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Like all aspiring young entrepreneurs, our students need the support of an entrepreneurial community in order to navigate the startup process, plus learn the skills and mindset to be successful.

Summer Team Leadership

Click the circle below for more information about this seasonal role with LaunchX

Lead Instructor (online program instructor / mentor)

Role:

LaunchX brings together high school entrepreneurs from across the globe with the resources and network to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start real companies. Our entrepreneurial curriculum and startup framework guides students through a disciplined process of starting startups, though the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like any budding entrepreneur, they can greatly benefit from being asked the critical questions and being given insightful advice while forming their startups.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering all subject matter outlined in the curriculum with the goal of ensuring that students obtain the predetermined outcomes (skills)
  • Taking ownership of the instructor role as leader both in and outside the classroom
  • Evaluating student progress on a regular basis, providing students with feedback regarding performance in class and any obstacles that may be impeding progress
  • Being responsible for leading a cohort of ~10 student startup teams through the entire entrepreneurial process of starting their companies during the program
  • Attending weekly meeting with teams to share headway, concerns, and details regarding upcoming meetings with student teams
  • Working with students to identify and reflect on specific goals and actions needed in order to successfully run a business
  • Managing prototyping requests from student teams using Divvy

Commitment:

2 weeks of training prior to the summer program, plus 5 weeks of the summer program

Location:

Please note that this role will be performed remotely.

Staff will run class sessions and mentoring via Zoom for our online program.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Experience in starting and running your own business
  • Experience working/mentoring high school students
  • Project management skills, including time management, problem-solving, and decision-making

Role:

LaunchX brings together high school entrepreneurs from across the globe with the resources and network to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start real companies. Our entrepreneurial curriculum and startup framework guides students through a disciplined process of starting startups, though the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like any budding entrepreneur, they can greatly benefit from being asked the critical questions and being given insightful advice while forming their startups.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering all subject matter outlined in the curriculum with the goal of ensuring that students obtain the predetermined outcomes (skills)
  • Taking ownership of the instructor role as leader both in and outside the classroom
  • Evaluating student progress on a regular basis, providing students with feedback regarding performance in class and any obstacles that may be impeding progress
  • Being responsible for leading a cohort of ~10 student startup teams through the entire entrepreneurial process of starting their companies during the program
  • Attending weekly meeting with teams to share headway, concerns, and details regarding upcoming meetings with student teams
  • Working with students to identify and reflect on specific goals and actions needed in order to successfully run a business
  • Managing prototyping requests from student teams using Divvy

Commitment:

2 weeks of training prior to the summer program, plus 5 weeks of the summer program

Location:

Please note that this role will be performed remotely.

Staff will run class sessions and mentoring via Zoom for our online program.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Experience in starting and running your own business
  • Experience working/mentoring high school students
  • Project management skills, including time management, problem-solving, and decision-making
Apply Now

Summer Internship Roles

Click the circles below for more information about these summer internship roles with LaunchX

Note: these roles are available ONLY to either alumni of LaunchX or current college students.  High school students or graduates of college may not apply.

Logistics Intern

Responsibilities

  • Check Zoom reports and record classroom attendance
  • Analyze course feedback surveys for opportunities to make improvements — in real-time, for future sessions, and in how we approach coaching teams and companies
  • Manage mentor network – ensure teams are properly supported by mentor network through setting up mock board times, matching mentors with teams based on industry specializations, and setting up feedback mechanisms
  • Check Airtable and submit a report of students that are “at-risk” to the Program Coordinator daily
  • Submit daily warning, probation, and removal lists of students to the Program Director 
  • Manage Demo Day planning and day-of logistics

Requirements

  • Problem-solving skills & initiative to think through open-ended scenarios
  • Ability to work remotely on both team and independent projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good detail organization and ability to manage multiple tasks at once within established deadlines
  • Experience working with Aitable and LMS are a plus

Marketing Intern

Responsibilities

  • Develop marketing collateral that will be used for social media posts, website, blogs, etc. 
  • Write copy for social media posts, promotional emails, and other marketing collateral
  • Manage social media accounts — schedule through Hootsuite ahead of time (bulk at least one week ahead and one full week at a time) plus manage online presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram through taking screenshots and engaging students to participate in content curation
  • Create blog content — develop content and employ additional resources (such as previous and current students) as needed to create posts
  • Photo —take screenshots in and out of the classroom, and distill for marketing materials for the website and other marketing channels
  • Course platform – download all pitches from the course platform and use it for content creation
  • Video — develop 4-5 short videos of 1-2 minutes based on program content and post to youtube channel 
  • Student engagement – develop biweekly “marketing challenges” to encourage content curation by students
  • Cross-functional project and program support — assist with additional event logistics and special projects as needed

Requirements

  • Graphic design experience (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva) 
  • Video editing experience
  • Familiarity with marketing computer software and online applications (e.g. Hootsuite, Hubspot and Google Marketing Suite )
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Comfortable with multitasking in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of SEO techniques and best practices
  • Ability to work remotely on both team and independent projects.

Classroom and Support Intern

Responsibilities

  • Support classroom instructors (your assigned Lead Instructor plus some elective speakers) by assisting with any preparation and classroom logistics such as breakout rooms, polls, chat support, may include a simulation some weeks
  • Manage course platform by posting announcements and answering student questions on the platform, ensuring students are engaged with materials and following the LaunchX policies
  • Review and provide feedback to students on submissions to the course platform
  • Ensure students are engaged with classroom materials and following classroom policies
  • Submit behavioral concern forms for students in a timely manner
  • Team support – hold office hours to ensure teams are properly supported to be able to prototype, order supplies, are engaging with customers for interviews and user testing, etc.  Ensure teams are also progressing well on an interpersonal basis.

Requirements

  • Goal-oriented, flexible, and creative
  • Ability to work remotely on both team and independent projects
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Insightful analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Experience with Google Drive
  • Ability to handle disputes and coordinate stakeholders
  • High emotional maturity

Responsibilities

  • Check Zoom reports and record classroom attendance
  • Analyze course feedback surveys for opportunities to make improvements — in real-time, for future sessions, and in how we approach coaching teams and companies
  • Manage mentor network – ensure teams are properly supported by mentor network through setting up mock board times, matching mentors with teams based on industry specializations, and setting up feedback mechanisms
  • Check Airtable and submit a report of students that are “at-risk” to the Program Coordinator daily
  • Submit daily warning, probation, and removal lists of students to the Program Director 
  • Manage Demo Day planning and day-of logistics

Requirements

  • Problem-solving skills & initiative to think through open-ended scenarios
  • Ability to work remotely on both team and independent projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good detail organization and ability to manage multiple tasks at once within established deadlines
  • Experience working with Aitable and LMS are a plus
APPLY HERE

Responsibilities

  • Develop marketing collateral that will be used for social media posts, website, blogs, etc. 
  • Write copy for social media posts, promotional emails, and other marketing collateral
  • Manage social media accounts — schedule through Hootsuite ahead of time (bulk at least one week ahead and one full week at a time) plus manage online presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram through taking screenshots and engaging students to participate in content curation
  • Create blog content — develop content and employ additional resources (such as previous and current students) as needed to create posts
  • Photo —take screenshots in and out of the classroom, and distill for marketing materials for the website and other marketing channels
  • Course platform – download all pitches from the course platform and use it for content creation
  • Video — develop 4-5 short videos of 1-2 minutes based on program content and post to youtube channel 
  • Student engagement – develop biweekly “marketing challenges” to encourage content curation by students
  • Cross-functional project and program support — assist with additional event logistics and special projects as needed

Requirements

  • Graphic design experience (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva) 
  • Video editing experience
  • Familiarity with marketing computer software and online applications (e.g. Hootsuite, Hubspot and Google Marketing Suite )
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Comfortable with multitasking in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of SEO techniques and best practices
  • Ability to work remotely on both team and independent projects.
APPLY HERE

Responsibilities

  • Support classroom instructors (your assigned Lead Instructor plus some elective speakers) by assisting with any preparation and classroom logistics such as breakout rooms, polls, chat support, may include a simulation some weeks
  • Manage course platform by posting announcements and answering student questions on the platform, ensuring students are engaged with materials and following the LaunchX policies
  • Review and provide feedback to students on submissions to the course platform
  • Ensure students are engaged with classroom materials and following classroom policies
  • Submit behavioral concern forms for students in a timely manner
  • Team support – hold office hours to ensure teams are properly supported to be able to prototype, order supplies, are engaging with customers for interviews and user testing, etc.  Ensure teams are also progressing well on an interpersonal basis.

Requirements

  • Goal-oriented, flexible, and creative
  • Ability to work remotely on both team and independent projects
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Insightful analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Experience with Google Drive
  • Ability to handle disputes and coordinate stakeholders
  • High emotional maturity
APPLY HERE

Volunteer Positions

Click the circles below for more information

Mentor (Mock Board Member)

Role:

While our instructors and curriculum guide students through a disciplined process of starting companies, this structure is not enough to ensure their success. Like all aspiring young entrepreneurs, they need mentorship and guidance from people with more experience to turn to as they navigate the startup process.

As part of our summer program, we simulate a rigorous board room experience in which students are required to present their startup companies and seek feedback. As a member of this mock board, your role will be to provide honest and actionable advice and feedback to student cofounder teams, based on specific milestones and deliverables that students are expected to meet as part of our curriculum.

Volunteer Commitment:

2-3 hours/week for 4 or 5 weeks

Location:

On site of the program for in-person locations

Via Zoom for our online program

Qualifications:

Entrepreneur, MBA graduate, engineering/business degree holder, or otherwise qualified professional who has business and startup knowledge to guide teams on how to build their companies.

Demo Day Panelist

Role:

LaunchX brings together high school entrepreneurs from across the globe with the resources and network to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start real companies. Our entrepreneurial curriculum and startup framework guides students through a disciplined process of starting startups, though the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like any budding entrepreneur, they can greatly benefit from being asked the critical questions and being given insightful advice when pitching their startups.

The summer program culminates in demo day, where teams present their startups through a pitch video. Panelists will ask questions and provide advice via an event where teams, parents, and other audience members will be able to learn from the questions and advice.

Volunteer Commitment:

3-6 hours on one specific day at the end of the summer program (dates to be announced by December)

Location:

On site of the program for in-person locations

Via Zoom for our online program

Qualifications:

Qualification: 3+ years in a role reviewing and providing feedback to startups (such as at an accelerator, as an investor, or similar)

Role:

While our instructors and curriculum guide students through a disciplined process of starting companies, this structure is not enough to ensure their success. Like all aspiring young entrepreneurs, they need mentorship and guidance from people with more experience to turn to as they navigate the startup process.

As part of our summer program, we simulate a rigorous board room experience in which students are required to present their startup companies and seek feedback. As a member of this mock board, your role will be to provide honest and actionable advice and feedback to student cofounder teams, based on specific milestones and deliverables that students are expected to meet as part of our curriculum.

Volunteer Commitment:

2-3 hours/week for 4 or 5 weeks

Location:

On site of the program for in-person locations

Via Zoom for our online program

Qualifications:

Entrepreneur, MBA graduate, engineering/business degree holder, or otherwise qualified professional who has business and startup knowledge to guide teams on how to build their companies.

Apply Now

Role:

LaunchX brings together high school entrepreneurs from across the globe with the resources and network to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start real companies. Our entrepreneurial curriculum and startup framework guides students through a disciplined process of starting startups, though the skill and mindset are not enough to ensure their success. Like any budding entrepreneur, they can greatly benefit from being asked the critical questions and being given insightful advice when pitching their startups.

The summer program culminates in demo day, where teams present their startups through a pitch video. Panelists will ask questions and provide advice via an event where teams, parents, and other audience members will be able to learn from the questions and advice.

Volunteer Commitment:

3-6 hours on one specific day at the end of the summer program (dates to be announced by December)

Location:

On site of the program for in-person locations

Via Zoom for our online program

Qualifications:

Qualification: 3+ years in a role reviewing and providing feedback to startups (such as at an accelerator, as an investor, or similar)

Apply Now