Students start crowdfunding campaign for a student entrepreneurship internship
Young entrepreneurs are trying to raise $50,000 for a new internship for students in the business of online retailing.
Students are looking for the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business and marketing and become a part of a team that will help them launch their business.
In their campaign, The Student Entrepreneurship Company is offering a student internship in the company’s online retail department.
The company, founded by 18-year-old Ben and 23-year old Rachel, wants to get students into a virtual environment to make them feel more comfortable in a digital world.
The company is offering the internship in New York City, where it is based.
“We want to provide an opportunity for students to get involved with a small startup and gain the experience needed to make it a success,” Ben said in a statement.
The interns will work remotely for five weeks, and will have their own desks and work area, which is separate from their peers.
“We want these interns to feel like they’re on the road to a career, not a cubicle,” Rachel said.
“So, our internships are very hands-on, with them learning how to use the company tools, and also interacting with the team, the staff and the customers.”
Ben and Rachel say they are not looking to make money from their company.
“I’m not looking at the money, I’m not getting a salary,” Ben told the BBC.
“The reason we are doing this is because we really love it.
I think that we can do so much more.
We love it to death, it’s so important.”
Rachel says she has been working in the US for six months and wants to become a US citizen and move to Australia.
She said her dream is to start her own business, and hopes to become an entrepreneur herself.
“I don’t want to be like all the other young girls that come to work here and think, ‘Oh, I want to go into the US and work in the food industry, I think I can be a food blogger or a social media guru,'” she said.
“There’s not a lot of people like us here.
I want my future to be the same as mine.
And I’m excited to be part of this team.”
The students are also offering to provide them with a travel and accommodation allowance, as well as the opportunity for their parents to be paid by the company.