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Entrepreneurial Internships



Through London’s Small Business Centre “Summer Company” program, Huron students can receive start-up money to kick-off a new summer business, along with advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running. 

Each student can receive a maximum award of $3,000, with extra earning potential stemming from net profits. Successful Summer Company applicants get up to $1,500 for start-up costs and an additional $1,500 when students successfully complete the program requirements.

Students must submit independently. Eligible students must run their business from May through to August. As funding is limited, Huron ensures that a minimum of five quality applications will be accepted into the program.


Applicants Must Meet the Following Criteria

  • Be between 15 and 29 years old, currently a student and returning to school in the fall (proof of enrollment required)
  • Propose a new business separate from any current family businesses
  • Prepare a business plan that shows the business can successfully launch and operate this summer
  • Invest a minimum of 420 working hours into their companies between May and August
  • Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant residing in Ontario
  • Agree to follow government rules and regulations for operating a business

Contact the Career Development Team to learn more about any of these internships! 

Application Process

Step 1: Attend the Information Session

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​​​​​​​Step 2: Start your Business Plan application at the Proposal Writing Workshop

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Step 3: Submit your Business Plan to the Small Business Centre’s online portal
Step 4: Be accepted into the program!
Step 5: Complete the Business Start-Up Training

May 2019

Step 6: Be the best entrepreneurial you can be from May to August.
Step 7: Share your company with the Huron community in September!

Key Contacts

Britney Hunter

Coordinator, Career Development
519.438.7224 ext. 196
britney.hunterhuron.uwo.ca
W27

Drop-in hours:
Monday - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday - 10:00am - 11:30am 
 

Megan Dykstra

Coordinator, Career Development
519.438.7224 ext 852
megan.dykstrahuron.uwo.ca
W28

Drop-in hours:
Monday - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday - 10:00am - 11:30am 

Tasha Harvey

Coordinator, Career Development
519.438.7224 ext. 890
tasha.harveyhuron.uwo.ca
W30

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Monday - Friday

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