Jobs & Internship Opportunities

Businss Intern: SÖL

SÖL is an organic sports drink startup that seeks to revolutionize athletic hydration by providing a delicious, healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to existing sports drink options.

Intern responsibilities: Assisting with sales and business development; Monitoring supply- and distribution-chain relationships; Helping to build out our Internet and social media presence; Various product development tasks, including consumer testing

Preferred (but not required!) skills: Graphic design  & Web development

Time commitment: 10-15 hours/week, flexible schedule. $200 / month stipend

Contact information: eric.caine@yale.edu

Businss Intern: Alacrity Semiconductors

Description: As an intern, you will work closely with the founders of Alacrity Semiconductors. Your role will range in a wide variety of organizational activities from gathering data and analyzing it to formulating strategic business decisions.  You will be exposed to a variety of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, which will enable you to network within this segment.

As you build up your skills, you will be provided with ongoing feedback to hone your skills. You will receive this mentorship in both your business skills as well as technical understanding of the product.

If you are accepted to the internship, you will work on a 90 unpaid trial basis. At the end of the trial, you will be eligible to join the team on the full-time basis and receive either an equity stake or salary. This is dependent on performance displayed during the trial period. You will also need to make a commitment to attend the YEI Summer Fellowship Program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Available full time May 21-July 25 to attend YEI Summer Fellowship Program
  • Enthusiastic about acquiring business acumen involved with a startup
  • Superior Communication and Analytical Skills
  • Ability to create marketing slogans and simplify complex explanations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passion for technology and commitment to learning and expanding knowledge base
  • Strong managerial/entrepreneurial drive
  • High attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Emphasis on creative and innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Creative Design skills
  • Website Development experience

Hiring Manager:

James Lin

Contact Details:

james.lin@yale.edu

About Alacrity Semiconductors:

Alacrity Semiconductors is a YEI Summer Fellowship startup focused on revolutionizing the semiconductor industry. Its products are developed by Professor TP Ma, a member of the National Academy of Engineering. By utilizing the products of Alacrity, manufacturers will be able to create products that are fast, have longer battery life, and smaller form factors. Alacrity is currently in the early startup stages, but hopes to ramp up quickly over the next near. Be sure to join to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Design & Web Interns: A&J

Who we are:

We’re an SOM team that’s building a line of stylish, high-quality professional clothing that’s better for the environment. Our first line of products are going to be men’s dress shirts made from 100% organic cotton fabric though we are planning to expand into a number of other products as we grow.

Most people are unaware but the textiles and apparel industry is actually one of the world’s most polluting (in fact, it’s second only to oil and natural gas!). Our goal is to show that it’s possible to build a fun, mission-driven clothing brand that can be part of the solution rather than the problem.

Why interning with us would be fun:

Because we’re a fun team with a great cause! We’re also at an exciting point that would allow meaningful opportunities to contribute to something that’s getting off the ground.

We also both have education backgrounds working with college students and so are interested in making sure that this is a great professional development opportunity – one where our interns develop and finish with real skills that they can use in the future.

Finally, we respect your time – we’ll probably have about 10 hours of work available per week, but that number can change to suit your schedule if we’d like to work with you!

We’re looking for interns to fill two summer roles:

Design / Fashion / Marketing:

We’re looking for someone with an interest in design, marketing and fashion who can help us with our early branding and content marketing efforts. In particular, we’re looking for those with:

  • Strong writing skills (essential)
  • Social media savvy
  • Good eye for design
  • Some photography experience (would be a plus)

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, this would be a great role for someone who believes that brands should stand for more than just moving product but for actually making a difference in the world!

Ecommerce / Web Design:

We’re currently doing due diligence on two ecommerce platforms and once we’ve made a decision, we’ll be rolling out our website early this summer – we’d love to have someone who loves web design and who is interested in building a first-rate ecommerce site.

  • Experience with the basics of HTML/CSS
  • Some understanding of the rest of the web stack as our platform will be built on either php or Ruby (preferred)

This would be a great experience for someone who really wants to develop some ecommerce and web development chops and to be closely involved in a launch.

Lastly…

If you have any questions about these roles don’t hesitate to be in touch! We believe that the best companies start with great teams, so we want folks who are team-oriented, mission-driven, and fun – and we’d be happy to chat more about the project if you are interested!

CONTACT: Amanda Rinderle, amanda.rinderle@gmail.com

wrkIN Business Development Intern

About wrkIN:
Exercising when you travel usually sucks – hotel gyms are sad and regular gyms are expensive. Our vision is to make travel healthier by connecting travelers with awesome fitness facilities. wrkIN was founded earlier this year and will be conducting a beta launch of our first product this summer. The founder, Chris Fleming, is an MBA student at Yale School of Management.

About the role:
We are looking for sophomores and juniors who are passionate about the importance of exercise and health and who have a relentless focus on learning.
As a Business Development Intern you will shape the future of wrkIN by analyzing our customer and partner needs, defining outreach strategy and developing marketing materials. You will also build and maintain relationships with our customers and partners, making this highly dynamic role a great opportunity to build a business from the ground up.

Qualifications:
  • You are passionate about exercise, health and wellness
  • You’re an analytical rock star with excellent writing and communication skills
  • You have experience leading projects and groups

The successful candidate will be granted access to the highly selective YEI Summer Venture Creation Program (details of program here).

The internship is located in New Haven and the minimum time commitment is May 21 – July 25 full time. A modest stipend plus free breakfast and lunch during the week will be provided.

Apply to wrkIN:
Please submit your resume and a 1-paragraph email explaining your interest to Chris Fleming, christopher.fleming@yale.edu. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Hiring is conducted without discrimination based on race, color, genetics, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran covered by the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended.

Business Development Intern: LabCandy

LabCandy is a social enterprise venture whose mission is to encourage young girls' interest in science. You can read more about us at Nationswell, the Yale Daily News, and the Yale Entrepreneur Magazine.

Launched through the 2013 YEI Fellowship Program, LabCandy is spending the summer preparing for phase 2 of our launch, including a major crowdfunding campaign and the lead-up to product manufacturing and distribution. 

Intern responsibilities: You will work closely with our founder on a wide range of activities related to our crowdfunding campaign, including marketing, promotions and various outreach efforts.  Your role will also include work on product research, negotiations with manufacturers/suppliers, and the overall logistics of product development and getting a new product to market. 

We are looking for a creative person with enthusiasm for the startup experience who has great analytical skills, social media expertise, and is comfortable juggling a number of tasks at the same time.  We’ll also be working on our Kickstarter video, so video production skills or interest would be helpful.

Time commitment:  15-20 hours/week minimum, flexible schedule, preferred availability from end of May through July. $250 /month stipend. 

More About LabCandy:

LabCandy's mission is to encourage young girls to imagine themselves as scientists – collaborating, creating, and having fun.  As women hold less than 25% of STEM jobs, we need to break down the persistent stereotype that says STEM isn't for girls.  

LabCandy attacks this stereotype directly, by changing the way that young girls think that a scientist is supposed to look, and thus encouraging girls to picture themselves as scientists.  LabCandy makes available fun and colorful lab gear (bright, patterned lab coats and colorful goggles) and packages them with age-appropriate storybooks (for girls in grades kindergarten through third grade) that recount exciting tales of girls going on adventures and solving challenges along the way through the power of science.

At the end of each story, there are instructions for a do-it-yourself science experiment/demonstration that mirrors the science in the story line and that each girl scientist can try at home, all while wearing the same cool and fashionable lab gear that the characters are wearing in the book. 

CONTACT: olivia.pavco-giaccia@yale.edu

Business Development/Mobile Interns: Rally Bus

Rally Bus is an internet startup and operationally profitable. The company started when we decided to help make the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity (Oct 2010) as successful as possible. We built a website and provided the logistics to help people charter buses collectively. We ended up sending 96 buses from 20 states to Washington, DC! 

Since then, Rally Bus has been applying the power of the social web to event travel (check out our website!). We're currently focusing on scaling our business. Our goal is to educate event-goers (concerts, sports, et.c) about a fun, safe and green alternative to driving, and to make our ad-hoc mass transit system ubiquitous. Currently, we operate in the US & Canada, and hope to expand further. 

We're seeking interns to work with us at YEI headquarters throughout the summer program (5/21 - 7/25) and beyond! You wouldn't have to be here all day, but there's plenty of work to be done. Currently, the business is working on several projects, all of which would benefit from the attentions of a sharp-eyed intern:

*mobile app (developers are working on version 1.0; upon completion, we'll need to tweak and enhance the application)

*branding/marketing/advertising/communications   

*investor documents (research, presentation deck, business plan)

*partnerships with venues/events (NASCAR, music festivals, football, etc.)

*partnerships with other businesses (Hard Rock Cafe, local bars, etc.)

*business development/operations

Depending on your skills & interest, we'll match you with rewarding projects where we expect you to eventually take the lead (perhaps even paving the way to a full-time position -->if you're graduating or an alum, even better!). Since Rally Bus is also part of Yale Entrepreneurial Institute's Venture Creation Program, interns will have the opportunity to learn about many different kinds of startups at YEI, from lunch talks by established professionals to the presence of 14 other young businesses. 

In exchange for your brilliance, we offer a small stipend + all meals during weekdays (breakfast + lunch + dinner).

To learn more, contact siheun.song@gmail.com and nuuman@rallybus.net