Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED)

Make a sustainable difference in the world, and increase the value of your education through this transformative international internship.

SEED offers an international internship experience that will distinguish you from among your peers and give you the confidence to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real life. We are looking for students with an interest in social entrepreneurship to live abroad for a full school semester to teach, mentor and assist entrepreneurs in developing countries and help them break the poverty cycle.

The SEED program is unique because it focuses on assisting entrepreneurs in three areas: teaching, mentoring, and helping secure funding when needed.  Our interns teach individuals business building principles, provide one-on-one mentorship as they build their business, and help them secure funding and assets.  We are continuously involved in the success of these microenterprises and small businesses.

Make a Difference

By teaching entrepreneurial and business skills, SEED interns provide less-fortunate individuals and families across the world with the tools they need to become self-reliant, break the poverty cycle and improve their standard of living.

Increase your Value

SEED interns build confidence and prepare for a future career by engaging in an entrepreneurial experience with a global community. Interns will learn that problem solving, research and value creation are keys to success.

Program Application

Spring 2025 Internship Application Deadline: April 14, 2024



SEED provides skilled and passionate students with the opportunity to empower individuals, families and communities through teaching enterprise creation and sustainability in developing regions of the world. SEED students make an impact internationally while having a transformative experience that distinguishes them from among their peers.

What SEED Provides

  • An exceptional learning experience to prepare students to empower others with the skills of enterprise creation and development.
  • Safe and successful in-field experiences for students through partnerships with reputable NGOs, non-profits, schools and other organizations in select regions of the world.
  • Support to 100 program participants each year from a wide-variety of majors.
  • An opportunity for students to master the skills of business development, significantly impact the lives of others, and have a transformative life experience in the process.

Participant Videos

Manila, Philippines

Lima & Trujllo, Peru

Abomosu, Ghana