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APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
Next round of Applications will open APRIL 2018
About the Startup Internship
If you are student with an interest in becoming an entrepreneur or learning how innovation can get you ahead, this program is for you. Up to ten students from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) will have the chance to intern for clean energy startups during the summer 2017, 2018 & 2019 Ameren Accelerator Cohorts. You will have the chance to work a number of roles to understand many aspects and skills needed to start a business. This internship program is extremely different from other startup internships out there. Not only is this program exclusively for UMSL, but we want students from all colleges and stages in their college career. The Ameren Accelerator Cohort need self-starting UMSL students with the entrepreneur spirit to help their companies thrive.
We want the future innovators at UMSL to participate in this program. Those selected as interns will gain the perfect experience for a career in innovation or those who will someday launch a business. For three months, interns will work 20 hours per week for up to seven of the best clean energy startups, participating in the Ameren Accelerator Cohort startup company member. Because startups expand quickly, each intern will fill many roles in social media, marketing, sales, web design, and more. During their time with the Cohort, interns will work on a project and present it at the end of the internship.
How do interns benefit from this program?
It’s hard to say all the benefits of this program, because there are so many! We have listed a few that will spark your interest.
- Gain a well-rounded experience with innovative startups to build your resume, or someday launch your own
- Receive a $2,500 stipend (Distributed at the completion of the internship)
- If you are eligible, you may earn college credit towards your degree
- An opportunity to work at the Cortex District, right in the center of St. Louis’s entrepreneurship ecosystem
- Access to free snacks, beverages and … a ping pong table!
- Network with entrepreneurs, investors and mentors from all over the world & students like you
This program does not require strict qualifications and experience like the typical internship. We came up with a list of skills we know will lay the foundation for a successful Startup Intern.
- Enrolled as a student at UMSL
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate standing during the fall 2017 semester
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites
- Interest in clean energy and community development
- Strong communication & writing skills
- Creative, flexible, & a self-starter
- Energetic & positive
- Openness to learn
- Willing to try anything
Click this link to learn the application process.
What happens after I submit my application?
Once all application have been submitted, the hard part is on us. We have the challenging task of picking the top 15 applications who will advance into the interview round. Once all applications are reviewed, all students will receive notice whether or not they are invited to an interview.
What should I expect from the interview process?
Applicants who advavence to the interview round will have a scheduled time slot to pitch and talk to some of us who put this program together. These judges will then decide who will be the ten Ameren Accelerator Startup Interns.
How long is the internship?
The internship will last the same duration of the Ameren Accelerator Cohort. Each cohort lasts about 3 months, running from the end of July to the begining of October. During this period, interns will exponentially develop not only your capabilities, but the startups’ capabilities as well. Click this link to view the Ameren Accelerator Internship Program timeline.
Where is the internship located?
The participating startups’ world headquarters will be located in the UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators fishbowl space at CIC@4240. The address of CIC@4240 is:
4240 Duncan Ave, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
More often than not, you will work with the startups world headquarters. There may be opportunities to work off site and join in the fun!
Who do I contact if I have questions?
We know this a lot of information and you may have questions. Email or call us at email@example.com or 314.516.4626, and we will gladly answer all your questions.