LAUNCH Internships

We are now taking applications for LAUNCH Internships for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. There are 2 options for internships, LAUNCH Crew with regular weekly hours and a 2-semester commitment, and the new Consultant On Demand program with variable hours, based on short term projects.

Track 1 – LAUNCH Crew

The LAUNCH Crew program offers a competitive and comprehensive experience that will build your resume and your network, while engaging in live, corporate projects. LAUNCH Crew members work as part of a diverse team that includes MBA students, Law students, and junior/senior undergrad business, communications/PR and engineering students.

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Deadline for Spring 2018 is Friday, Dec. 8th

Deadline for Summer 2018 is Friday, April 27th

Track 2 – Consultant on Demand

The Consultant On Demand (COD) program gives students real world experience that fits into busy schedules.    Starting in Fall 2017, LAUNCH will be selecting undergraduate and graduate students to work as Junior Consultants coaching local businesses who need short-term help finding solutions.  These projects will be on demand as the clients have needs.

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If you would like to receive an email reminder 24 hours in advance of the LAUNCH Crew Application due date, please email [email protected] and include your name, major/graduate degree, and email.

Selection Criteria

To be considered, applicants must be:
  1. Enrolled full-time in a graduate or post-doc program or a full-time junior or senior undergrad student at Baylor University.
  2. Able and willing to commit to a minimum of one semester (two semesters preferred) as an active Crew member. The ideal candidate will serve for multiple semesters and will grow in their responsibilities and compensation.
  3. Willing to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement(NDA). An applicant is not technically a Crew member until he or she signs this document. If you are uncomfortable signing the NDA, please do not apply.

If you meet the above criteria, then we welcome your application.

When reviewing applicants, we look to a number of factors, including:

  1. Passion and Dedication: We look for applicants who have the energy and willingness to commit to an intense and demanding internship, on top of their school commitments. We expect our Crew to become Team Leaders and/or Junior Consultants, and take their own initiative to improve and contribute to the organization in unique ways.
  2. Interpersonal Skills: We care deeply about finding candidates who have integrity, initiative, leadership, reliability, courtesy, composure, concise & effective communication skills, and analytical ability.
  3. Industry Experience: We learn from each other, so we seek candidates who have experience in entrepreneurship, technology, engineering, operations, marketing/sales, law (especially intellectual property law), or experience in other arenas that developed skills transferable to LAUNCH.

While we do not seek to fill specific quotas for any of the programs, we recognize that one of the strengths of LAUNCH is our diversity across different schools/disciplines and our balance of graduating and first-year/earlier year students, which brings stability and continuity. However, first and foremost, we seek applicants who embody the spirit of LAUNCH.

The LAUNCH Crew Commitment

LAUNCH is successful with the full participation and contributions of its Crew. All prospective LAUNCH Crew members must be prepared to do the following once admitted to the program:

  1. Sign the NDA. All LAUNCH Crew and Consultant on Demand students must sign a standard non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to protect the companies we work with during the year. Recognizing that the interns are sometimes involved with other companies during the school year, there is a mechanism to recuse oneself from any given company. If you are unwilling to sign a general NDA on principle, please do not apply.
  2. Attend All Scheduled Events. All Team Meetings, Speaker Events, Workshops, etc. are considered mandatory unless you have a class that meets at the scheduled time.
  3. Support Company Selection and Crew Recruiting Process. These processes occur every semester in Aug/Sept and Jan/Feb. Responsibilities entail looking out for great start-ups or innovative companies and students to apply to the program as well as screening candidates and conducting interviews.

We seek candidates who are strong leaders and will help drive the organization during their Internship. After the initial semester, we expect our Crew to serve as a Team Leader and/or Junior Consultant. Even without a formal title, our expectation is that our Crew constantly seek ways to improve or contribute to the organization.

Application FAQ

Still have questions about the application process or LAUNCH in general? Contact our LAUNCH Program Manager – [email protected].

We have attempted to make our decision process as transparent and fair as possible, but all decisions are final regarding the application process. LAUNCH reserves the right to accept or refuse any applicant as a crew of LAUNCH. LAUNCH makes no commitment to any applicants of assured entrance into the organization.