Pre-AVI Junior Internship

About Accelerate VI (AVI):


Accelerate VI is an initiative by the University of Virgin Island’s Research and Technology Park (RTPark) to build a pipeline of promising early-stage startup companies and provide them with the tools they need to grow and scale from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The AVI Pre-Accelerator is an 8-week program from April 18th – June 10th that will immerse business founders in a series of workshops, webinars, and mentoring sessions tailored to give them professional feedback, boost their sales, launch a product or service, and polish their pitch for future endeavors.




Position Summary:


We are looking for a determined and highly motivated individual who is interested in assisting with a virtual training initiative designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs scale their tech or tech-enabled business ideas. The right candidate should be familiar with virtual platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Over the course of this internship, there will be ample learning opportunities around interpersonal communication, information management platforms, improving both written and verbal communication skills, and the commercializing tech initiatives. The selected candidate will report directly to the Entrepreneurship Manager and Entrepreneurship Associate at the UVI Research and Technology Park. The intern will be expected to work 10-15 hours each week.




Essential Functions:

  • Assist with Pre-AVI Program delivery
  • Assist participating companies with accessing program material and meetings
  • Assist Program managers during virtual meetings
  • Assist Program managers with presentations and meeting preparation
  • Perform other duties as needed


Skills Required:

  • This position requires a strong combination of strategy, creativity, and problem solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Comfort using Microsoft Suite, Teams, and Zoom
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong desire to learn Flexible schedule


Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2 years of work experience
  • 1 Year of college courses or a degree preferred but not necessary






$12-15/hour commensurate with experience







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