Entrepreneurial Internship Program

For Employers

The Entrepreneurial Internship Program is an opportunity for early stage startups, small businesses and nonprofits to engage Tufts student talent through our summer internship grant program. 

You will have the opportunity to work with passionate and talented student interns while helping them learn about entrepreneurship in the field. Derby Entrepreneurship Center will be supporting students with a limited number of $4,500 internship grants for a 10-week internship.

Step 1: Check eligibility for the $4,500 program

Following are the employer eligibility requirements for the summer internship grant program.

  • The company must be less than 10 years old
  • The company must have between 1-30 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees
  • The company must commit to providing 1×1 mentorship to the student on a weekly basis
  • The company agrees that the internship will serve as a learning opportunity for the student

Step 2: Post a job

  1. Submit internship job listings to Tufts University by February 15, 2023.
  2. Students will apply for open roles by February 28, 2023.

Step 3: Interview and hire

  1. Arrange an interview with the Tufts student candidate according to your company’s normal hiring process.
  2. Extend an offer to selected student interns by March 13, 2023 

Step 4: Confirm acceptance and start date

  1. Communicate with students by early April on grant funding
  2. Confirm start date with student intern by mid April