“Working here you are not treated like an intern. When you come to the table you are just as important and valued as the others. You have just as much as space to speak as someone who has been here multiple years.” – MJ Horinek, previous LEC Innovation Intern
Innovation Interns: Integral Team Members
The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center (LEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a focal point for entrepreneurship education and programs that impact UWM students, businesses, and our region’s economy. Programming is designed to engage UWM students and faculty across disciplines – giving them skills in innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking to enhance their success.
You can find a brief description of focus area of this portion below and a complete position description here. Please upload your information, a copy of your resume and answer the prompt using the form at the bottom of this page.
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programming – Startup Challenge where students learn from the entrepreneurial experience; the National Science Foundation I-Corps (Innovation Corps) program where researchers explore markets for their work; the LEC Entrepreneurs in Residence offering coaching and real-world perspectives; Social Innovation and Diverse Ideas talks and programming that explore innovators and models for sustainable change; and
- Student Support – including scholarships for innovative students and a diverse, underrepresented student population; pop up classes to help broaden awareness; Fresh Ideas programming to inspire; and the University Innovation Fellows program where students become change agents;
- Faculty Support – Ideas Challenge instructors who are adapting and connecting their courses to include innovation and entrepreneurship themes, and Curriculum Innovation Awards that provide professional development and a cohort of innovative instructors.
The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center is housed in a new 24,000 sq. ft. facility at 2100 E. Kenwood Blvd., along with the UWM Campus Welcome Center. This prominent location sends a powerful message about the importance of entrepreneurship to UWM. The new facility opened May 8th, 2019. S paces support co-working and collaboration, flexible instruction for Ideas Challenge courses, maker spaces for hardware and software, and touchdown and launch spaces for new student enterprises.
LEC Innovation Intern Application
Please fill out this form to be considered for the Innovation Intern position at the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. The Innovation Intern will work in the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center (LEC) as an integral team member that helps promote entrepreneurship and innovation across all disciplines, faculty, staff and students at UWM. The Innovation Intern assists with the day-to-day activities of the LEC (marketing, event planning, room set-up, etc.) and is an active member of the LEC team. The Innovation Interns are an extension of the LEC brand. This position offers a professional development opportunity that has flexibility to enrich professional skills. Intern will report to the Assistant Director for Programs.