Altman Scholars Summer Internship Program

download (17)The Miami University Institute for Entrepreneurship is pleased invite host companies to submit applications for the Altman Scholars Summer Internship Program. The program matches highly-talented students who have hard skills and a hunger to add value with meaningful work at high-growth, early-stage ventures. Our 11th ranked undergraduate program (of more than 2,300 nationwide) is centered on the belief that entrepreneurship is fostered by doing rather than simply learning.

What separates the Altman program are the world-class entrepreneurial partners that foster growth and learning for the interns. All interns complete a pre-internship workshop and receive faculty coaching and mentoring throughout the course of the internship. Students meet weekly with entrepreneurial host companies to discuss the realities and challenges of startup work. This coaching provides real-time support for the interns to continue making a positive impact throughout the duration of their internships. Our students enter the internships with a toolkit and “figure it out” mentality that make them immediate value-adds to the company.


1. Provide meaningful work that exposes the student to the challenges of the business and entrepreneurial environment. The intern must have an opportunity to experience meaningful work such as project management, consulting, sales, research and development, customer relationship management, social media strategies, programming, or design user experience.

2. Provide compensation for full-time work. Miami will reimburse part of the intern compensation to the host company after completion of the internship, thanks to the generous endowment of alumnus John W. Altman (’60).

3. Provide an immediate supervisor to communicate regularly throughout the internship assignment.

4. Provide approximately 10 weeks of full time work experience beginning no earlier than May 23rd, 2016.

5. Complete a written evaluation of the intern’s performance in the middle and at the completion of the internship. A copy of the written evaluation will then be sent to the Internship Coordinator at the Institute for Entrepreneurship.

6. Facilitate one discussion with the Altman Internship cohort, if feasible. Discussion sessions will cover topics related to the entrepreneurial environment and skill sets relevant to the startup/early stage/growth context. These take place each week throughout the summer, with a different hostcompany each time.

7. Attend the final student presentations. Final presentations will take place in the same city as the
company in August 2016.


Please submit a Host Company Application by January 30th 2016. Contact Mary Dieglio, Altman Program Director, if you have any questions or would like to discuss the program more in-depth.


Mary Dieglio

Mary is the Assistant Director for the Page Center for Entrepreneurship at Miami University. The Page Center for Entrepreneurship has been recognized by The Princeton Review as a premier institution for entrepreneurial studies; it is ranked the 11th best undergraduate program in the nation.

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