School Profile: Washington University in St. Louis
The mission of the Social Enterprise and Innovation Lab is to co-create an entrepreneurial and impact-focused culture of innovation with campus and community members, to spark new ways of tackling complex social problems.
The summer internship program provides an opportunity for students to use the knowledge and practice of social entrepreneurial action to transform the SEIA’s methodology into tangible value for a social impact-oriented start-up or project. Students will be matched outstanding local entrepreneurs who have been trained through SEIA programming.
The SEI Lab summer interns should be equipped with a social entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for social impact and innovation. Project roles range from: program implementation and development, which includes customer and competitor research, business planning and advancement, social media marketing, data analysis, and networking.