Imagine if you had the opportunity to connect with local Bay Area businesses, learn how they operate both online and offline, and have a chance to complete project based work with various business owners. And, in addition to all of the great and diverse experience, you could get paid, too!
The Bay Area Mastermind has created a Intern Rotation Program that allows budding entrepreneurs at local schools to rotate through the Bay Area Mastermind and it’s members’ businesses gaining experience, connections, and skills along the way.
Why do industry leaders in corporate development like GE and Intuit have Rotational Development Programs?
Rotational Programs allow individuals to get a wide range of experience outside of just one core job skill. Participants gain a whole new perspective on companies and how they operate.
Bay Area Mastermind Members
The Bay Area Mastermind is comprised of Silicon Valley based business owners, founders, and entrepreneurs. On average, our members have been running their own business for 16 years, have 7 team members and are tracking just under $1 million in annual revenue. Almost all members sell products online, and about half of our members have physical offices, storefronts, or shops.
Members meet monthly for a mastermind day of working ON their business (as opposed to IN their business) and share what’s currently working, what’s not, and where they need help.
Bay Area Business Rotation
Bay Area Mastermind Members can apply within the Mastermind for Internship Immersion Hours if they’d like an intern to rotate through their business during the internship to work on a specific measurable project.
Projects could include, for example:
- Helping to create a new digital product, book, or course
- Creating or managing online ad campaigns
- Copywriting and content creation
- System documentation, creation and organization
- Sales, sales assistance, and lead management
- Customer service/support/delight
Real Local, Real World Experience
Our interns gain real world business experience right here in local Bay Area businesses. By rotating through various businesses, you’ll get out of the classroom and into growing local businesses.
Beyond just learning new skills from mentors, you’ll also be applying your existing, growing, and new found skills on specific projects within each business.
Earning Course Credits
By participating in our Intern Rotation Program, you’ll be eligible to earn course credits with your school based on your school’s internship requirements.
Applying to the Intern Rotation Program
Interested in applying? First, please make sure that you meet the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled in and attending a local Bay Area college or university
- Must currently have a 3.0 or higher GPA
- Entrepreneurially minded with plans to start a business before or after graduation
If you meet all of the above criteria, then we’d invite you to submit an application today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do interns get paid?
Yes! Interns are paid above California Minimum Wage.
When does internship enrollment open?
Enrollment is open year round using the application link above.
Intern selection is handled:
March 1-15th for a June 1 - August 1 internship
July 15th - 31st for a September 15 - December 1 internship
October 15th - 31st for a January 15th to April 1 internship
Where are these businesses located?
Mastermind Members' business are located all around the Bay Area, as far north as San Francisco and as far south as Santa Cruz. The Bay Area Mastermind meetings are in San Jose monthly.
How do I become a member of the Mastermind?
If you're interested in joining the Bay Area Mastermind as a member business to get access to Internship Immersion Hours, you'll need to apply for a test-drive first.