D'Aniello Internships

The D'Aniello Entrepreneurial Internship Program is an experiential learning initiative which provides unique entrepreneurial opportunities for highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students.We're always seeking entrepreneurial students to apply for this program and host companies (startups and small businesses) who are looking to bring on a high-level student consultant for a semester.

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).

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.

Apply as a Student Intern

Students interested in becoming D'Aniello Interns must complete a D'Aniello Intern Application and provide a professional resume to be reviewed to move forward to the interview process. Students should be interested in pursuing entrepreneurship in the future and be eager to support their host company site supervisor on various business development projects and deliverables agreed upon during the first week of the semester.  


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