Apply for a Nicol Internship today!

The Nicol Entrepreneurial Institute oversees paid internships that provide students with the skills and experience they need to launch and grow their own companies. Carleton undergraduate and graduate students from all faculties are able to apply for these internships. They will promote and instill the highest spirit of entrepreneurialism at the university.

The endowment to support Nicol Internships was established at Carleton University by the Wesley and Mary Nicol Charitable Foundation, now the Wesley M. Nicol Foundation, in August 2011. It was the vision of Wes Nicol that Carleton University provide funding and support for student internships that will promote and instill the highest spirit of entrepreneurialism at the University. Being named a “Nicol Intern” would therefore recognize the academic achievements of the student recipients and their potential as entrepreneurs and future business leaders.

This year, the mandate of the program has been expanded to invite potential Nicol Interns from the vast number of current and future entrepreneurs across campus. A new Catalyst Fund, created from an additional gift in 2022 will provide additional support to Nicol Interns including scale-up funding, experiential learning opportunities, mentorship, and all of the additional supports to further equip entrepreneurs to succeed.

Carleton is honoured to partner with Bruce Nicol and the Nicol family to continue supporting student entrepreneurs and to develop new opportunities for learning and innovation. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support of the Wesley M. Nicol Foundation and all that has been made possible through their family’s ambitious vision.

Eligibility Criteria

    • A full-time Carleton University student during the terms in which you apply for and receive payments
    • Actively working to launch or grow your company
    • Committed to spend the Nicol funds to advance your company goals
    • A resident of the Province of Ontario
  • Where would you like your cheque mailed to?
  • 200 to 300 words that describe the most significant benefits your venture creates for customers, investors and other stakeholders and the external enablers upon which your business relies)
  • One sentence that explains why you need the internship money
  • Specify your deliverables as a bulleted list; deliverables are concrete, tangible, and distinct things or outcomes; two, three, or four deliverables are typical; collectively, deliverables must support the purpose of the internship money.

I authorize Carleton University and the Sprott School of Business to release a copy of this application to the appropriate awards selection committee(s), and to the Fund donor, in order to adjudicate my application. If requested, I agree to provide the Sprott School Business with any documentation necessary to verify the information on this application.   I declare that the above information is true and accurate. If any information is inaccurate, I understand that an award may be reassessed and/or withdrawn.

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