Program Description

InternPlus connects College of DuPage (COD) students to local start-ups and small businesses for paid, professional positions during the 2022-2023 academic year. InternPlus students work up to 20 hours a week for $12 per hour through December and $13 per hour in 2023. 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 17th and will run through March of 2023 with breaks for Thanksgiving (11/ 23 - 11/27) and winter holidays (12/20- 1/3). Interns will work up to 20 hours per week. Each hired intern’s exact weekly schedule will be determined in concert with their employer. CareerReadiness Workshops will take place approximately every other Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 pm (exact dates and topics listed below). Unless COVID restrictions change, Workshops are expected to be held in-person at Innovation DuPage (535 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn 60137). We will be monitoring and observing local COVID public safety guidelines.



Workshop Topics

Available Positions

Equal Employment Opportunities

LivNow Relocation, SuperBetter, Strategy Titan, Brewpoint Coffee, Sophisticated Press, Gotivation and Innovation DuPage 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, orany other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Entrepreneur Panel Discussion

StrategyTitan – Data Analytics Internship

StrategyTitan uncovers the truth. We find the narrative story behind data so businessleaders become business titans — more innovative, more relevant, more competitive.We help customers predict success. We envision a data literate world where people see the story behind the numbers, a place where misinformation and wrong turns no longer exist. Data analysis and computer science, marketing Intern will aid current projects with deliverables, assist with the development of new information product features/capabilities we are creating, and will help with our new Labor Titan site design.

PreMil –Business Internship

PreMil is a multi-dimensional streetwear brand with retail locations that promote empowerment through the journey of a “premature millionaire”. It’s not about the millions, but about the fulfillment that’sreceived through the pursuit of a meaningful journey. We promote our message through our urban-focused merchandise, influencers, events, and media. With the launch of our sister company, The Garage, the intern will be tasked with supporting staff through City submittals, project scope reviews and construction cost projections. The intern will mostly be helping with the assistance of the day-to-day operations of the owner. Goals for the internship include analyzing financial statements and creating projections to meet our quarterly goals and assisting in the improvement of systems and CRM tools that will help both The Garage & PreMil.

LivNowRelocation – Marketing/Graphic Design Intern

LivNow Relocation is a Senior Relocation Management company that manages the relocation process for Seniors moving into Senior Living Communities. We are a start up company that is only 8 months old but growing rapidly. We have 6 full time employees and 2 contractor employees. A group of developers have created a mobile platform (our Good Move Mobile App) which will be rolled out in the fall.

We are looking for a Marketing/Graphic Design intern that can assist us with a variety of things. We need support promoting our Good MoveApp, creating animated training videos, marketing videos (live short video clips), brochures, PPT presentations for webinars, hosting webinars, articles,and posting on social media. We will look for our Intern to create templates for presentations/proposals, write brief articles/blogs, and be capable of posting on social media platforms that include You Tube, Facebook, Instagram,and TikTok, in addition to other marketing related activities that will present themselves. We anticipate attending conferences that will require carefully planning and promotion and the Intern will be involved in the execution.

Our goal is to expose the Intern to a wide variety of marketing related projects that will provide good experience when looking for a full-time job. We will include our intern in all company wide meetings and let them work together with various employees as needed to provide as much exposure as possible. They will be an important part of the team feel welcome and included.

SuperBetter– Graphic Design Internship

SuperBetter is a digital education and mental wellbeing company. The SuperBetter app uses the psychology of game play to build skills, overcome obstacles and achieve goals. Playing SuperBetter improves resilience and reduces anxiety & depression. 1 million+ people have played SuperBetter.

Graphic Design Internship – this hands-on role will 1) help design & implement a digital marketing campaign to support the launch of a major new feature, and 2) write creative copy and develop graphics for theSuperBetter app library.

Goals - 1) contribute to the design of a digital marketing campaign to build awareness for SuperBetter among key target groups 2) develop graphics and copy for various marketing channels (social media, blog,newsletters, blog, in-app) and 3) write/edit new Challenges to add the library found in the SuperBetter app and create supporting graphics.

BrewpointCoffee – Graphic Design Internship

At Brewpoint, we seek to build a more equitable and inclusive world in all that we do. This starts at our direct trade farms in Costa Rica, continues through to how we choose our collaborators, and culminates in how we create the Brewpoint culture for our team. We have award winning coffees, everyday coffees, and even, unique infused coffees to showcase that we have coffees for every need.

Graphic Designer: We are looking for an in-house graphic designer to work on new merchandising graphics and re-branding marketing collateral. Ideally an intern with illustration experience is preferred. Tasks will be executed on a weekly basis and will work with Brewpoint's leadership team to create a stronger Brewpoint brand.Goals will include: Q3 merchandising design run with illustrations, new coffee sleeve design run, and coffee artwork to be displayed at our cafes.

SophisticatedPress – Graphic Design Internship

Sophisticated Press is a publishing company that helps authors self-publish books to create a global impact and multiple income streams.

Graphic Designer: We are looking for an in-house graphic designer to work on social media graphics, Book covers, and re-branding.Ideally, an intern with Canva experience is preferred. Tasks will be executed on a weekly basis and will work with the Sophisticated Press leadership team to create a stronger Sophisticated Press brand.

Goals will include Q4 Holiday design run with illustrations,graphics, reel productions, and the creation of a global campaign for authors.

Gotivation –Social Media Marketing Intern

Motivation is what drives your desire for change. But what motivates you isn’t one-size-fits-all. Gotivation teaches people how to motivate themselves. Since 2016, we’ve woven a program of self-discovery, education, training, and accountability to help you discover and sustain what motivates you. You will finally find the drive to make exercise a lifestyle. To keep eating healthier. To go to bed on time and drink more water. Whatever your health goal is, we'll help you find the motivation to achieve it.

Social Media Marketing Intern: Collaborate with the CMO to brainstorm and develop weekly and monthly social media calendars • Manage the social media calendar • Use design tools (Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, orother) to create visual assets • Write captions that speak to Gotivation’s target audience • Help create and edit short-form videos and reels • Publish posts on various social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn • Develop a TikTok strategy and launch account • Assist in the promotion of a new product launch • Analyze data and analytics to gauge the success of campaigns

Goals • Post daily on social media accounts • Increase followers, with a focus on Instagram and TikTok • Increase engagement, with a focus on Instagram and TikTok • Deliver monthly analytics reports and analysis •Research potential partnerships / influencer relationships and create a target list

InnovationDuPage - Graphic Design Internship

Innovation DuPage (ID) is a non-profit venture that unites startup founders and small business owners with the people, resources and programs that support their growth. Members collaborate across an extensive network of enterprise, academic, economic development, and research partners.

Graphic Design Intern: Create visual aspects of marketingmaterials, websites and other media, including infographics • Design digital content for distribution on various social media platforms • Consult marketing, copywriting and sales teams to create cohesive designs that reflect culture and goals •Follow brand guidelines and identity to achieve cohesive design

Goals: Create digital marketing materials for ID workshops, events, and programs • Assist in the development of marketing materials for the Construction Industry Owner-2-CEO Program and the 2023 Big IDea Pitch Contest

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