Pre-AVI Senior Internship

Christiansted National Historic Site, Hospital Street, Christiansted, Saint Croix District, United States Virgin Islands, 00824, United States

About Accelerate VI (AVI):

Accelerate VI is an initiative by the University of Virgin Island’s Research and Technology Park (RT Park) 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 May – July 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 can assist with the AVI Pre-Accelerator virtual training initiative designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs scale their tech or tech-enabled business ideas. The right candidate should be proficient with virtual platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom, as well as Office 365. They should also have some entry level experience with marketing, sales, and management. 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 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 20-25 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
  • Assist participating companies with helpful marketing, social media, and customer analysis
  • Perform other duties when needed

Skills Required:

  • This position requires a strong combination of strategy, creativity, and problem solving
  •   Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to work in multiple teams
  • Comfort using Office 365 (Word, Power Point, Excel), Teams, and Zoom
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Flexible schedule

Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or senior in college
  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in the field of business, sales, marketing, or project management
  • College course credits related to the field of business or technology


$15/hour commensurate with experience