The IDEA Center has a limited number of internships each academic year. Students are invited to apply for a position as a startup coach or analyst. Additional opportunities may also become available throughout the year with companies in Innovation Park or an early-stage Notre Dame startup, so check back here for updates.
The Startup Coach (SC) is instrumental in overseeing the progression of Student-led Startups within the Student Entrepreneurship program at the IDEA Center. The SC will be responsible for their own portfolio of student-led startups, helping them to de-risk, validate, and grow their businesses with the help of IDEA Center resources. The SC will walk their student ventures through the processes of problem validation, solution validation, prototyping, testing, and market discovery.
The Startup Coach job description can be found here.
Interested students should complete this Startup Coach Interview Application.
Technical Market Analyst
The Market Analyst provides an opportunity for highly-motivated STEM students to apply their technical skills in a business environment. These interns will analyze multiple technologies in the fields of engineering and science, determine market potential/opportunities, identify unmet needs in an industry, perform market research, and discover and understand potential customers.
The Technical Market Analyst job description can be found here. Interested students should send their resume to Tim Joyce, Director, Risk Assessment & Technology Validation.
The primary objective of an Insights Analyst is to understand the needs and perceptions of customers and translate those into business requirements. To do this Insights Analysts will learn a broad set of skills and apply those to build business cases for new companies coming out of the IDEA Center. The insights you gather will be used to guide investment decisions for the university’s venture fund.
The Insights Analyst job description can be found here.
Interested students should send their resume and a cover letter to Ben Hoggan, Director of De-Risking, IDEA Center.