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Skandalaris Internship Program (SkIP)

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

Since 2008, the Skandalaris Center has offered the Skandalaris 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.

Our process has changed significantly this year. Please review the FAQs closely to learn more about the requirements, application details, and updated process. Click below for additional student and venture specific information.

Click to learn more about applying to be an intern.

Click to learn more about hosting an intern.

SUMMER 2020

January 6, 2020: Venture and Student Applications opens
 
February 3, 2020, 11:59 pm: Venture Application closes
 
February 9, 2020, 11:59 pm: Student Application closes
 
February 12, 2020, 4-6 pm: Internship Networking Event at WashU
 
February 13-23, 2020: Interview and ranking period. All rankings must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 23.
 
February 24, 2020: Matches notified. Must accept or decline by February 27
 
February 28, 2020: Matches finalized and notified
 
March 6, 2020: Intern agreements due to Skandalaris Center
 
March 31, 2020: Venture agreements & first 50% of invoice due
 
April 8, 2020, 2:30-4:30 pm: Intern orientation
 
May 5,2020 4-5 pm: Venture Orientation
 
May 31, 2020, 5 pm: Intern kickoff dinner
 
June 1, 2020: First Day of Internship
 
August 5, 2020: Celebration Lunch
 
August 7, 2020: Last day of internship
 

INTERN COLLABORATION

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