Skandalaris Center

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Connecting WashU students with internships and supporting the St. Louis entrepreneurial community in the process

Since 2008, the Skandalaris Center has offered a Summer Entrepreneurial Internship Program for undergraduate students in all majors. This opportunity allows students to intern for an early-stage startup in the St. Louis area and explore St. Louis’ vibrant entrepreneurial community. Venture hosts range in industry from biotech to education to design firms to patent law.

This paid, 10-week summer program is more than an internship—it is an intensive introduction to St. Louis and to the world of startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The students work at their internship for most of the week, and then on each Wednesday afternoon, they participate in special programming such as tours of entrepreneurial areas/neighborhoods, networking events, and panel discussions. Lunch is provided at most Wednesday events.

Learn more about the requirements and application details for either students or ventures using the links below:

Click to learn more about applying to be an intern.

Click to learn more about hosting an intern.


Jan. 1 – Application Opens

Feb. 10, 11:45 pm – Application Closes

Feb. 20, 4-6 pm – Networking Event, Gargoyle

Feb. 21-Mar. 3 – Interview Period

Mar. 4, 8 am – Matches accepted via email until program is full

Mar. 29 – Internship agreements (students) & deposits (ventures) due

Apr. 22, 5 pm – Venture Orientation, Skandalaris Center

May 31, 12 pm – Student Orientation, Skandalaris Center

Jun. 3 – First day of Internship

Aug. 7 – Celebration Lunch

Aug. 9 – Last day of Internship


Interns collaborate on the Marshmallow Challenge while visiting Wells Fargo's Innovation Lab

Testomonies From Students & Ventures