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Business internship in Lawrence

Student Business Analyst Program

Working as a Business Analyst

The Park hires student business analysts both for work during the school year and during the summer to complete a wide variety of projects that support the internal organization and companies located at the Park.

Because of the nature of startups and innovative research companies, the analyst program values students from different backgrounds and fields of study.

The analyst team is led by Chris Rehkamp, the Park’s director of business services.




The student business analysts support KU Innovation Park and its resident startup companies. More than an internship, being a business analyst gives students an opportunity to work as part of a small, dynamic and professional management team to provide hands-on business development and consulting services to the Park and its resident bioscience and technology companies and startups.

Analysts work closely with Park staff, company founders and each other to solve complex and often challenging problems that materially affect real businesses. Students will have the opportunity to develop and utilize a variety of general business and consulting skills in a real-world setting while making a direct impact on the growth of the Park and its innovation-driven startups.

Analysts are given full responsibility for project deliverables that will have direct and tangible impacts on the Park and resident companies.  Analysts should feel comfortable working independently under the guidance of the Park’s management team. Projects are varied, flexible, and typically ad hoc in nature, making them somewhat unpredictable.

Research specific technical, legal or strategic topics in depth

Draft reports for internal and external partners

Conduct industry and market research, competitive analysis, tech validation, etc. for startups

Prepare and/or review strategic planning documents like business plans and pitch decks

Basic financial and business modeling and analysis

Identify grant funding opportunities and help prepare applications

Present project findings, materials and recommendations to partners, clients and Park management

Collaborate with and support the Park's other analysts

Participate in staff meetings, board meetings and other Park events

Take on internal projects for the Park, like CRM management and administrative duties

General Qualifications & Requirements

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Stay tuned! Applications for Fall 2024 will open later this year.