How is a business or organization structured or designed? How do you lead or manage a business project? What types of activities go into developing a business or product? How do you nurture business relationships, network and build a team? How do you develop your competitive advantage? How do you test a product and do market research? How can you market a product in the world effectively? These are some of the questions we explore in the Internship program.
The IMSA Internship program connects high school juniors & seniors to real-world learning experiences with business professionals, nonprofits and entrepreneurial mentors to carry out an industry, business or product-focused research project. Our interns offer a fresh perspective on your business, strategies and plans and possess desired professional skills. Internship is a non-graduation requirement. IMSA Interns are unpaid and earn 1.0 semester credit hour upon completion.
2022 Program Cohorts
Cohort 1 – Academic Year – September thru April
Cohort 2 – Summer – June thru August
Sue Fricano; IMSA Innovation and Inquiry Program Manager
Revanth Poondru '23
This report details my time with and the usage of the program Ag-Invest. The program was developed using a variety of technologies through the development team of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office. During my time with the Treasurer’s Office, I served as ... Read More
Nooriyah Doriwala '23
Tuglus Inc. is primarily a representation of Angie Tuglus’s many skills and passions. Ms. Tuglus works in the industry of executive advising, business transformation, and art. Her company focuses on assisting executive clients in their leadership development, problem solving, goal setting and ... Read More
Ela Gadi '23
Research focused on learning about different systems of recycling, what types of products are recyclable, and how this varies based on material and formulation.
Nadia Ludwig '22 and Tyler Smith '22
Asgard Data is a data analysis-focused company that helps specifically non-profits derive meaning from their data. The focus of the business project surrounded the most effective ways to analyze data, aid in website design, and explore the structure of small businesses and ... Read More
Esther Im '22
TurnUp Activism Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that strives to foster a new wave of youth voters and activists. In the TurnUp app, users are able to find and post events, scroll through their newsfeed, access resources, and participate in civic engagement. ... Read More
Irene (Sooah) Park '23
The Representative Barbara Hernandez works at the state level, listening to suggestions from her constituents in the 83rd District and enacting them through legislation. To do so, the Call to Action Campaign was launched to bring more awareness and urgency to the ... Read More
Gabriel Delgado '22
Numerous studies have indicated an association between vitamin D deficiency and the immune dysregulation and the pathogenesis of autoimmunity. An increased prevalence of vitamin D deficiency has been demonstrated in several pediatric autoimmune diseases, including autoimmune thyroid disease and Type-1 diabetes mellitus. ... Read More
Using 3D Printing and Scanning to Develop a Personalized Solution for Sleep Apnea Patients and CPAP Users
Rushil Sambangi '22 and Vidhi Shah '23
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines offer relief to millions of people suffering from sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, more than a third of CPAP users stop using their equipment due to compliance issues such as discomfort and ... Read More