentorship, office space, programming, and direct engagement with Ameren Corporation.

Each year, 10 UMSL student from across campus are selected to intern for the Ameren Accelerator startup companies. Our interns don't grab coffee, they do meaningful work that will get them noticed. Students are paid to learn by doing, as they develop a variety of skills and witness first hand the inner workings of a startup.


What do past interns have to say?


Watch this video to hear the experiences of the 2018 interns.




Position Title: Ameren Accelerator Startup Intern


Overview

Ameren Accelerator is a corporate accelerator program determined to fund and mentor startups and new technologies in clean energy. Each year, five to seven startups are selected to participate in this 12-week program that includes $100,000 in funding, mentorship, office space, programming, and direct engagement with Ameren Corporation. 

Each cohort, 10 UMSL student from across campus are selected to work as interns. Interns learn by doing, as they develop a variety of skills and witness first hand the inner workings of a startup. Each intern's responsibilities vary and depend on the needs of their assigned startup. Past interns worked on sales, marketing, social media, market research, web design, programming and other projects.
 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled as an UMSL student during the internship


Desired Qualifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites
  • Interest in clean energy and entrepreneurship
  • Strong communication & writing skills
  • Creative, flexible, & a self-starter
  • Energetic & positive
  • Out of the box thinking
  • Open to learn new things

Weekly Hours

  • 20 hours per week

Compensation

  • $3,000 stipend (paid at the end of the internship)
  • 3 credit hours towards your degree (restrictions apply)
  • Access to CIC amenities (snacks, beverages, and a ping pong table!)

Application

The Ameren Accelerator Internship application consists of four items:
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. 1 Letter of Recommendation

Submission Instructions and Deadline

Please submit the questionnaire and email your resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation to Tamas Javor at javort@umsl.edu by Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM. 

Next Steps

We will notify all applicants whether or not they advanced to the next round on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. 
Date
Event
4/11/19
Open applications
5/3/19
Close applications
5/7/19
Notify applicants advancing to interviews
5/8/19
2 minute pitch interviews
5/15/19
Announce 2019 interns
6/24/19
Pitch Day (required event)
8/7/19
Intern - startup match event
8/12/19
First day of internship
8/21/19
Announcement event (required event)
11/1/19
Last day of internship
11/4/19
Demo Day (required event)

Am I eligible to apply?

Only UMSL students enrolled during the Fall 2019 semester are able are eligible for this internship. We encourage undergraduate and graduate students from all majors to apply. 

What's the interview process like?

Applicants who advance to the interview round will participate in a 2 minute pitch interview. During the pitch interview, you will present to a panel of judges why your should be picked as an Ameren Accelerator Startup Interns.

Where will the internship take place?

The internship will take place at the 4240 building, located in the middle of the Cortex Innovation District. The address is CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave, 2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63110. 

Will I be able to work remotely?

It depends. Your assigned startup decided whether or not you can work remotely. In the past, most interns were able to work remotely for at least part of the internship.

Send your questions to Tamas Javor at javort@umsl.edu or (917) 291-8463.