Startup Internship Program (SIP) Places 6 Students with 6 Startups


Thanks to a grant from the John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is once again sponsoring DePaul undergraduate student internships at Chicago startups this summer. After a competitive interview process, 6 qualified students were selected from a pool of 30 student applicants. The selected students reviewed applications from 36 startup organizations to determine where they would work for 125 hours over 12 weeks of the summer.

Sophomore Jasmine Farley, a Computer Science/Software Engineering major, will work for FanPay, a crowdfunding website helping college athletes earn an education.

Taylor Jennings, a DePaul Junior double-majoring in Business/Hospitality Leadership and Marketing, will intern at Chicago Foodseum, the first nonprofit food museum.

Junior Lena Newkold, a Management/Entrepreneurship major with a minor in Studio Art, will work at Meliora K, a sustainable cleaning products company.

Omar Ortiz (pictured bottom), a DePaul sophomore double-majoring in Marketing and Finance, will intern at Levi Baer Consulting, LLC, a consulting company that brings teams and organizations to new levels of awareness, cohesion, and productivity.

Senior Management/Entrepreneurship major, Alyssa Prince, will intern at Kannatopia, a social media company focused on connecting the cannabis industry.

Annie Schmittgens (pictured top), a junior majoring in Management/Entrepreneurship with a minor in Studio Art, will intern at Spare to Share, an online private sharing network within residential buildings.

Congratulations to our SIP student interns! Look for updates on their summer experiences at Chicago startups in upcoming issues of On the Radar and on