James Bowling Entrepreneurial Internship Program
The key partners in the EPG summer internship program are: student interns, agency supervisors, academic sponsors, EPG Staff and the Berea College Office of Internships. The ideal internship combines learning, labor and service. It matches a student’s individual learning plan with EPG program goals, expectations of academic sponsors and a need or opportunity identified by the agency supervisor.
The James Bowling Entrepreneurial Internship program is distinct from other internship programs at Berea College in that a student must successfully complete the EPG Summer Institute before being eligible to participate in the program.
The intensity and rigor of the Summer Institute helps prepare students for the challenges that internships can pose and help to provide a shared framework for student learning. Interns are encouraged to share their experiences with one another through an orientation session, online discussions and final presentations. EPG summer interns receive one course credit for working full-time for a 10-week period that begins the first week of June. They also receive a stipend for their service, which is funded through the EPG internship endowment.