Ignite Launches Third Internship Programme

April 4, 2023

Ignite Bermuda has announced the launch of its annual Young Adult Entrepreneurial Internship programme “thanks to the continued support of HSBC Group and HSBC Bank Bermuda over the last three years.”

A spokesperson said, “Applications are currently live for the next three weeks.

Interns brainstorming in the Ignite Hub in a small group exercise

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“The eight week internship programme is designed to provide young adults with hands-on experience in entrepreneurship with local startups while giving them the opportunity to learn from experienced leaders in the industry. The internship programme is open to local young adults aged 18 to 25 who are passionate about entrepreneurship and are looking for an opportunity to learn first-hand with some of Bermuda’s best entrepreneurial leaders.

Interns attending a workshop on Bootstrapping with Ignite alumnae Carl Vincent, co-founder of Drop It, and Dennis Carter, from BEDC

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“During the internship programme, participants will have the opportunity to work on a real-world project within a designated business or organization and gain invaluable experience in the day-to-day running of a startup. They will also gain mentorship from those within the Ignite community, including the Ignite Team, Alumni, and Host Entrepreneurs while participating in workshops designed to help them develop key skills they will need to succeed in both their personal and professional lives.”

Group huddles with Interns and Ignite alumni; Colin Rego, Jen Ward, Dwayne Trott, and Alexis Bean, to share their entrepreneurial experiences and the lessons they’ve learned along the way

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Alicia Lister, Co-Project Manager, said, “We are thrilled to launch our third Young Adult Entrepreneurial Internship Programme and continue our mission of supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs. Our previous internship programmes have been a huge success, and we look forward to providing more young adults with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their future endeavours.”

Tomiko Douglas, 2022 intern, giving his final project presentation at the end of programme celebration event, hosted by HSBC

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The spokesperson said, “The 2023 programme begins on July 12th with a two-day orientation in the Ignite Hub alongside the Ignite Team and some of its alumni. Throughout the eight week programme, which runs until August 31st, interns participate in bi-weekly workshops on topics such as customer discovery, marketing, health and wellness, Bermuda economic overview, entrepreneurial journey, and more.

“Upon completion of their internships, interns will have the opportunity to present their entrepreneurial experience, progress within their special projects, and how they anticipate applying this knowledge moving forward.”

Former intern Tomei Talbot said, “It helped me to continue to push towards my dreams because I know that with hard work, passion, and focus that my dreams can come true. I know that I don’t have to be afraid to put myself out there and network to get my foot in the door for certain opportunities.”

The spokesperson said, “Ignite Bermuda is grateful for the support from HSBC Group and HSBC Bank Bermuda for both their financial contribution and their continued commitment in supporting Bermuda’s young adults through their insightful staff involvement during our workshop events.

“Click here to view our programme overview video.

“Applications for the internship programme are now being accepted online until 5.00pm on April 21. Learn more and apply on the Ignite website at ignitebermuda.com/interns.”

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