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Your Map to SEED

The map to apply and be accepted into the SEED Program is outlined below.

  • Start by learning about the SEED Program.
  • Apply by November 8th 2020 (placement for summer 2021 and fall 2021 semesters). 
  • Find out if you are accepted and if you are, register for the 1-credit prep course (MSLE 3590) and start saving money.
  • Go on your SEED Program Internship and become a life long representative of the SEED Program.
  • If you are not accepted don't give up, apply again the following semster.

Application Process:

To apply submit the following information: 

  1. Current Resume
  2. Paragraph: 200 - 500 words describing you and your interest in SEED
  3. Unofficial Transcript

Program Application Forms

USU Students

Non-USU Students

Interview Process:

After reviewing all applications, selected students will participate in a mandatory group interview. 

This interview generally takes place in the evening a week after the application deadline.

Important Dates:

 Semester Dates of Travel Application Deadline / Selection Date
Summer 2021 Internship 2nd week of May through 2nd week of August November 8, 2020 / Mid December
Fall 2021 Internship 2nd week of September through 2nd week of December November 8, 2020 / Mid December

Spring 2022 Internship

2nd week of January through 2nd week of April

April 12, 2021 / Mid May


Education Requirements:

Students of all majors are encouraged to apply and experience the SEED program.  Upon acceptance, students must meet educational requirements and complete ONE of the following four courses before leaving on the internship.

Each of the following four courses are offered in-class, online or via broadcast and can be completed any semester.

MSLE 3510 (3): New Venture Fundamentals* - (Offered online, in-class & by broadcast every semester
*(typically the route taken by non-business students)


MSLE 3530 (3): New Venture Marketing


MSLE 3540 (3): New Venture Finance


MSLE 3580 (3): New Venture Execution


Communication Requirements:

One of the main focuses of the SEED internship is to teach and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.  This assistance is provided by our interns through one-on-one mentorship as well as through large group classes.  It is important that the following communication requirements are met in order to provide these individuals with the needed level of support and attention. If accommodation is needed, contact the USU Disability Resource Center (

  • Students must be able to prepare and deliver 30-60 minute presentations to individuals and to large groups.
  • Students interested in applying for the Dominican Republic, Peru, & Guatemala are expected to be fluent in Spanish*. The Philippines and Ghana are English speaking locations.

*Depending on the semester, there may be an opportunity for students that are not fluent in Spanish to partcipate in one of SEED's spanish speaking locations.


Physical Requirements:

During an average workday, SEED interns will meet with different business owners and clients that are assigned to them.  These individuals are not always living or working within the same area or neighborhood, requiring students to spend several hours each day walking and traveling on public transportation.  Given the physical demands of the internship, it is important that following physical requirements are met. If accommodation is needed, contact the USU Disability Resource Center ( 

  • Ability to walk up to 5 miles per day, including on uneven ground, in hot, humid weather.
  • Elevators or escalators may not be available in some buildings requiring students to climb stairs.
  • Ability to stand up to an hour.