Sign-up for both Oslo and Bergen startups is now closed.
University of Oslo is moving the award-winning program Gründerskolen to Norway for summer 2021 and is looking for start-up companies!
Is your start-up interested in highly motivated interns from Gründerskolen (The Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship) this summer? Please read the full information and sign-up in the link at the end if you are interested.
We are therefore looking for start-up companies in Oslo and Bergen who would like to participate in Gründerskolen Norway and host 1-2 interns for 10 weeks (June 14th to August 19th). The internship is unpaid.
Gründerskolen was established by the University of Oslo in 1999 and has been running at designated start-up hubs around the world since then. Due to the global pandemic, the study-abroad program Gründerskolen, that usually takes place in Boston, San Francisco, Toronto or Cape Town (Social Entrepreneurship program)is temporarily moving to Norway this summer.
The internship is awarded 10 credits from the University of Oslo and the students are expected to work 32 hours a week, Monday to Thursday. Next to the internship the students will attend digital entrepreneurship lectures at Boston University two afternoon/evenings a week. The students will be mentored during the internship by University of Oslo staff and Boston University staff.
Please see the course description for ENT4200 – Startups in Practice – Entrepreneurship for more details on expected learning outcome for the internship.
About the students:
- Are motivated and eager to work in a start-up with individual tasks and with a team
- Have different academic backgrounds.
- Most are them are doing their master’s degrees now and a few are finishing their bachelor’s degree in June.
- Are handpicked from different universities around Norway for their motivation for entrepreneurship.
- Some of the students attending Gründerskolen Norway 2021 transferred from our Social entrepreneurship program in Cape Town.
- Are all fluent in Norwegian and English.
- The majority will be living in Oslo and Bergen during the summer.
- All students have taken an introduction course in entrepreneurship.
- As they will be attending lectures at Boston University, they will be able to bring an international entrepreneurship perspective to your start-up.
- Our students usually get very good feedback from the start-up companies participating in the program abroad.
What is expected of your start-up?
The internship is meant to give the students first-hand experience with entrepreneurship, take part of the daily life of a start-up company, and learn from and contributing to your entrepreneurial journey. We expect the following from you as a start-up:
- You will need to include the student(s) in your day-to-day work.
- You will not need to monitor the students all day, but should give the students different individual tasks to do as well as working together with the rest of your team or other interns you might have.
- You need to assign a supervisor for the student(s) throughout the summer. It could be two supervisors that divides this between them.
- Your company need to plan to work throughout the summer. It is possible for parts of your team to take vacation, but not all at the same time. A supervisor/mentor must be present and working alongside the students during the full 10 weeks (founder, CEO, CTO, senior staff or similar).
- The internship is 32 hours a week (Monday-Thursday. Fridays are off) and you are required to facilitate that the students work the required hours per week.
- Since we do not want the students to be working from home all summer, you need to have offices or a regular meeting place they can attend. However, the program will follow the restrictions from the government and adjust this part as needed.
- Maximum two interns from our program per start-up, but no requirement to host two if you only need one.
We call the process of matching a student to a company the matchmaking process. This will take place from May 11th and we aim to have all students matched with a company before end of May.
The process will be described in detail for companies participating in the matchmaking, however the outlines are as follows:
- The start-up companies will get a link to a web page with all the student profiles (CV, pitch, Linkedin link etc.).
- The students will receive a link to a web page with an overview of the start-ups.
- You can contact students you are interested in to schedule digital interviews.
- Students can contact start-ups they are interested in to ask for a digital interview.
- Zoom/Teams interviews with student and start-up.
- Startups offer an internship to the student(s) they would like.
- Students accept/decline and inform us.
- The internships start in week 24 (June 14th.).
Oslo startups: The signup closed May 2nd.
Bergen startups: If you are interested, please sign up in the online form linked below. https://nettskjema.no/a/195852
The deadline to sign-up is before Sunday May 9th:
Please note: There is no requirement to host an intern from our program if you sign-up. If you do not find a student, you think is a good match for your company there is no requirement to participate. At the same time there is no guarantee for an intern from our program if you sign-up.
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