Company Application

Application Process

We encourage companies to begin the application process as soon as possible as the students are eager to solidify their plans for an internship in the summer. Once accepted into the program you will have access to the students interested in internships. If you find a student who interests you it is your job to initiate contact with them. There is no guarantee of getting an intern, we are just providing access to these great students and we are most interested in finding a good fit between student and company. Please read program details at: and look under the “Entrepreneurship Program” tab.

The application process begins by contacting Lorri Olan, our Career Development Liaison in the Career Development Center at Washington and Lee University.  She can be reached via email at or by phone at 540-458-8595.  You should be prepared to provide her with the following information:

  • Contact person details
  • Company website URL (if you have one)
  • What type of company it is
  • The type of work that you’d like the intern to do (i.e., business plan, marketing plan and/or research, financial model development, etc.)
  • Brief description of your business
  • Brief job description
  • Qualifications, skills, etc. that you seek in an intern
  • Weekly stipend amount (typically interns are paid $400-700/week depending on location; we do have an endowment to support internships that supplement what you are able to pay)
  • Approximate timeframe for internship (usually 6-8 weeks between June 1st and August 20th)
  • Whether you’re willing to accept a rising sophomore
  • What information you’d like to receive from internship candidates (resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript, references, etc.)
  • Application deadline
  • Any additional information you would like to share with internship candidates

We appreciate your interest in the Entrepreneurship Internship Program.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Jeff Shay at

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