Interested in entrepreneurship? Join the BE YOUR OWN BOSS Summer Internship!

Join Future Founders for a three-week PAID virtual internship where you'll get a crash course in entrepreneurship, work with awesome teens from across the city, and build a business of your very own!

The summer session kicks off on Monday, July 19.

Applications are due by June 14. Click the button below to start yours today!


5 Reasons You Should Apply to Be Your Own Boss

1. Make New Friends

Be Your Own Boss brings together teens just like you from across Chicago. Connect with other young entrepreneurs and hustlers, and walk away with new friendships to last a lifetime!

2. Build a Real Business

Whether it's a product, service, app, or website, by the end of the Be Your Own Boss Internship you and your team will take the first steps towards launching a real business of your very own!

2020 Summer Intern App Prototype for "Equiteen"

3. Get Paid

We believe the hard work you put into the Be Your Own Boss Internship should be rewarded. That's why every single intern is eligible to earn up to $300 based on their attendance and engagement in the program.

4. Learn Useful Skills

Be Your Own Boss will expand your abilities beyond anything you thought possible. From learning how to identify opportunities and find your first customers, to building prototypes and pitching your idea to investors, you'll walk away from this internship with a set of skills that will prove valuable for the rest of your life!

Learn how to pitch your business ideas to customers and investors. Click here to see an award-winning pitch from some of our former interns!

5. Have Fun

Be Your Own Boss is not another virtual class. It's a chance to learn new skills, meet new friends, make new connections, earn some money, and most importantly, have a whole lot of fun!

Ready to Be Your Own Boss?

Click the button below to start your application today! But don't delay - applications are due June 14, 2021.


Who is Future Founders?

Future Founders believes every youth can become an entrepreneur.

We immerse youth in experiences that inspire and empower them to create their own opportunity. We believe this leads to a generation more determined, hopeful, and equipped as they engage the future. Since 2005 our programs have served over 35,000 middle and high school students across Chicago and 18 to 30-year-olds nationally.

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