Marcel Gani Internship Program -
Host Company Information
Overview | Host Information
| Traditional Internship
| Student-Initiated Internship
| Self-Hosted Internship
Benefits of Hiring a Ross Summer Intern:
A Ross intern gives a start-up company the extra
resources that will help it establish operations, strategize
for growth, and secure funding. Over the summer, interns
have full access to the valuable business information
maintained by the Kresge Business Administration Library
to help them succeed at their internships. Students are
also assigned a reference librarian who provides assistance
tailored to the specific needs of the specific internship.
Whatever information that an intern needs to identify
new markets, survey the competitive landscape, and uncover
information that will improve current business planning,
they will find it with these resources.
Host Company Requirements:
Eligible entrepreneurial companies should be in the
early growth phase of business development, preferably
with less than 50 employees and secure financial backing
through outside funding or internally generated cash flow.
A venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies
may also serve as a host company, though students should
perform work for the firm itself and not for the portfolio
A start-up company should create a 12-week internship
that is based on the company's development goals and the
projects that a student could work on to achieve those
goals. Ideally, the student works directly with the
entrepreneur or other senior decision-makers within the
host company and attends key company events such as board
meetings, venture capital presentations, strategy sessions,
A venture capital firm should create a 12-week internship
that provides the student with an investor's perspective
of entrepreneurship. This includes assisting portfolio
companies by company valuation analysis and exits, participating
in due diligence on new investments, targeting next-round
funders, and market research.
The only prohibition from the Marcel Gani Internship
Program is against sales or cold-calling. Students should
receive a first-hand account of business development during
Fill out the internship form for a start-up company or a venture capital firm.
The first part of these forms asks questions about the
company's financial situation and entrepreneurial history
to ensure that the company is a good partner with the
Marcel Gani Internship Program.
The second part of the form will be uploaded to the job
database for students to review. Instead of asking for
the specific job duties that students will work on, the
form focuses on the near-term goals of the host company
and the general work that should be performed to achieve
those goals. In this manner, students will have an idea
of the kinds of projects they will be responsible for
but host companies are not pressured to anticipate the
details of them months in advance.
Internship forms should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
as soon as possible in order to be among the first set
of companies to garner student interest. The deadline
for applications is January 19. Companies can continue submitting applications
until our funding runs out.
After submitting the interest form, and after approval, the Zell Lurie Institute
will provide full access to the spring student resume book when it becomes available.
Companies may search this book and identify prospective interns.
Companies may hire any eligible business student they like without
waiting for approval. Specific company-intern pairings
will be funded only once, i.e. no repeat funding in subsequent
years for the same students. Start and end dates are set
by the company and the intern depending on the best schedule
After a student is hired, the Institute provides a 50%
reimbursement (maximum of $7,200 for MBAs and $5,400 for BBAs for the entire summer)
to the company to defray the cost of hiring an intern;
the salary reimbursement will not be provided for days
that the student works during the academic year. The recommended
total weekly salary for an MBA intern is $1,200 and for a BBA intern is $900 though students
and host companies may negotiate the appropriate compensation.
Companies entering the process will receive more detailed
information and guidance on interviewing, hiring, required
documentation, deadlines, etc.
For further information, contact email@example.com.