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Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce
4435 E. Chandler Blvd., #140
Posted: December 17 2014
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionAn internship with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy is unlike any other you’ve had. You’ll be challenged. You’ll be inspired. You’ll be proud. And you’ll be a part of something big.
At the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), college interns are an important part of the team. You’ll be working on critical projects that will help to further YEA!’s and the chamber’s mission and vision, as well as the expansion of both organizations. Better yet, you’ll be that much closer to landing a full-time after graduation! Whether you’re helping to land a story in a national media outlet, or interacting directly with business and community leaders, your experience as a YEA! intern will arm you with valuable real-world experiences, as well the opportunity to hone and cultivate areas of interest or passion and learn new skills.
YEA! is a groundbreaking and exciting afterschool program that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own REAL companies.
YEA! was developed in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation. Today, the Academy can be found in communities nationwide.
Students receive a number of unique benefits from their participation, including a wonderful resume experience, and a way to get involved and connected in the community with local business, school, and community leaders while
empowering local students.
Internship Program Dates (Individual start and end dates may vary)
• Spring Term: January 15 - May 30
• Summer Term: June 1 - September 15
• Fall Term: September 15 - January 15
• 15 to 25 hours per week are recommended.
• Most schedules are flexible.
ResponsibilitiesYEA! Program Manager Interns with the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation will assist in the management and coordination of the local Young Entrepreneurs Academy class. This includes assisting with student recruitment, solicitation of volunteers, coordinating field trips and management of all program events and activities. The YEA! Program Manager Intern will also help the instructor in the classroom as needed and will assist with communicating with parents, students and participants, securing media attention, and will be instrumental in ensuring the success of the students enrolled.
RequirementsThis innovative 30-week program teaches local middle and high school students how to launch their own real businesses through a proven, exciting projects-based approach.
YEA! Interns commit 12-24 hours a week with flexible scheduling. YEA! Interns are enthusiastic, motivated, driven, talented, creative, impeccably professional, and are excited to be a part of a meaningful and impactful community initiative.
Any combination of education and experience providing the skill and knowledge for successful participation and learning in the internship would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to: Must be able to write in a professional and grammatically correct manner. Must be actively and presently enrolled an accredited college or university. Most relevant areas of study include Marketing, International Business, Politics, Economics, Statistics and/or Communications.