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The Management 195 Capstone experience in Entrepreneurship for the minor is designed to provide students with an understanding of how entrepreneurial companies work. It should be undertaken after students have completed all other academic requirements for the minor, allowing them to apply the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to the internship project. Many students find that the internship experience assists them in defining (or redefining) their career goals.

Host organizations should have an entrepreneurial culture, with 3-150 employees and typically no more than $25 million in revenues. Operating companies often provide the best internship experiences, as they provide exposure across to multiple functional areas of management that may include management strategy, product development and marketing. Venture capital, real estate and other financial services or asset management firms may be approved if the intern has significant exposure to senior management.

Projects should have SMART objectives: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound. They should provide professional exposure for the intern, including interaction with the founder(s), entrepreneurial leadership and/or CEO. Projects should not be primarily clerical in nature, but rather should be challenging, using the analytical frameworks and skills that students have developed through the minor in entrepreneurship coursework. Managers/supervisors are encouraged to meet weekly with their student interns. Interns will also meet biweekly with the supervising faculty member or a teaching assistant at the Anderson School.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

MGMT 195 COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Management 195 is the contract course a student must enroll in to obtain credit for the internship. Course requirements include the following:

UME Internship Approval Form

Students must receive approval for their site and project prior to beginning the internship. Please submit the UME Internship Approval Form  by email to ume@anderson.ucla.edu with a copy (cc:) to munguia@english.ucla.edu before the internship quarter begins. PLEASE NOTE: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required in order to open/fill out this form. Download the free version of Adobe Acrobat .

DO NOT submit the form until you have received an internship offer. You are NOT eligible to submit an internship approval form until:

  1. All of your other required courses for the minor will have been completed prior to the internship quarter or;
  2. In exceptional cases, you will be enrolled in your final course required for the minor during the same quarter as the internship.

Journals

Students will create a journal with weekly entries describing their internship experience. The journal will describe how the intern identified and secured the internship site and project, weekly work assignments and progress, as well as insights gained regarding managing and leading a growing enterprise.

Profiles

Students will prepare a profile of both the entrepreneurial leader and the organization. Possible topics may include: a description of the entrepreneur’s education and career path, leadership style, the culture of the firm, business life-cycle phase (startup, growth, mature, etc.), major mistakes, if any, as well as pivots and lessons learned, important organizational milestones and key success factors. Should the student be unable to profile the founder or entrepreneurial leader of the organization, he/she may use primary and/or secondary research to prepare a profile of another entrepreneur in the same industry.

Reports & Presentations

Interns will prepare a written report or give an oral presentation outlining lessons learned during the internship experience.

Internship Hours

Fall, winter and spring quarter interns work 8-10 hours per week for 10 weeks for a total of 80-100 hours during the internship.

INTERNSHIP SITES

Please review our list of entrepreneurial organizations (from small startups to more established entrepreneurial-leaning companies) with whom our students have interned over the last 3 years.

12 Tribe
clothing
2018 Summer
Bruin Home Solutions
UCLA student non-profit
2018 Fall
BuzzyBooth
social photo kiosk/marketing automation
2018 Fall
Equity Quotient
solutions for workplace equity in healthcare
2018 Summer
Public Lives, Secret Recipes
celebrity interviews blog site
2018 Fall
Social Studies
retail event accessory boxes
2018 Fall
The Leverage
on-line apparel
2018 Fall
UNUM
social media management tool
2018 Fall
WellStart Health
lifestyle coaching to reduce chronic disease
2018 Fall
A Better Billing, Inc.
medical billing
2018 Spring
AllOfUS Cosmetics
democratizing color cosmetics
2018 Spring
Bambee
on-demand human resources services for small businesses
2018 Spring
Bella Nove
on-line subscription maternity clothing rental
2018 Spring
BoxCamp
student summer storage
2018 Winter
BoxMotif, Inc.
international trade and development
2018 Spring
Brand Hut Agency
Amazon marketplace optimization
2018 Winter
Cedros Sportfishing
2018 Spring
Chandeliers and Tulips
interior design/remodeling/staging
2017 Summer
Crest Real Estate
2018 Spring
DataHero
data visualization/dashboard software
2018 Spring
Digital Brand Architects
talent management agency
2018 Winter
Discotech
nightclub app
2018 Winter
Donnalisa fashion
women’s clothing
2018 Spring
DuMont Project
direct marketing digital media consulting
2018 Spring
Durrani’s Investment Corporation
family-owned real estate business
2018 Spring
Elements Dance Space
Pasadena dance school
2018 Spring
Enso.co
marketing/brand impact/strategy
2017 Summer
Escality
VR game project
2018 Winter
Estilo Magico s.a. de c.v
cosmetics/pet care perfume, “Spoiled”
2018 Spring
EyeSee app/UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
vision loss aid
2018 Spring
FanKey
fan/celebrity social media
2018 Winter
FashionPass
online clothing subscription/rental
2018 Winter
Fit For Bucks
fitness reward app
2018 Spring
FlightN9ne
sports-related phone cases
2018 Spring
Flux Ventures
UCLA-founded e-commerce
2018 Spring
Funnel
non-profit marketing startup at UCLA
2018 Spring
Gates Transportation LLC
Sacramento area/non-medical-emergency patient transport services
2018 Spring
Gifts for Good
corporate gifts curator
2018 Spring
GLYD
travel/online vlogging app
2018 Winter
GradStreet
school-specific graduation products
2018 Winter
HUM Nutrition
inner beauty/wellness/ingestible supplements
2018 Winter
Huxley & Harper
fashion boutique
2018 Spring
Independent Sports & Entertainment
brand building for professional athletes
2018 Winter
Jawstrow, Inc.
augmented reality shopping experience
2018 Spring
JUMP Investors
venture capital firm
2017 Fall
Launch.co
business information by/for leaders
2018 Spring
Law Offices of Richard Pech
software optimizing
2018 Spring
Law Offices of Stein & Associates
boutique business litigation firm
2018 Winter
Made Market.co
investment banking services
2018 Spring
Magnify
California NanoSystems Institute incubator at UCLA
2018 Spring
Maya.tech
smart self-service ATMs and mobile app
2018 Winter
MetaX
digital advertising
2018 Winter
Morning Brew
new media specializing in business news
2018 Winter
Music Prodigy
software for music teachers
2018 Spring
MuteSix
digital marketing specializing in Facebook and Google
2018 Spring
Nailed It! Media
social media marketing
2018 Spring
NVE Experience Agency
experiential marketing and event production
2018 Winter
OWSLA
independent record label
2018 Winter
Playmaker Nutrition
child nutritional supplements
2018 Spring
Primehop.co
nightlife industry platform
2018 Spring
Pyur Solutions
non-toxic heavy duty home care products
2018 Spring
Relovv/formerly “UNItiques”
online fashion marketplace
2018 Spring
Revel
men’s fashion app
2018 Winter
may not be active
RippleMatch
matches students/recent grads with early career jobs/internships
2018 Spring
Seated
restaurant discovery platform
2018 Spring
Silicon Drive
early stage marketing agency
2018 Spring
Spinn
coffee machines
2017 Fall
may not be active
SupplyOcean, Inc.
hospitality industry custom marketplace development
2018 Spring
Swifte
community carpooling
2018 Winter
Take Her Back
non-profit human trafficking rescue
2017 Summer
The Stylist L.A.
fashion
2018 Winter
Transamerica Institute
non-profit financial education
2018 Spring
TruBrain
online food tech brand
2018 Winter
Tutorfly
peer to peer tutoring platform
2018 Winter
UniData
a summer 2017 Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator entry
2017 Summer
may not be active
Unlock Venture Partners
venture capital firm
2018 Spring
Verifi, Inc.
payment protection
2018 Winter
Virgin Raw Foods
health supplement startup
2018 Spring
VRTopGear
VR experiences
2018 Winter
Wallender & Associates
consulting
2017 Fall
Walter Mendez
fashion designer
2018 Spring
Wilshire Financial Network
real estate investment
2018 Spring
Wurrly, LLC
mobile karaoke app/music learning management software
2018 Spring
Your (Auto)Immunity Connection
autoimmune care
2018 Spring
Youtopia Snacks/formerly Officebites
healthy snack delivery service
2018 Spring
Alliance Francaise of Los Angeles
promoting French language and culture
2017 Spring
Archive, Inc.
education technology startup
2016 Fall
may not be active
ARTALLUS
startup uniting people across Arts spectrum
2017 Spring
may not be active
Atom Tickets
mobile-first movie-ticketing platform
2017 Spring
BloomNation
floral
2017 Spring
BoxFox
business-to-business excess inventory solutions
2017 Spring
Capricor Therapeutics
biotechnology
2017 Spring
Chaptter
on-demand audio book app
2017 Spring
may not be active
Cinedigm Entertainment Company
2016 Fall
Club Social
2017 Spring
CyberSponse, Inc.
adaptive security
2017 Winter
Edubase
non-profit marketing
2017 Spring
Epic Pictures
film distribution
2017 Spring
Exclusive Style
2017 Spring
FamiLeague
2017 Spring
Fashion Jewelry Designs, Inc.
2017 Spring
FundersClub
online venture capital firm
2017 Winter
Gem
tech startup creating blockchain applications for enterprise companies in healthcare/finance
2016 Fall
Ground Control Entertainment
2017 Winter
may not be active
Home Girl Café
restaurant
2017 Spring
Hooked Deals
U.S. college towns food and drink app
2017 Spring
HouseStay
on-line apartment rental startup
2017 Spring
ION Quality Systems
small consulting firm providing data solutions to manufacturing companies
2016 Fall
Koala T Café
2017 Spring
Nature’s Wild Berry
2017 Spring
Nomva
organic food
2017 Spring
may not be active
Omaze
aims to democratize auctioneering
2017 Spring
Parents Education League
LA-based non-profit for parents of 8-12 students
2017 Spring
PatientPop
marketing platform promoting new patient growth
2017 Spring
Philymack Management
entertainment
2017 Spring
Pick My Solar
solar energy startup
2017 Spring
Pompos Jewelry
2017 Winter
Povertees
non-profit clothing enterprise employing people transitioning out of homelessness
2017 Spring
Purple Squirrel
job search/networking tool
2017 Winter
Red Tettemer O’Connell & Partners
small marketing firm
2017 Spring
Roofshoot
app for realtors to create listing videos
2017 Spring
may not be active
Sant and Abel
clothing supplier
2017 Spring
Silverstone Capital Management
boutique merchant bank
2017 Spring
Sketchy Medical
visual learning for medical students
2017 Spring
Skive It, Inc.
AI
2017 Winter
Spacegrab LLC
commercial real estate
2017 Winter
TagFi
“Wellness through Activity” app
2017 Spring
The Giving Keys
social enterprise employing people transitioning out of homelessness
2017 Spring
The Gray Pencill
marketing agency
2017 Spring
The Know Collective
mental health
2017 Spring
The Professional Lifeguard Foundation
non-profit/scholarships
2017 Spring
The Veloz Group
Custom Tobacco, Beverly Hills Chairs, Veloz Solutions
2017 Spring
Vamos Ventures
startup venture capital fund
2017 Winter
VocoLife
reservations app
2017 Winter
may not be active
WhereFor, LLC
travel booking
2017 Spring
Zapwater Communications
public relations
2017 Spring
Zozu Project
non-profit education
2017 Spring
Amy Levy PR
culinary and hospitality PR, gluten-free marketing
2016 Spring
Applied Engineering Concepts
service to electrical industry
2016 Spring
Arctica Health
UCLA student start-up
2016 Winter
may not be active
Busker Media
2016 Spring
may not be active
Crimson Marketing and Public Relations
2016 Spring
Enrou
UCLA student start-up
2016 Winter
may not be active
Kerwood Capital Partners
entrepreneurial private equity firm
2016 Spring
Leaner Creamer Corporation
healthy coffee alternatives
2016 Spring
Lorango Liu Media
media and political consulting firm
2016 Spring
may not be active
National Institute of Cannabis and Endocannabinoid Research (NICER)
501(c)3 non-profit (UCLA)
2016 Winter
NewLeaper
international internship programs for Chinese
2016 Spring
RadPad
tech startup
2016 Spring
Rebeca Mendez Studio
UCLA faculty in Design|Media Arts
2016 Winter
Rubin Postaer and Associates
advertising agency
2016 Spring
Ryder
advertising platform—UCLA student startup
2016 Winter
may not be active
Super League
theater mode gaming
2016 Spring
UrLife Media
app
2016 Spring
VocoChat
UCLA student start-up
2016 Spring
Who’s Got Game? LLC
app
2016 Spring
FAQ

FAQS

Q. What size company is suitable for an internship?
A. The company should be established, with a legal corporate structure, rather than in the concept stage. It may be a start-up, small business, family business or growing entity.

Q. Can I work in a start-up founded by friends or other UCLA students?
A. Yes, if it has been incorporated and if the UME staff approve the project application.

Q. When can I start my internship?
A. After you have completed all other requirements for the UME.

Q. Can participation in StartupUCLA count as an internship for the UME?
A. Yes, if you fulfill all of the required elements of both programs.

Q. How will I be evaluated?
A. Your supervisor will provide you with feedback on a weekly basis, and will fill out an evaluation form that will be submitted to the UME at the end of the quarter.

Q. Can I perform an internship that involves social entrepreneurship?
A. Yes, but it must be approved by the UME faculty and staff. It is important that the organization not only have a social mission, but have an entrepreneurial culture as demonstrated by innovation in its programs, funding or processes.

Q. How do I enroll in Management 195?
A. Students with Anderson-approved internships should generate a contract for Management 195 via MyUCLA for 4 units and a letter grade with the name of the instructor assigned by Janel Munguia and have it signed by the same instructor. Signed contracts should be delivered to Janel in 158 Humanities for enrollment processing. The deadline for enrollment is Friday of second week.