IIE Internship Program


The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) internship program is a partnership that benefits students, startup firms, the university, and the Wyoming ecosystem.

Objectives of the Program

The objectives of the program are:

  • Provide effective learning and practical entrepreneurial experience for students;
  • Provide effective support for the firm; and
  • Develop and retain a high quality workforce.

While startup firms don’t have much extra time or staff to train and educate interns, it is essential that host firms invest sufficient orientation, training, supervision, and mentoring for a successful experience for both the student and the firm.

Terms of Internships

Internships are nominally for a semester, fall, spring, or summer. Placements are with startup firms that have limited revenue and funds raised. Interns work for startup firms. However, the IIE pays a stipend/honorarium to support and compensate the student.