Internship Match Program

Reiman and Ivy Entrepreneurship Program Internship Opportunity

We offer support for to start-up companies who are located in or affiliated with the ISU Research Park who are looking to hire student interns. For the first semester of the internship, we provide 50% match funding for interns. For undergraduates, this can be up to $1,200 in the fall or spring semester and $3,000 during the summer. For graduate students, we will match up to $1,600 for fall or spring and $4,000 in the summer. We completely handle the payroll for you and invoice you at the end of the semester.

General Information

  • Fall and spring interns work a minimum of 10 and up to 20 hours per week and complete 160 hours of service during the employment period.
  • Summer interns work 40 hours per week and complete 400 hours of service during the employment period.
  • Interns become employees of the ISU Pappajohn Center and are paid bi-monthly throughout the course of the program.

Reiman Student Intern Eligibility

  • Students must be currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student of Iowa State University, in any major, while serving in an internship.
  • Students may not be employed by ISU (including assistantships) during the internship period.
  • Interviews and placements will occur at the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. It is the company’s responsibility to create job listings, interview, and choose the intern they would like to hire.

The History

The Reiman Scholars in Entrepreneurship is our cornerstone experience-based learning program. The program was initially funded in 1997 by a grant from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and was later endorsed with a significant gift from Roy and Bobbi Reiman in 1999.

Funding for the internship program has also been gifted from Madolyn Johnson (2002) and Jack & Diane Harrington (2009).

For Companies

If you are interested in adding an intern to your team or would like to learn more about the opportunity, reach out to Megan Sweere (mjsweere@iastate.edu). Funding is limited each semester. Undergraduate and graduate (not on assistantship) from all majors are eligible for this opportunity.

For Students

If you are interested in working for a start-up company, we encourage you to reach out to companies in the Research Park to inquire about internship opportunities. You can see all the companies who are affiliated with the Research Park by visiting their directory. Be sure to share this funding opportunity with them when asking about internship opportunities.