Program Description

InternPlus connects College of DuPage (COD) students to local start-ups and small businesses for paid, professional positions during the 2023-2024 academic year. InternPlus students work up to 15 hours a week for $13 per hour through the month of December and $14 per hour in 2024. Students will also receive hands-on entrepreneurial education through working side-by-side with entrepreneurs on their company’s immediate needs. Additionally, the cohort of accepted students will take part in a series of career readiness workshops to prepare for future employment opportunities.

The InternPlus program seeks to minimize the barrier to entry for students from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in internship programs, by encouraging applications from COD students who identify as one or more of the following: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Female, Nonbinary (preferred umbrella term for all genders other than female or male).

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Important Dates & Deadlines

Schedule & Locations

Internships will begin on October 16th and will run through January of 2024 with breaks for Thanksgiving (11/ 22 - 11/24) and winter holidays (12/22- 1/1). Interns will work up to 15 hours per week. Each hired intern’s exact weekly schedule will be determined in concert with their employer. Career Readiness Workshops will take place approximately every other Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm. Workshops are expected to be held in-person at Innovation DuPage (535 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn 60137).



Workshop Topics

Equal Employment Opportunities

Annie Occasion for Any Occasion, Financial Asset Production, Go Girl Communications, Gray Matters Games, Heidy with a Why, Impact Business Consultants, SuperBetter and Visi Studio provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Available Positions

Annie Occasion for Any Occasion - Marketing

About Annie for Any Occasion:
Annie Occasion for Any Occasion is a floral and gift shop where every occasion begins with flowers and gifts that speak louder than words. We are on a mission to provide solutions for any occasion with the best floral, gifts, baskets and customer service in DuPage County.

Position Overview:

As a Marketing Specialist you will play a crucial role in developing and executing marketing strategies to promote our products, enhance brand visibility, and drive sales. Your creative thinking, strategic approach, and strong communication skills will be essential in capturing our target audience's attention and fostering customer engagement.

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Financial Asset Production -
Content Writer

About Financial Asset Production:
Financial Asset Protection is a Chicago-based financial services firm serving clients across all 50 U.S. States. Specializing in problem-solving and recommending suitable financial products, we align our strategies with our clients' unique goals. We are dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complexities of financial planning and wealth management.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a content creator intern who can assist the CEO with written content, such as our company blog, social media posts, and the show notes located within our podcast.

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Go Girl Communications -
Social Media

About Go Girl Communications:
Go Girl Communications is a content powerhouse that specializes in telling captivating and impactful brand stories. We create everything from blog posts and emails to social media campaigns and websites, making brands shine in the eyes of their target audience.

Position Overview:
We are currently seeking a tech-savvy and creative Social Media Intern to join our dynamic team. If you're looking to immerse yourself in the world of social media marketing, this role is your opportunity.

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Gray Matters Games -
Marketing & Social Media

About Gray Matters Games:
Gray Matters Games is a family-owned business specializing in adult and family party games, with a strong commitment to supporting brain health and Alzheimer's research. Our nine games are sold across five countries, and we believe in having a fun, impactful work environment.

Position Overview:
You'll create content for platforms like TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn. You'll also work with influencers, optimize ad spend, and execute our social media calendar.

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Heidy with a Why -
Sales & Marketing

About Heidy with a Why:
Our mission is to inspire a collective responsibility to find confidence and success; especially fort hose who’ve been traumatized, are misunderstood and those who practice frequent detours from what’s expected.

Position Overview:
Looking for a rock star human who can bring life, personality, positivity, humility, integrity, marketing expertise, entrepreneur perspective and a forward-thinking attitude to help me build my small business in order to gain followers, market intelligently and build business partnerships in order to get my brand out there and truly change peoples’ lives for the better.

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Impact Business Consultants -  
Sales & Marketing

About Impact Business Consultants:
IBC is a full-service national consulting firm for companies ranging from 2-50 million in revenue. We are a full-service insurance brokerage, managing insurance risk in construction, property, malpractice, and general business. We provide excellent service, and are highly skilled in communication, and building relationships. IBC is a growing company and offers an array of options for future work in sales and account management nationally.

Position Overview:
We are excited to welcome a dynamic Sales & Marketing Intern to our team. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in shaping our online presence, executing effective marketing strategies, and contributing to our sales efforts. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in both sales and marketing within the context of risk management and insurance.

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SuperBetter –

About SuperBetter:
SuperBetter is a small yet globally recognized business, honored as 1 of 14 Top Innovators in youth mental health by the World Economic Forum. As a digital education and mental wellbeing company, we are dedicated to empowering educators to enhance mental health, resilience, social-emotional learning, and student success. Our methodology, used by over 1 million people, involves applying the psychology of game play to real life, helping people become stronger, braver, and more resilient.

The Role:
As a Digital Marketing Intern at SuperBetter, you'll play a crucial role in supporting our mission to achieve business and impact goals through digital marketing.

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Visi Studio -
Digital Marketing & SEO

About Visi Studio:
Visi Studio is a leading photo and video company specializing in capturing the most treasured moments of weddings. Based in Glen Ellyn IL, we have been entrusted with immortalizing the heartfelt emotions, joy, and intricate details that make each wedding unique. Our mission is to tell love stories through vivid imagery and cinematic videography that resonates and remains etched in the memories of our clients for generations.

Position Overview:
We are on the hunt for a driven and resourceful Digital Marketing and SEO Intern to bolster our marketing endeavors. This role promises hands-on experience across diverse facets of digital marketing and search engine optimization. If you have a zest for the online ecosystem and are keen to learn and contribute, we want to hear from you.

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