D'Aniello Internships

The D'Aniello Entrepreneurial Internship Program is an internationally recognized initiative which provides unique entrepreneurial opportunities for highly qualified Whitman undergraduate and graduate students. As a D’Aniello intern, you’ll work directly with an entrepreneur, president, or senior executive in a high-growth, innovative company located in the greater-Syracuse metropolitan area (note: some internships will offer a remote-based option). Each semester, up to eight students are selected into this internship program.

Being selected as a D'Aniello intern is both an honor and a challenge as interns participate in exciting, hands-on, experience-based learning opportunities in entrepreneurial work environments. Because the host company sites change each semester, no two projects are the same. This is a great opportunity to get experience with startups/small businesses working on projects to support business development and growth in a hands-on, experiential learning environment. 

Student Eligibility Requirements

If you’re a junior, senior or graduate student in good academic standing enrolled in Syracuse University, you are eligible to apply to the program. You must have a strong GPA, evidence of extracurricular involvement, and an interest in entrepreneurship. D'Aniello intern candidates are required to enroll for independent study/experiential learning credit and to work 120 hours throughout the semester (which averages out to between 10 and 12 hours per week during a semester). 

Apply as a D'Aniello Intern

Students interested in becoming D'Aniello Interns must complete a D'Aniello Intern Application, provide a professional resume, schedule an interview with the internship director, show a serious interest in pursuing entrepreneurship, and register for the appropriate internship class.  

> Apply to be an Intern

The D'Aniello Entrepreneurial Internship program is supported by Daniel A. D'Aniello '68 BS, founding partner and managing director of The Carlyle Group.

Apply to be a Host Company

If you have an entrepreneurial project and would like to host an intern at your company for one semester, please consider applying to become a host company for the D'Aniello Internship Program. 

> Apply to be Considered as a Host Company

For more information about the D'Aniello program, contact:

Lindsay Wickham
Program Director
lwickham@syr.edu
(315) 443-3550  

Susan Oot
Administrative Assistant                                                                                                   saoot@syr.edu
(315) 443-6899