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Heffner Entrepreneurial Intern Fellowship

The Heffner Entrepreneurship Internship Endowment supports up to four students with up to $2,500 each, intended for the summer following the student’s junior or senior year. The student is required to acquire and complete a business-related internship the summer following the junior or senior year, and the money from UM is meant to provide additional support. The student must find his or her own internship opportunity.

Though the optimal student is in their junior year, if you don’t exactly meet this requirement you are encouraged to apply as there may be flexibility on the selection depending on the final pool of applicants. Seniors may apply, and do not need to already have a secured internship, however to receive the funding they will have to complete one that satisfies the requirement.

The purpose is to encourage students interested in entrepreneurship to find and accept a business or entrepreneurial related internship so that they can put skills into practice through real world experience. The funding is made available to help defer moving, travel, housing or related costs of completing an internship geographically away from the University of Miami and the student’s hometown. After completion of the internship the student will be required to submit documented expenses for reimbursement (housing, travel, utilities, etc.). The internship support funding is only available to undergraduate students involved in entrepreneurship at the School of Business in some way (e.g. entrepreneurship major/minor, or completion of MGT353 or other entrepreneurship courses at UM, or participation in the business plan competition). Students will be selected by a panel, including the endowment donor, based on the best fit with the objectives of the program.


Justin Levy

Emily Gerstein

Cody Sklar

Jonathan Ovadia

Nikki Millman


How to Apply

If you are interested in this funding, please indicate so in a brief write-up a description of the internship opportunity you are pursuing for the summer and how it fits with your development/entrepreneurial aspiration (or, if there is more than one, indicate that). Please submit this write-up to Amarylis Wallace in the Entrepreneurship Program at umbizplan@miami.eduWe suggest a description up to one full page. To apply, make sure to indicate:

Your name
Email address
Phone number(s)
Academic year
Entrepreneurship courses or other competition activities in which you’ve participated
The location/brief description of the expected internship.

The deadline for submitting your write-up is 4 p.m., Friday, March 24th by email. Please specify in the subject line: HEFFNER submission.

The endowment has a geographic preference that the internship be 50 miles or more away from the University of Miami, and/or the student’s hometown, with the intention of helping offset expenses of travel, housing, etc. away from home. The decision committee will seek to notify the selected students by phone and email prior to the end of the semester.


Entrepreneurship Programs
Management Department
School of Business Administration

    School of Business Administration
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