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I-CCEW Internship Applications and Requirements

Below are the descriptions and applications for each of the five internship tracks that the Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth offers, with separate applications for the Norman, Tulsa, and OKC campuses. Applications are reviewed comprehensively and the hiring process will include an interview.

The requirements of and eligibility for the internship are listed in more detail both in the application and at the bottom of this page. 

Please email iccew@ou.edu with specific questions about the internship positions.

Interdisciplinary Analyst - OUHSC

The I-CCEW internship at OUHSC is open to OU students enrolled in Oklahoma City-based programs (i.e. Graduate College of Health, Price College MBA, College of Medicine, etc.). I-CCEW interns in OKC will work on an interdisciplinary team on a health-related entrepreneurial venture. Interns are expected to work 10-15 hours per week in return for a $1,200 stipend.

Interdisciplinary Analyst - Tulsa

Technology Commercialization or Social Entrepreneurship tracks for students of all majors/programs. Interdisciplinary Analysts make a commitment of 15 hours per week to their teams and projects and earn a semester stipend of $1,200.

Interdisciplinary Analyst - Norman

Technology Commercialization, Social Entrepreneurship, and Software Business Accelerator tracks for students of all majors. Interdisciplinary Analysts make a commitment of 20 hours per week to their teams and projects and earn a stipend of $1,200.

Oil and Gas Exploration Analyst - Norman

The Oil and Gas Exploration internship combines an interdisciplinary team of energy-focused majors (Petroleum Engineering, Energy Management, Geology, and Geophysics). Exploration Analysts make a commitment of 20 hours per week to their teams and projects and earn a semester stipend of $1,200.

Consulting Associate - Norman

Consulting with Oklahoma entrepreneurs and startups through the Oklahoma Funding Accelerator (OFA) for business students. Consulting Associates make a commitment of 20 hours per week to their team and clients and earn a semester stipend of $1,200.

Product Designer - Norman

Product development with the design thinking process through the Agile Product Design (APD) for engineering students. Product Designers make a commitment of 20 hours per week to their teams and projects, and earn a semester stipend of $1,200.

Software Developer - Norman

Software Business Accelerator - for Computer Science students or those with comparable experience only. Software Developers make a commitment of 20 hours per week to their teams and projects, develop software- or web-based products and earn a semester stipend of $2,000.

Graphic Designer - Norman

Software Business Accelerator - for Visual Communications students or those with comparable experience only. Graphic Designers make a commitment of 20 hours per week to their teams and projects, develop UI/UX and branding for SoBA applications and earn a semester stipend of $1,200.

Spring 2019 Internship Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible for an internship with the Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, applicants must be an enrolled student at the University of Oklahoma. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. There is no minimum number of credits completed required and no GPA minimum.

The I-CCEW Internship is designed to significantly contribute to Interns' professional development in addition to offering valuable work experience. In order to do this successfully, these are the participation requirements that all selected interns must be able to meet:

  • New Intern Orientation: New Intern Orientation will give incoming interns the opportunity to experience firsthand the quality expected of interns' work at the Final Presentation. New Intern Orientation for Norman will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at 5pm at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. New Intern Orientation for Tulsa will take place on Thursday, December 6, over the lunch hour on the OU-Tulsa campus.
  • Intern Boot Camp: Boot Camp introduces incoming interns to key entrepreneurial concepts and terminology in an interactive, team-based environment. Boot Camp for both Norman and Tulsa interns is scheduled for Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12, 2019 and will take place in OKC. Transportation is coordinated for Tulsa participants and Norman participants who may require it.
  • Seminar Series: I-CCEW Seminar Series is a semester-long program that contributes to analysts' professional and skills development and introduces interns to influential Oklahomans and business leaders. In Norman, the class meets from 6-8PM every Tuesday on the OU Research Campus and is required of all interns, regardless of whether or not an intern chooses to receive course credit for the internship. In Tulsa, Interns meet every other Thursday from 11:45AM to 1PM.
  • Biweekly Staff Updates: Each I-CCEW team has biweekly meetings with the I-CCEW staff to check in on project progress and engage in problem solving. In Norman, biweeklies take place every other Friday at a time coordinated when the full team can be present. In Tulsa, biweeklies take place on Thursday alternate from Seminar Series from 11:45AM to 1PM.
  • Weekly Time Commitment: Including these scheduled commitments, all interns are expected to meet the weekly time commitment listed in the application description. This time is made up of both individual research and work time as well as team meetings which are scheduled in coordination with all team members' availability.

Any questions about eligibility and participation requirements can be directed to iccew@ou.edu.