The BU Enable Student Internship Program provides students in the MBA Entrepreneurship Career Community with the opportunity to gain experiential learning in either established or small/medium-sized enterprises by working on entrepreneurial projects. MBA Entrepreneurship Portfolio students may earn ES705 credit for successfully completing and reporting on their internship experience.
Types of projects include:
- Market research in establishing a new business unit
- Analyzing the feasibility of a new product or service introduction
- Supporting the development of new strategic partnerships
- Helping a company prepare for new geographic or international expansion
FAQs for Companies:
I would love to have a student work with me at our company. How can I get a student intern?
To participate in the BU Enable program, you should first fill out the Request for Internship Form. Once the application is accepted as a good fit for the program, the students will review the available opportunities and if interested in your company, they will contact you for an interview. Once you have selected a student, you and the BU Enable program office will prepare a formal project plan to be signed by you and the student. This project plan will form the basis of the practicum.
How are students assigned to companies?
Students select companies and projects that are of interest to them, contact the companies and arrange interviews. Based on those interviews, the companies select the student. We expect companies to interview no more than three prospective students per project.
What can I expect from the students?
Students are expected to work for you for up to 10 hours a week either virtually or at your offices. We also expect them to add significant and measurable value to your company through their projects. They receive academic credit for their work, and we expect quality, professional results.
What are the expectations from me as a company?
These should be projects should be (1) entrepreneurially oriented; (2) can be completed over a three month semester; and (3) substantial enough to merit academic credit.
Do I need to pay the students?
No. The students receive academic credits for completing the project and submitting a project report. We do suggest that you make a voluntary $5,000 contribution to the BU Enable program.
Director: Vinit Nijhawan
Director Enterprise Programs
For more information contact:
Associate Director, Planning and Program Development