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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, show a serious interest in pursuing entrepreneurship, and register for the appropriate internship class. Students may formally apply on Handshake through Whitman Career Services here. Career Center staff will then contact students to schedule an interview.

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:

Todd Moss
Department Chair of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises
(315) 443-9215