DescriptionStartX Interns take on mission-critical work aligned to organization-wide Objectives and Key Results. While interns focus on one key skill area, they are able to participate in projects across the organization to expand their skillets and experience. This is a great opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Time FrameSummer interns work full-time for ten to twelve weeks. QualificationsCurrent university undergraduate or graduate studentAbility to work in our Palo Alto Office (if shelter-in-place has ended)CharacteristicsGreat execution skills. Is able to deliver high quality work at a fast pace.Good communication skills, is prompt to reply, and communicates in a professional mannerWell organized and can manage diverse responsibilitiesLearns quickly by adapting to shifting organizational needsStrong interest in self-improvementIs able to give and receive both positive and constructive feedback to improve personal and professional attributesTakes initiativeAvailable internship positionsRole Title: Associate, Experience DesignRole Summary: As an Experience Design Intern you will support the StartX Student program in order to best meet the needs of Stanford’s Student Founders. Student Founders face unique challenges building a company during school and this role helps to ensure that our programming best supports them. You will learn best practices around needfinding, Experience Design, and Educational Design. You will….Conduct needfinding interviews with StartX Student foundersReview prior data on StartX Student founder needsAssess current StartX Student in Residence programDesign changes to the current program based on Student needs.Help with execution of Student summer programYou are….Interested in entrepreneurship An empathetic person, quick to pick up on the needs of othersInterested in exploring new approaches to learning A self-starter who takes initiative and is willing to try new approachesAble to work with both qualitative and quantitative data Experienced working with communities and creating events. Role Title: Associate, Mentor Experience DesignRole Summary: As an Experience Design Intern you will support the StartX Full-Time program in order to best meet the needs of StartX’s Mentors. Mentors are key for the growth of all founders, and StartX embraces this idea with a strong network of highly touted industry experts. You will learn best practices around needfinding, Experience Design, and Educational Design. Through this experience, you will also learn valuable insights on the coaching strategies and styles of some of the Valley’s top contributorsYou will….Conduct needfinding interviews with StartX MentorsReview prior data on StartX Mentor needsAssess current StartX Mentor programDesign changes to the current program based on Founder and Mentor needs.Help with execution of summer mentor program.You are….Interested in entrepreneurship and coachingAn empathetic person, quick to pick up on the needs of othersInterested in exploring new approaches to learning A self-starter who takes initiative and is willing to try new approachesAble to work with both qualitative and quantitative data Experienced working with communities and creating events. Role Title: Associate, Communications Role Summary: As Communications Associate, you will develop and share materials and messaging with the StartX community and beyond. Being able to highlight the great work our founders are doing magnifies their brand and supports their growth. In this role you will learn key communications and public relations strategies and you will practice interfacing with our network of founders, mentors and VCs. You will….Develop content for our social media accounts Create content and graphics for our monthly newsletter Research StartX companies and talk to founders in order to identify updates to shareA/B test which communication structures and messages receive the highest response rates Update our internal and external messaging in order to best reach target audiences Take photographs of our major summer events You are….A strong communicator – both written and verbal Familiar with social media tools and best practicesCreative and able to develop visually-appealing designs Photography/graphic design skills are a plus Detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines Collaborative and a team player Role Title: Associate, Founder RelationsRole Summary: As a Founder Relations Associate you will help to build relationships among the 1500+ founders in the StartX community. StartX is built on the collaboration of its community, and this position will allow you to create both the events and processes that support a thriving community. You will learn best practices around needfinding, event design & coordination, and applied Social Psychology. You will….Conduct needfinding interviews with StartX founders Review prior data on StartX founder needsUse the aforementioned information to create events, practices, and strategies that engage the StartX community. Help with execution of the StartX programYou are….A people person – someone who enjoys talking to and working with othersInterested in optimizing the way that communities interact through using data and applied Psych.Interested in exploring new approaches to community engagement and adult learningA self-starter who takes initiative and is willing to try new approaches Able to work with qualitative and quantitative data Experienced working with communities and creating events.