The IE Internship program introduces students to the intersection of civic engagement, entrepreneurship and cross disciplinary studies. This holistic approach to academia is helping redefine the higher education experience for many underrepresented students. Learn more about the significance of this model.
The bulk of the work that interns complete for the internship stems from the “curriculum” or plan created by the intern and their mentor and/or faculty supervisor. It is this curriculum that will shape the internship experience and will serve as the foundation for the interns’ participation in the required meetings and assignments. For more information on the intern/internship experience and curriculum, find the full syllabus online.
E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University President
“Never has it been more important to foster partnerships among all types of public and private entities. The Intellectual Entrepreneurship program leverages collaborations to meaningful effect, finding the confluence of common sense and common will.”
Mark G. Yudof, President, University of California
“Civic engagement, entrepreneurship and cross disciplinary studies are critical components of higher education in the 21st century, and IE is providing essential and creative leadership to achieve these goals. I applaud this effort.”
Sally Mason, President The University of Iowa
“The tradition of civic engagement has driven our public universities since their inception. Today, connecting higher education’s intellectual pursuits with public needs is more important than ever. Our students, our faculty and staff, our communities, and our greater society all benefit greatly when we apply our knowledge and discoveries to better lives for all. I applaud UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) initiative for doing this so successfully.”